First, a poll:
And then this from Seattle Times sports editor Don Shelton, who met Chris Petersen for the first time Thursday.
He’s likeable. He’s articulate with a dry sense of humor that came out a few times – when he talked about the media (at least I think he was joking) – and when I mentioned I was a University of Idaho graduate (our rivals are his old team, Boise State). But he quickly got back to the job at hand – answering your questions.
When a question came about Don James, it hit me. He reminded me a little bit of the legendary Husky football coach. I had covered James as a young sportswriter early in his remarkable 18-year run at Washington, from 1976 until about 1984. In the fall of 1981, he would have been 49, the same age as Petersen.
Catching up on some other links:
- Great read from Bud Withers on UW basketball legend Bob Houbregs.
- UW baseball opens the postseason at 1 p.m. today against Georgia Tech (ESPN3). Here’s my feature on UW shortstop Erik Forgione.
- We learned Thursday about two more start times next fall.
- Bishop Sankey’s grandfather, who lives in Alabama, will be able to watch Bishop play more with the Titans.
- Analyzing schedules in the Pac-12 North.
- Arizona’s Rich Rodriguez, Sean Miller and Greg Byrne have a lot of incentive to stay in Tucson for the next eight years.
- ASU’s Todd Graham also agreed to an extension this week.
- The NCAA has filed an emergency petition to delay the Ed O’Bannon trial, which is scheduled to begin June 9.
- USC QB Cody Kessler said he was “seconds away” from committing to UW instead.