The Huskies will scrimmage for the first time today, but it will be closed to the media and public. We’ll be back out there for Tuesday afternoon’s practice, with the usual updates afterward. In the meantime, I’m wrapping up some things for our college football special section that comes out at the end of the month; that’s always a fun project, and I’ll hope you check it out then.
For today’s paper, I wrote about Kendyl Taylor, who redshirted as a sophomore last year and has become a bit of a forgotten man among the UW receiving corps. He seems to have a good perspective on the situation.
“After redshirting last year, I’m starting from the bottom,” he said. “With the new coaching staff, everyone’s on a level playing field, and I really think this new offense suits me well. …
“I’m on the bottom of the list trying to work my way up. I have nothing to lose and everything to gain.”
“He’s done a good job,” UW receivers coach Brent Pease said. “I think there’s been a big improvement from summer to now with him. He’s a smart kid and he’s got some abilities. He competes and he’s raised the level of competition.”
On to some links:
- The Huskies are ranked No. 20 in the first ESPN power poll. ESPN also gives UW a 9.7-percent chance to beat Oregon on the road Oct. 18, and a 31.1-percent chance to beat UCLA at home on Nov. 8. No idea how those were calculated. I’ve forgotten everything I ever learned about math.
- Christian Caple with an update on the quarterback battle.
- UW Daily’s daily practice report from Sunday.
- Mark Emmert spoke on Sunday on ABC’s “This Week” and offered his reaction to the O’Bannon ruling.
- This Ice Bucket Challenge is starting to heat up.
- Bishop Sankey had a touchdown reception in his first NFL preseason game.
- Jake Locker, meanwhile, was underwhelming in the Titans’ preseason opener, but don’t read too much into that, Tennessean columnist David Climber writes.