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DawgmanRadio is a comprehensive look at the latest Washington Huskies football, basketball, and recruiting news, with insight and analysis from Kim Grinolds, Chris Fetters and Scott Eklund.

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    UW's defense excited to see a style of offense they've had success against in the past

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 18:44

    It's not exactly Air Raid, but Arkansas State is still putting up some monster offensive numbers through two games. They are third in all of FBS in total offense (610 yards per game), and top-20 in scoring offense at 44.5 points per game. In talking with the Washington defensive players Wednesday, they're excited to see the Red Wolves come to town. It's going to be a real clash of the titans because Arkansas State leads the country in pass offense (460 yards a game), while Washington is number 2 when it comes to passing yards allowed in a game (74.5). "Spread, they like to throw the ball," cornerback Kyler Gordon said. "Ready for that, been waiting for that. It's going to be a fun game." "That's my Dad's alma mater, actually," said freshman outside linebacker Cooper McDonald said, smiling. "Hoping we can put the smack on them." The Huskies have only had 38 passes thrown on them so far through two games, so they haven't had a ton of opportunities to come up with a pick. That shouldn't be a problem Saturday afternoon, as the Red Wolves have already attempted 106 passes. "We've got to be able to stop the run and then we've got to be able to stop the pass after that," said UW DB Coach Will Harris. "It's going to create opportunities, and I believe great defenses create turnovers, whether that is through the run or whether that's through the pass." With no turnovers forced to date, it's something that's been on Gordon's mind. He's got a bet with Trent McDuffie to see who gets the first interception of the season. The winner gets a video game. And Kyler's got his heart set on the new Call of Duty.  "I'm thinking the ball's in the air, someone's gotta get it," he said. "One of the DBs gotta get it. If it's not me, it's Trent or Bookie, AC, someone. Someone's gonna get it, so everyone's really excited to see the ball in the air. It's definitely more motivating." The defense is motivated as much by the 0-2 start than anything else, but Harris knows it starts with the coaches first to put the players in a position to be successful. We've already seen one change in the depth chart; Cameron Williams will start at free safety. "Let's be realistic; at the end of the day we'd like to be better on the defensive side of the ball," said Harris. "We have to, first and foremost, look ourselves in the mirror as coaches, and then we've got to get these guys situated to where we can get a better scheme for them to go out there and execute it." Does that mean fans could see more changes on the defensive side of the ball on Saturday? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    DawgmanRadio: Is The Offense Making Progress?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 17:29

    For the past two weeks, Washington's offense has been, well, offensive. They've struggled to run the ball, something head coach Jimmy Lake said he wanted his team to be known for and they have gotten off to slow starts in their last four games, going back to 2020. Why the struggles? Veteran offensive tackle Jaxson Kirkland and wide receivers coach Junior Adams sat down and talked to the media on Tuesday and were peppered with questions about why the offense is struggling so much and what they need to do to change the trajectory of the team. Kirkland said he's almost embracing the adversity they are going through because it helps him to know who is ready to compete and who isn't. Adams was asked a number of questions about the offense and what needs to improve. While he was non-committal in coming up with remedies other than saying that they need to continue to improve and take advantage of their opportunities, he noted that it all shouldn't fall at the feet of offensive coordinator John Donovan. Where should it lie? On the entire coaching staff, according to Adams. To hear what Adams and Kirkland had to say, click on the audio link below... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Jimmy Lake: "The improvement has to happen now"

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 29:08

    Here is everything Washington Head Coach Jimmy Lake had to say during Monday's weekly press conference. They lost at Michigan 31-10 in the first true road game since BYU in 2019, and host Arkansas State this Saturday in the first meeting between the two schools. Game time is 1:15, with the game being shown on the Pac-12 Networks. Lake addressed the ineptitude of the offense, whether or not John Donovan's job is on the line, the inability of Washington's defense to slow down Michigan's run offense, the lack of turnovers, slow starts, and a lot more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Washington Head Coach Jimmy Lake talks to the media after UW's 31-10 loss to Michigan

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2021 12:50

    Washington Head Coach Jimmy Lake talks to the media after UW's 31-10 loss to Michigan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    DawgmanRadio: Trying to make sense of the nonsense that was Washington's 31-10 loss to Michigan

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2021 33:44

    The guys from Dawgman.com - Kim Grinolds, Chris Fetters, and Scott Eklund - found themselves on a call after Washington's 31-10 loss to Michigan Saturday night, trying to make sense of what they saw. And there wasn't much sense to it. Those UW fans hoping to see a much different team than the one that lost 13-7 to Montana were bound to be disappointed. The Huskies couldn't run the ball, and they couldn't stop the run. And that was really the tale of the tape. The Michigan Wolverines were bound and determine to stuff the ball down the Huskies' throat, and they did it in a resounding fashion. The offense was really poor for the second-straight week. There were no wrinkles in the run game to really speak of, putting the offense entirely on Dylan Morris's shoulders. Morris threw for nearly 300 yards and a score, but most of those numbers were piled up when the game was already out of reach. So the main question still remains; why? What has turned this offense, which wasn't incredible in 2020 but at least could score some points, into a total shambles? Where is the identity, the execution, the coaching? And is John Donovan the man that can deliver on Jimmy Lake's vision for a pro-style offense that starts with a power run game and includes an explosive passing element? Or is Lake's mandate simply beyond the reach of these players and coaches? And if that's the case, what does that say about Lake? Was there anything UW could hang their hat on? They didn't turn the ball over, so that was something. And they kept Michigan to 44 yards through the air, but that's because they only threw it 15 times. Grinolds, calling in from the sidelines at Michigan Stadium, offered up his take on the Michigan game day experience and how it compares to Pac-12 away days. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    DawgmanRadio: Our Michigan Pre-Game show!

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 11, 2021 72:01

    Well, the longest week ever is now gone, and hopefully, Washington fans can move past what happened a week ago and focus on the newest challenge; the Michigan Wolverines. What was expected to be a titanic struggle between two proud Power 5 programs under the lights in prime time has become a lot less than it could have been, and all because of the egg UW laid against Montana. With Kim Grinolds en route to the Big House, Chris Fetters and Scott Eklund break down the aftermath of Washington's opening game loss, starting of course with the abomination that was the offense. What went wrong, and what can the UW coaches do in a week to fix it? There were so many questions about the offensive line coming out of the game, and Fetters and Eklund try and sort through the mess, including what they think could happen tonight in Ann Arbor. How many receivers are going to be available? Will they use more than two running backs? And what exactly is John Donovan going to pull out of his hat to stun the Wolverines in their house? After a quick break to pay some bills, the guys come back and talk about the defense and what they expect Washington to try and do to stop a Michigan offense that showed a lot of explosiveness in their 47-14 over Western Michigan. To finish things off, the guys reflect on the 20th anniversary of 9/11, which puts everything, including tonight's game, into perspective. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    DawgmanRadio: The Interns Break Down Michigan

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 11, 2021 21:06

    The Dawgman.com interns - Jack McCauley and Intern Emeritus Luke Mounger - offer their takes on Washington's second opponent of the season, the Michigan Wolverines. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    DawgmanRadio: All Things Michigan With Sam Webb

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2021 40:05

    As Washington works hard to put last week's game behind them, their foe this week, the Michigan Wolverines, is preparing to host the Huskies at the Big House. To say this is a daunting task for head coach Jimmy Lake and his team is an understatement. To get to know the Wolverines better, Dawgman's Kim Grinolds spoke with The Michigan Insider publisher Sam Webb, the preeminent man on the Michigan beat, who knows the team inside and out. What can Husky fans expect from quarterback Cade McNamara? Is this a pass-first team or has head coach Jim Harbaugh gone back to the ground-and-pound style that made him so successful at Stanford? Webb also went into the offensive line and how the tailbacks, led by Hassan Haskins and Blake Corum as well as freshman Donovan Edwards, are the engine that makes the Wolverine offense run, especially now that standout wide receiver Ronnie Bell has been lost for the season with an injury. On the defensive side, Webb loves what Aidan Hutchinson brings to the table and there's a good group of players in the front seven who will make like very difficult on Washington's questionable offense. To listen to the 33-minute podcast, clickon the audio link below... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Ikaika Malloe, Ryan Bowman, Jackson Sirmon talk ahead of the Michigan Game

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2021 27:12

    Washington OLB Coach Ikaika Malloe, OLB Ryan Bowman, and ILB Jackson Sirmon spoke to the media Wednesday ahead of UW's game at Michigan this coming Saturday night. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Everything Jimmy Lake Had to Say During His Monday Press Conference

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2021 26:08

    Washington Head Coach Jimmy Lake met with the media Monday after their historic 13-7 loss to Montana last Saturday. Here's everything Lake said. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    DawgmanRadio: What to make of that mess?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 5, 2021 25:59

    How do you explain crazy? Well, as it turns out, it's really hard. And on Saturday night at Husky Stadium, the guys from Dawgman.com - Kim Grinolds, Chris Fetters, and Scott Eklund - had to try and explain arguably the craziest result in Washington Football history, as the Huskies lost 13-7 to FCS Montana. How do you explain losing to a 22.5-point underdog? How do you explain how the Huskies have to keep head coach Jimmy Lake even after UW lost to an FCS team for the first time ever? Some of it is based on practical considerations, but it's also the first game of the season, and that's the time when all of us go nuts with overreactions. But simply put, it's hard to overreact to a loss like this. And where to the Huskies go from here? Well, they go to Ann Arbor, Michigan to play a Michigan team that probably thought they were going to have their hands full, but now are probably looking at Washington in a whole new light after tonight's loss. And can Lake recover from this loss? The initial reaction is no, because no Washington head coach has ever had to recover from losing to an FCS opponent. But there is always a first time, so we are going to see how Lake, the coaches, and the players attempt to bounce back from this embarrassment. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    DawgmanRadio: Our Montana Pre-Game show!

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 4, 2021 58:12

    It's game day!!! The 2021 season is finally here, and not a moment too soon. And not just because it means it's time for Washington Football, but it's time for fans to get back in their seats at Husky Stadium. To that end, the guys from Dawgman.com - Kim Grinolds, Chris Fetters, and Scott Eklund - talked about what they expect to see this afternoon when the Huskies host Montana, but also about some of the game-day changes the fans will see when they descend on Husky Stadium. To start, they talk about Montana's players, especially the ones from the state of Washington, and then they gave their opinions on the players they'll be looking out for in the Purple and Gold, starting first with the offense, and then the defense. Will Sam Huard get some snaps? Will it be part of a strategy to keep his redshirt on, or will they worry about that down the road? Will they 'run the damn ball', or will they go pass-first because the Grizzlies will be expecting the Huskies to try and jam it down their throats? In the second part of the hour-long podcast, the guys talk about the new things fans will see and experience during game day, including the return of the helmet car, no in/out privileges anymore, beer and wine sales inside the stadium, and more. And to finish out the show, Scott Eklund provides a quick recruiting update now that the coaches can reach out to 2023 prospects and can also get out on the road to see high school games, something the UW coaches did on Thursday and Friday. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    DawgmanRadio: Learning more about Montana Football with Frank Gogola of the Missoulian

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2021 19:51

    Montana Head Coach Bobby Hauck hasn't been shy about his desire to win an FCS Championship, and the former Washington assistant showed his early intent by beating Central Washington and Portland State 107-10 in their two games played this past spring. Dawgman.com's Kim Grinolds spoke with Frank Gogola, the Montana Football reporter for the Missoulian, and Gogola had plenty to say about the team he covers, their FCS ambitions, and also how he thinks they'll do out of the gate in Seattle on Saturday afternoon. The talk starts out on the offensive side of the ball, beginning with former Issaquah quarterback Cam Humphrey and the loss of their top two running backs. But they are deep at receivers, which should pose an interesting early test for Death Row. They then move to the defensive side of the ball. The Grizzlies appear to be deeper on defense than offense, but there are some new pieces, including a number of FBS transfers, so it's hard to know exactly how it will all fit together in their 3-3-5 stack scheme against a top-20 FBS team in Washington. And if Montana needed a 40-yard kick to tie or win the game, how confident is Gogola in Montana's kickers that they could get the job done? And how good will have Montana played to get to that point? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Jimmy Lake talks to the media one last time before Montana

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2021 13:11

    Washington Huskies Head Coach Jimmy Lake spoke to the media Thursday for the last time this week before the Huskies host the Montana Grizzlies Saturday afternoon at Husky Stadium. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    DawgmanRadio: The Interns Break Down Montana

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2021 20:31

    We're two days away from college football in the Emerald City! And even better than that, we're two days away from fans returning back to The Greatest Setting in College Football, and not a moment too soon. The Dawgman.com interns - Jack McCauley and Intern Emeritus Luke Mounger - were tasked this week with breaking down Washington's Week One opponent; the Montana Grizzlies. Starting with the defense, Jack highlights some of the Montana players to watch on that side of the ball, including former Arizona DE Justin Belknap, DE Joe Babros, and LB Jace Lewis. Montana's front is not as big as Washington's offensive line when trying to match size for size, but they are going to bring quickness to the game. Former Louisville DB Justin Ford, Robbie Hauck, Gavin Robertson, Nash Fouch, and Omar Hicks are other names to watch on the Grizzlies' defense. Moving to the other side of the ball, Luke gives us the lowdown on what to expect from Montana's offense, starting with the issues at running back. They will be without their top returning running back from 2019 in Marcus Knight, as well as backup Nick Ostmo. But Xavier Harris looked strong in the two games Montana played this spring. And it's not often you see a former quarterback playing right tackle in college, but that's exactly the case with Dylan Cook. Their offensive line has some FBS transfers from Washington State and Nebraska, so there's some talent along their front five. Washington defensive coordinator Bob Gregory mentioned Samuel Akem by his number on Wednesday, so expect him to be a player to look out for. Jack and Luke also break down what they expect to see from former Issaquah quarterback Cam Humphrey. He's a taller signal-caller who will give Washington a bit of a dual threat look, but will mostly look to drop back and find receivers down the field. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Talking Death Row D with Bob Gregory, Edefuan Ulofoshio, and Trent McDuffie

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2021 24:29

    Trent McDuffie wasn't aware of the name 'Death Row' until he got to Montlake, but he soon found out all about it through the play of guys like Myles Bryant and Elijah Molden. And now he's all about making sure his name is added to those before him. That's just a part of what the defensive players and coaches - McDuffie, Edefuan Ulofoshio, and Bob Gregory - spoke to the media about on Wednesday. Gregory is as experienced as it gets for being the 'new' defensive coordinator after taking over from Pete Kwiatkowski, and he spoke of the transition from last year, as well as his take on Montana's offense and what he expects to see from their quarterback, Cam Humphrey. He also spoke about the Grizzlies' number 18, receiver Samuel Akem. Ulofoshio spoke on his relationship with fellow ILB Jackson Sirmon, their collective competitive fire, and also about some of the other inside linebackers in the room, like MJ Tafisi, as well as senior OLB Ryan Bowman. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    DawgmanRadio: Talking Husky Offense With John Donovan, Cade Otton And Jaxson Kirkland

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2021 31:16

    Last season, because of the COVID-19 lockdowns, the Washington Huskies were unable to properly install their offense. Offensive coordinator John Donovan had a monumental task on his hands. From trying to bring along a quarterback with no college experience, to helping the entire group understand what the philosophy of the offense was and knowing what they wanted to get accomplished, meeting over Zoom was not an ideal situation for a new job. Now, as he prepares to start his first full season as Washington's offensive coordinator, Donovan has the luxury of sitting back and truly evaluating what he saw during fall camp over the past 25 days. He and the two players who were made available to the media on Tuesday -- Cade Otton and Jaxson Kirkland -- collectively said that things are much more polished than they were at this point last year and that while the offensive philosophy remains the same, they can now do different things out of formations than they were able to do last season. Donovan also commented on the progress of Dylan Morris and Sam Huard and what sets Richard Newton and Cameron Davis, the two co-starters in the backfield, apart from each other as well as what each brings to the table. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    DawgmanRadio: The Interns Make Their Season Picks!

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2021 52:11

    With the season upon us, our interns - Jack McCauley and Intern Emeritus Luke Mounger - got on the mic this weekend to talk about their game-by-game picks for the 2021 season. It's very difficult to run the table, and both the interns have the Huskies losing games in the Pac-12. But which ones? To offer a hint, they picked different games. By and large, both Jack and Luke have the Huskies winning a lot of games this fall, including their game at the Big House in less than two weeks. But the conference slate appears to be a little tricky, and they have UW stepping on a couple of banana skins at some point this fall. In fact, you might be a little surprised by the teams Luke believes will give the Huskies all sorts of fits.  But which ones? You'll have to listen in to find out! They go deep into their takes for the season throughout the 50-minute podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Jimmy Lake excited to see a packed Husky Stadium again

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2021 30:21

    Washington Head Coach Jimmy Lake addressed the media Monday as the Huskies continue to prepare for their Saturday season opener versus Montana. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    DawgmanRadio: The Gas Man Talks About His New Book On Legendary 1991 Husky Football Team

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 27, 2021 35:44

    The 1991 Washington Huskies are, by most accounts, one of the greatest college football teams ever assembled. With top players like Steve Emtman, Dave Hoffman, Jaime Fields, Donald Jones, Walter Bailey, Beno Bryant, Mario Bailey, Billy Joe Hobert and Mark Brunell as well as many others, the cast of characters not only on the field, but also on the coaching staff, were the stuff of legend. Former KJR personality Mike Gastineau, "The Gas Man", came to Seattle in early 1991, so he had a front row seat to see what that Husky team was able to do. Now, 30 years later, he has endeavored to give Husky fans and the rest of the nation a closer look at what that team was all about. His relationship with Hall-of-Fame coach Don James, James' wife Carol, as well as some of the players and other coaches associated with that team has allowed him to pull back the curtain, so to speak, and tell the backstories of what went on during that magical season. Dawgman's Kim Grinolds sat down with "The Gas Man" recently and got the chance to get the scoop on why Gastineau decided to write the book, what it meant as far as all of the information and his interviews with the players and coaches who made history. From the letdown of the 1990 season to the offseason of work the players and coaches put in to the epic win over Nebraska in Lincoln to their close call against Cal in Strawberry Canyon, Gastineau takes you through everything in his book "Fear No Man" that is required reading for any true Husky fan. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    DawgmanRadio: Catching up with Mike Hopkins

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2021 29:52

    Dawgman.com's Kim Grinolds recently caught up with Washington Men's Basketball Head Coach Mike Hopkins after a workout for an exclusive chat where Hop was able to break down all the changes that have taken place since the end of last season - and there were a lot of changes. First, Hop briefly touched on the lessons learned from a difficult 2020-21 campaign, one that saw the Huskies go 5-21, including 4-16 in the conference. He spoke in-depth on Washington's new assistant coaches; Wyking Jones and Quincy Pondexter. Jones, who was the former head coach at California and is working with UW's bigs. And Pondexter is back with his alma mater after a career in the Purple and Gold that saw him finish as the all-time leader in career games played and career home wins. Hop talked about the hiring process and how Pondexter fit with the direction Hop wanted to take the program. He also talked about Quincy's coaching style as he's been working with the UW wings, as well as his ability as a recruiter. Hopkins also went in-depth on all the new UW signings, their recruiting stories, and why they are the right fit for the Huskies: Former West Virginia SF Emmitt Matthews, Jr. Former Seattle/Arizona PG Terrell Brown, Jr. Former Stanford CG Daejon Davis Georgia Highlands College PF Langston Wilson NBA Academy Africa SF Samuel Ariyibi Olympia F/C Jackson Grant (Even though former TCU SG P.J. Fuller has committed to UW, he has not signed yet, nor enrolled, so Hop couldn't talk about him.) Hopkins also provided updates on all the scholarship players who returned from last season: Nate Roberts Jamal Bey Riley Sorn Dominiq Penn Cole Bajema Next, Hopkins talked about the schedule release that came out, including a change in his thinking when it comes to what they need to get out of their non-conference schedule now that the Pac-12 has grown to 20 conference games, a change the league made starting with the 2020-21 season. He also briefly touched on Name, Image, and Likeness rules and how the program can help them, but he also wants the players to remain focused on the main objectives of being in school, which is their education and commitment to a winning program. Lastly, Hop talks about the things that have been missed during the pandemic and the excitement about getting back to business and playing in front of the Dawg Pack and a full Alaska Airlines Arena. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Derham Cato, Dylan Morris, Henry Bainivalu, Luke Wattenberg

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2021 25:53

    Tight Ends Coach Derham Cato, Quarterback Dylan Morris, Right Guard Henry Bainivalu, and Center Luke Wattenberg spoke to the media this week as the Washington Huskies move into their final week of fall camp heading into their season opener September 4 versus Montana. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    DawgmanRadio: The Offense Out-Duels the Defense During Fan Fest

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 22, 2021 43:48

    Saturday's practice was the final open scrimmage of fall camp, and the Washington Huskies played it out like a real game was on the line. Led by quarterbacks Dylan Morris and Sam Huard, the offense came out victorious 34-17 in a day that was also noted by the breakout of redshirt freshman receiver Taj Davis. Davis, from Upland, Calif., took over for an injured Jalen McMillan to catch 13 passes for 197 yards, and the two quarterbacks combined unofficially for 455 yards, three passing touchdowns, and no interceptions. The guys from Dawgman.com - Chris Fetters, Scott Eklund, and intern Jack McCauley - dissect what they saw from the live scrimmage, starting with the offense, going position-by-position group, and then moving to the defense after a quick sponsor break. There were a number of starters that didn't play at all or played limited snaps - Jaxson Kirkland, Luke Wattenberg, Terrell Bynum, Trent McDuffie, and Kyler Gordon were the most notable - which meant opportunities for those right behind them in the depth. The Dawgman guys talked about those players that did step up, including some walk-ons on the defense (Mishael Powell, Ben Hines, and Drew Fowler). They also finish the podcast with their general takeaways and what the scrimmage means moving forward as the Huskies continue to work toward their September 4 game hosting Montana, 14 days from now. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    DawgmanRadio: The Recruiting Landscape With Brandon Huffman

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2021 60:34

    The football season is just around the corner, so it's about time we sat down with 247 National Recruiting Editor Brandon Huffman to get the lay of the land. In today's DawgmanRadio podcast, Scott Eklund and Huffman talk about a number of subjects that are on every Husky fans' mind. To start off, they look at some of the decommitments that have happened, including that of Ben Roberts, the defensive tackle from Utah, who recently opened up his recruitment after taking a visit to Oregon. Why are things like this happening and is there still a chance he could come to his senses and still wind up signing with Washington? Huffman also goes into detail on several of Washington's commits and why they were prospects that Washington went after hard and how they fit into the Husky scheme. Is Jackson Stratton under-appreciated? Why are TJ Hall and Denzel Boston prospects that Husky fans should be excited about? Eklund and Huffman also look ahead to the 2023 and 2024 classes, both in state and out west, and discuss some of the top prospects in the region as well as the deepest position groups over the next couple of years. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    DawgmanRadio: An Early Look At The 2024 In-State Class

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2021 24:13

    Moments ago, 247 got a jump on the 2024 recruiting class by releasing its initial Top 100 and a handful of in-state players made it onto the list. The group includes two offensive players, both from the same school, and two defensive players from the South Sound. Kim Grinolds and Scott Eklund from Dawgman sat down and talked about all four players and what they bring to the table. O'Dea tailback Jason Brown is a special athlete who is expected to be the next one in a long line of great Irish tailbacks. He has sprinter's speed and a great frame to get a heavy dose of carries over the next three seasons. Leading the way for Brown up front is Isendre Ahfua, a mammoth offensive lineman, who already sports offers from quite a few Top 25 programs including Washington, Oregon, Michigan, Texas, Texas A&M, Georgia, Auburn, Alabama and USC among others. He's the top offensive linemen to come out of the state, at least as far as rankings are concerned, since Foster Sarell in 2017. The two defensive prospects both hail from schools who aren't typically on the itinerary of FBS coaching staffs, but in 2024 they will be all over Life Christian (Tacoma) DB Rahshawn Clark and Yelm LB Brayden Platt. All four have offers from the Huskies and all four have them as an early favorite. Eklund and Grinolds break down each player and also discuss a handful of other players who could make it onto the initial 2024 Top247 which will come out at some point this winter after analysts get a chance to see them play their sophomore seasons. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    DawgmanRadio: Defense wins the Red Zone Lock Out

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2021 25:51

    Tuesday was a day for the defense to rise up and for Death Row to assert themselves, and that's exactly what they did. With the score 14-12 in the practice-ending Red Zone Lock Out and the offense just having scored via a Dylan Morris touchdown pass to Cade Otton, Jacobe Covington finished things off with an interception to win the day. The freshman defensive back wasn't the only player who had a strong Tuesday workout, and the guys from Dawgman.com - Kim Grinolds, Chris Fetters, and Scott Eklund - went into detail on the players who stood out on both sides of the ball and also who was there, as well as who wasn't. Head Coach Jimmy Lake didn't divulge any details on the players that got hurt Monday that didn't play on Tuesday, notably receiver Jalen McMillan who wasn't at Tuesday's workout, but Daniel Heimuli was out there with a brace on his left knee after getting banged up a day earlier. The guys also talked about the departure of James Smith for personal and family reasons, revealed by Lake after practice. And finally they touched on the touchy subject of recruiting de-commitments after Lake was asked about the concept of players verbally committing to Washington to play, only to then back out before signing day. It happened Tuesday when Ben Roberts, a defensive lineman from Salt Lake City, announced on his personal Twitter account that he was re-opening up his recruitment after being verbally committed to Washington for roughly six weeks. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    DawgmanRadio: A tale of two halves on Day 10 as Huskies walking around a bit wounded

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2021 28:13


    The guys from Dawgman.com - Kim Grinolds, Chris Fetters, and Scott Eklund - pour through the rubble of a schizophrenic Day 10 of Washington's fall camp, one that saw the defense dominate early due to some unforced offensive errors, but then the offense roared back to redeem themselves in the final team periods, punctuated by a Dylan Morris-led 88-yard drive in under 80 seconds with no time outs. A number of players were already not at practice, including James Smith, Sawyer Racanelli, and Asa Turner, on top of the ones that were already out - Zion Tupuola-Fetui, Alphonzo Tuputala, Dyson McCutcheon, Davon Banks, Elijah Jackson, and Samuel Peacock. Kuao Peihopa showed up Monday morning with his right foot in a walking boot, and then players started getting dinged up left and right - Caleb Berry, Daniel Heimuli, Jalen McMillan, and Noa Ngalu all left at various points of practice. A lot of the problems stemmed from the team not being able to stay on their feet during the shells and shorts practice, which is a standard order from the coaching staff when you're not in full pads. It certainly didn't stop players from really getting after it, and Head Coach Jimmy Lake ran some drills you'd normally only see during a full pads workout, like a 9-7 run drill inside the box. But ultimately, the quarterbacks finished the day strong, with Morris's drive the cherry on top of a day where Sam Huard had another touchdown-ending drive that went 75 yards, and Patrick O'Brien connected with freshman receiver Jabez Tinae for a 75-yard score. Scott Eklund also gave a quick update on the juco prospect that Washington offered Sunday night - Snow College DB Keionte Scott. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


    DawgmanRadio: Offense Continues To Shine

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 15, 2021 29:45

    One of the common themes during the first week of fall camp was the struggles of the wide receivers. They struggled to get open and even when they did, they were very inconsistent in catching the ball. Over the past couple of days though, we've seen an uptick in the play of the receivers, and more specifically second-year freshmen Rome Odunze and Jalen McMillan. Sunday's practice on the East Practice Field saw the receivers continue their hot streak with several big catches and consistent hands from everyone who had the ball thrown his way. Dawgman's Kim Grinolds, Chris Fetters and Scott Eklund and intern Jack McCauley sat down after practice and talked about the receivers' contributions as well as a very good day of practice for Dylan Morris and the best practice of young Sam Huard's career at Washington. They also discussed the progress we are seeing from the offense as a whole and the impact that we've seen from players like Sam Adams, Jacobe Covington and several other young players who seem to be moving their way up the depth chart. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    DawgmanRadio: Big Plays On Offense And Defense

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 14, 2021 24:28

    Eight days into Washington's 2021 fall camp and things are starting to pick up on both sides of the ball. During Saturday's open scrimmage that was attended by roughly 400 fans, the offense definitely seemed to get the better of things, but the defense still managed to make some plays, especially down the stretch,that made things close at the end. Third-year sophomore quarterback Dylan Morris and his main targets -- wide receivers Terrell Bynum, Rome Odunze and Jalen McMillan and tight end Cade Otton -- were on point most of the day, making big plays and generally having their way with the defense, but there were some big plays on the other side of the ball as well. Cornerback Mishael Powell, safety Julius Irvin and walk-on linebacker Ben Hines each had interceptions and the front seven also got consistent pressure on the quarterbacks and recorded a handful of sacks during the two-hour practice. The guys from Dawgman.com -- Kim Grinolds, Scott Eklund and intern Jack McCualey -- broke things down and talked about what they saw as well as some of the things that were said by Richard Newton, Victor Curne and Henry Bainivalu as well as tailbacks coach Keith Bhonapha during their time with the media after practice. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    DawgmanRadio: Day Six Finds the Huskies in Full Pads for the First Time this Fall

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2021 25:00

    The guys from Dawgman.com - Kim Grinolds, Chris Fetters, and Scott Eklund - were on hand with a couple of hundred Washington Football fans Wednesday at Husky Stadium to watch Day Six of fall camp. It was a bit of an occasion, as it marked the first practice where the team suited up in full pads. On Tuesday there were a fair few skirmishes, mostly because you could tell they were ready to actually start hitting some people, and so Wednesday granted them that wish. Now, since it's their own teammates, they couldn't go all-out, but UW Head Coach Jimmy Lake did offer the team a chance to go 'live' at the end of practice on fourth downs and any play inside the 10-yard line. The offense won the 'freeze out' competition at the end (a game which includes points given to the offense for touchdowns and field goals, and also to the defense for stops), which meant the defense had to run two gassers. The guys talked about the practice, who stood out, how the quarterbacks, running backs, and receivers looked, as well as their thoughts watching the offensive line move around for the first time in full pads. They then moved over to the defensive side of the ball to talk about the rotations at outside linebacker and safety. There's some healthy competition going on at those positions right now, and the guys break down their observations as the team takes a day off on Thursday. But the Huskies will be right back at work Friday, and they've scheduled another public practice from 10 am to Noon, this time at Memorial Stadium at Seattle Center. It's expected to be a hot day, so plan accordingly! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    DawgmanRadio: Intensity Picks Up At Practice

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2021 28:17

    Day five of Washington's 2021 fall camp was marked by an uptick in the intensity on the field. With a lot of redzone work, things got a bit chipping and there definitely was some chirping going on between the Husky offense and defense. The guys from Dawgman -- Kim Grinolds, Chris Fetters and Scott Eklund -- were on hand and discussed what they saw. They touched on some of the skirmishes from the practices and there was a player in the middle of things that we've seen in some tussles already in camp -- freshman defensive back Jacobe Covington. The Arizona native got into things on Monday with tailback Jay'Veon Sunday and on Tuesday he and wide receiver Ja'Lynn Polk got into an altercation that led to the latter's helmet wind up on the ground. When the team actually decided to play some football, it was a give and take between the offense and defense with the stop unit probably "winning" the day as they posted three interceptions and generally were tough on the offense. With officials on hand for the first time in camp, there were definitely some flags thrown, but overall, it was a relatively clean day. Julius Irvin leaped to intercept and pass from Sam Huard that was intended for Taj Davis in the back of the endzone while Brendan Radley-Hiles made a spectacular interception at the goal line he tipped to himself from the freshman that was intended for a receiver. Not to be outdone, Makell Esteen made the most of his opportunity to bring in an interception. Dylan Morris, who on the previous play had found wideout Terrell Bynum for a touchdown, tried to fit in a pass to tight end Cade Otton, but the pass sailed a bit and Otton got his hand on the ball, knocking it up in the air and allowing Esteen an easy move to make the play. Overall, the guys had a lot to talk about and shared their thoughts on what they saw. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    DawgmanRadio: Day Four was a Bit of a Bounce-back Day for the Offense

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2021 29:45

    Despite the absence of left tackle Jaxson Kirkland, the Washington offense was able to make their adjustments from a tough Sunday workout to impose themselves a little bit more on Day Four of fall camp. The guys from Dawgman.com - Kim Grinolds, Chris Fetters, and Scott Eklund - talked about the bounce-back effort from the offense, including a great drive during the field team period, led by Dylan Morris, that ended up with a 5-yard touchdown to a wide-open Cade Otton. Richard Newton and Cameron Davis were the two running backs used in that series, but all the of backs had turns Monday to impress. The Dawgman guys talked about the offensive line shuffle due to Kirkland's absence (doesn't sound like anything serious), and how Troy Fautanu did as the number-one left tackle, followed by freshman Roger Rosengarten backing him up. They also talked about the improvement of the receivers from Sunday, and who is starting to make some waves behind the first team, including Sawyer Racanelli, Taj Davis, Ja'Lynn Polk, and Giles Jackson, who caught a 27-yard pass from Patrick O'Brien. Moving to the defensive side, it was all about mixing and matching some position groups, especially at outside linebacker. Cooper McDonald was paired with Bralen Trice, Ryan Bowman and Sav'ell Smalls were matched together, and Jordan Lolohea and Jeremiah Martin also made up a pairing that OLB Coach Ikaika Malloe used to great effect on Monday. True frosh Voi Tunuufi had a tackle for loss during the final team period, and we also saw more three-DL sets with Tuli Letuligasenoa, Sam Taimani, and Faatui Tuitele involved. Generally, there was a lot of back and forth during the final team period. There was just the one touchdown throw to Otton from Morris, and only one interception, which came from Dominique Hampton, who got shaken up on the play but still came up with the ball. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    DawgmanRadio: Recapping Day Three of Fall Camp

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2021 31:17

    The guys from Dawgman.com - Kim Grinolds and Chris Fetters - were at Husky Stadium with a few hundred UW Football fans also in attendance, as they watched Day Three of fall camp from 10-Noon. What they saw was very similar to what the first two days of practice looked like; a lot of individual work, sprinkled in with some special teams periods, but also some lively 11-on-11 team periods, especially the periods that normally end the practice. What they also saw was the defense once again out-perform the offense. The offensive line and the running backs are doing their jobs, but trying to get the ball downfield via the pass has become a bit of a chore, and Fetters goes into some detail on what he saw on that side of the ball. That's not to say there weren't some standout performers, and typically the players that stood out on day three have also done so the first two days of fall camp. On the offensive side, it's hard not to look at the offensive line, as well as the running backs and tight ends, as groups that have hit the ground running. Cade Otton and Jack Westover have certainly caught the eye, as well as tailback Richard Newton and Caleb Berry. On the defensive side of the ball, freshman defensive lineman Kuao Peihopa continues to be in the middle of things, literally. He found himself in the center of a pretty decent skirmish during the middle of Sunday's practice, and the defensive players that spoke to the media after practice (Edefuan Ulofoshio and Ryan Bowman) had things to say about Peihopa's work so far. Washington Defensive Coordinator Bob Gregory had good things to say about linebacker Daniel Heimuli, and Grinolds and Fetters discuss who they'd have as their starting safeties if the season started tomorrow, as well as the practice habits of Oklahoma transfer Brendan Radley-Hiles. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    DawgmanRadio: Plenty of Opinions to Share after Day Two of Fall Camp

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 7, 2021 55:51

    Saturday was the first day all the guys from Dawgman.com - Kim Grinolds, Chris Fetters, and Scott Eklund - were in the same room to talk about fall practice, so they dug deep into their takes on a lot of different subjects. They started out talking about the turnovers they saw during the two-hour practice, then rolled right into one of the bigger talking points so far of camp; the inability of the receivers to step up and be consistent playmakers. Outside of Terrell Bynum, the rest of the receivers room has been hit and miss, or just missing. They are the lone room on the offensive side of the ball, however, to not consistently impress during the first two days. The running backs, especially, would be a group that should excel without full pads on, and that's exactly what happened on Saturday. After a quick break to pay some bills, the guys came back to talk about the quarterbacks, including whether or not there's a real battle of the backups between Patrick O'Brien and Sam Huard. Kim thinks Huard is making a real go of it, while Chris and Scott are seeing a much bigger gap between the grad transfer and the true freshman. They also talked about Dylan Morris and the improvements he's made from last year to this year. And speaking of improvements, the Dawgman guys finished up the podcast talking about the guys they have seen step up and show out so far through the first two practices. And then Kim gets bogged down praising the others for their work to the point where the talk veers into uncharted territory having to do with installing multiple televisions in his living room and the first-world problems that come with it. Regardless, you're going to want to listen to all 55 minutes of this recap podcast to get a full accounting of what the guys saw out on the practice field on Saturday.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Here's everything Jimmy Lake said after Day One of Fall Camp

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 7, 2021 25:45

    Washington Head Coach Jimmy Lake addressed the media Friday after day one of fall camp, where he dropped a couple of bombshells. First, Miki Ah You and Will Latu are no longer with the team, but Zion Tupuola-Fetui is expected to return much sooner than expected. He also spoke about Dylan Morris being the starting quarterback, the returning depth at inside linebacker, dealing with COVID over a year on, and a lot more.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    DawgmanRadio: Day One of Fall Camp is in the books!

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 6, 2021 39:19

    The guys from Dawgman.com - Chris Fetters and Scott Eklund - had a ton to talk about after the first day of Washington Football fall camp was put to bed. It was two hours of guys running around in their 'pajamas', according to Washington Head Coach Jimmy Lake, but there's still no time wasted, whether it's getting the newcomers up to speed or competing for a starting job. The Dawgman guys first talked about the news of the day that came out of the post-practice press conference. The good news was that sophomore outside linebacker Zion Tupuola-Fetui is expected back much sooner than originally anticipated after suffering a non-contact achilles injury during spring football. The not-so-good news was that two inside linebackers - Miki Ah You and Will Latu - would not be part of the program this year, as Lake said they were dealing with some 'personal and family' issues that needed to be resolved. There was one more piece of good news: Lake stated that Dylan Morris was most definitely the starting quarterback, although he later amended the news to say that the competition is always open and if Morris doesn't continue to improve and Patrick O'Brien continues to impress, O'Brien could be in line to take over the spot. But in all the years we've been covering the team, you could count the number of times the head coach has announced the starting quarterback after the first practice on one hand. It's just never done. After a quick break to pay some bills, Scott recapped what he saw on the offensive side of the ball, while Chris tackled the defensive side. They also talked briefly about some of the things they saw when the team went through their special teams periods, including the fact that both Peyton Henry and Tim Horn made all of their field goal attempts to end practice. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    DawgmanRadio: Answering your questions ahead of UW Fall Camp

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2021 47:26

    The guys from Dawgman.com - Kim Grinolds, Chris Fetters, and Scott Eklund - decided to switch things up a little bit. Instead of doing a normal pre-fall camp podcast, they answered subscriber-submitted questions. Here are the questions that were sent in. When does camp start and what is the practice schedule? Will the coaches use the same policy as in spring ball that resulted in the players getting more reps in practice? Do you believe coaches Jimmy Lake and John Donovan limited the new offensive playbook last year? What do you expect from the offense this year? Which specific position battles are the biggest to watch in fall camp? Not looking for the position group in general, but specific players that are neck and neck for playing time (eg: Sean McGrew vs. Richard Newton) Will the three QB's get even reps to start camp, and if so how long into camp will that last? Who are the new frosh showing up for day 1? Which freshman do you expect to make an impact this year if any? Each year we seem to have a breakout player (ZTF last year) who would you expect that to be this year? Is Taj Davis really a thing now? We have a bunch of 4 stars on the Dline, but has anyone really met expectations yet? What needs to be done to bring excitement back to the program? And before we finished up the pod, Scott gave a quick recruiting update that should have Washington fans on their toes for some good news soon. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    DawgmanRadio: Recruiting Roundup

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2021 34:48

    It's been a while since we've talked about the recruiting trail and catch people up on all that is happening. After a busy last week of July, we thought it was a perfect time for another recruiting podcast to update where things stand. Washington grabbed commitments from two players over the weekend -- DB TJ Hall, TE Ryan Otton -- and they made an offer late last week to 2022 in-state wide receiver Denzel Boston who seems poised to make a decision in the very near future. Dawgman.com's Kim Grinolds and Scott Eklund sat down and updated the latest news on Washington recruiting as they discussed the August 'Dead Period' along with the total number of scholarships available for the 2022 class. They also talked about how things might play out of the next five months as the program and recruits get closer to the Early Signing Period which takes place in mid-December. To listen to the 32-minute podcast, click on the audio link below... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    EXCLUSIVE: Trent McDuffie talks to Dawgman.com during Pac-12 Media Day

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2021 10:50

    Tuesday is Pac-12 Media Day, and Dawgman.com's Kim Grinolds is in Los Angeles to take part. Before the Huskies that are there - Head Coach Jimmy Lake, Offensive Tackle Jaxson Kirkland, and Defensive Back Trent McDuffie - were put in front of the general media, Grinolds got some time to exclusively speak to all of them. Next up, Washington Defensive Back (and potential offensive threat) Trent McDuffie! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    EXCLUSIVE: Jaxson Kirkland talks to Dawgman.com during Pac-12 Media Day

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2021 10:36

    Tuesday is Pac-12 Media Day, and Dawgman.com's Kim Grinolds is in Los Angeles to take part. Before the Huskies that are there - Head Coach Jimmy Lake, Offensive Tackle Jaxson Kirkland, and Defensive Back Trent McDuffie - were put in front of the general media, Grinolds got some time to exclusively speak to all of them. Next up, Washington Offensive Tackle Jaxson Kirkland! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    EXCLUSIVE: Jimmy Lake talks to Dawgman.com during Pac-12 Media Day

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2021 11:17

    Tuesday is Pac-12 Media Day, and Dawgman.com's Kim Grinolds is in Los Angeles to take part. Before the Huskies that are there - Head Coach Jimmy Lake, Offensive Tackle Jaxson Kirkland, and Defensive Back Trent McDuffie - were put in front of the general media, Grinolds got some time to exclusively speak to all of them. First off, Washington Head Coach Jimmy Lake! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    DawgmanRadio: A talk with former UW Director of Recruiting Cooper Petagna

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2021 41:02

    There was some big news that came down the 247Sports pipeline last week; former Washington Director of Player Personnel Cooper Petagna was joining the network as a National Recruiting Analyst. Dawgman.com's Kim Grinolds spoke to Cooper this week to talk about his Louisiana roots, how he got into the business, his move to Washington and how that came about, his takes on the head coaches he's been able to work with, including Cincinnati's Luke Fickell, Michigan's Jim Harbaugh, and Chris Petersen. Petagna calls Petersen a 'true one percenter', a coach that will not only make you better at what you do but will also make you a better person, the type of person you want to be surrounded by. Cooper also talks about his early time at LSU and his recollection of players like current Seattle safety Jamal Adams. But the bulk of the conversation surrounded the mechanics of the prospect evaluation process from someone who worked in a number of big-time FBS recruiting offices, with a particular emphasis on Washington. How does the process begin, and what steps do the coaches take to move the process through as they vet the prospects and what they value as intangibles. Petagna also talks about the different position groups and how the evaluation process might differ when looking at offensive linemen compared to quarterbacks. And at UW, compared to other programs Petagna worked at, the key word was 'fit'. He spoke about that never-ending search for players that fit what the Huskies were looking at, and he spoke specifically about players like Trent McDuffie, Elijah Molden, Rome Odunze, and Sam Huard. Grinolds also asked Petagna about the differences between the schools he's worked at, and how regional factors and program priorities played into how recruiting was dealt with on a day-to-day basis. With Washington specifically, Petagna talked about how the Huskies went head-to-head against certain programs, like Stanford, Notre Dame, Oregon, and others, and how they approached those recruiting battles. He also spoke on Nike's influence within the Ducks' program and what makes Oregon a strong recruiting school. In Cooper's opinion, why do prospects choose specific schools? What are the most important things that they focus on when they come to that point when they're ready to commit to a school? He focuses on one very specific trait that all the best recruiters have that separates them from the rest of the pack. And what was it about Washington that appealed to recruits during his time at Montlake? As a talent evaluator, Petagna has seen his share of freakish players. Who are some of the top guys that literally jumped off the screen when he watched tape of them? During the course of the interview, Grinolds also asked Petagna about places to hit in Ann Arbor before the UW-Michigan game, his time living in Ballard when working at Washington, and also whether or not Chris Petersen will ever coach another college football game. And who might win a boat race; Petersen or Lake? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    DawgmanRadio: New Schedules, Recruiting Update, NIL

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 2, 2021 65:37

    The guys from Dawgman.com - Kim Grinolds, Chris Fetters, and Scott Eklund - had plenty of news to dig into this week, as there were a lot of things happening at Montlake, as well as around the country. To start, the guys dig into today's big news as Washington announced a ton of schedule updates for football. The home-home series with Michigan State was moved up to 2022-23, and the Huskies also added home games with Boise State for 2023 and 2029. And the Michigan game that was supposed to be played last season has now been officially rescheduled for 2028. After a quick break to pay some bills, the guys move right into the latest recruiting news. Since our last podcast, Washington has received verbal commitments from two players, DL Ben Roberts from Salt Lake City (Utah) East, and RB Emeka Megwa from Keller (Tex.) Timber Creek. Megwa made his commitment official via CBS Sports HQ Thursday, picking the Huskies over offers from Alabama, Notre Dame, and many others. Both Roberts and Megwa officially visited Washington last weekend, and Scott Eklund provides an update on how the rest of UW's official visits should go, as well as what might happen at the end of July. The last segment finds the Dawgman guys delving into the new world of Name, Image, and Likeness and how it will impact Washington's student-athletes. And if the new rules could have been retroactively implemented, there definitely would have been some former Huskies benefitting from NIL. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    DawgmanRadio: Catching up on the latest news

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2021 44:32

    The guys from Dawgman.com - Kim Grinolds, Chris Fetters, and Scott Eklund - decided it was a good time to catch up on all the latest Washington football news, as well as what's happening in the Pac-12 and in college football. Right now, the story that's just beginning to ripple through the college football world but looks to have some real staying power is the one surrounding Arizona State and substantial recruiting violations that took place during the shortened 2020 season. A few former Pac-12 players and coaches have already commented on it and if the allegations are found to be true it would be a massive hammer blow to the Sun Devils, and one that would reverberate for years to come. Next, the guys talk about the proposed 12-team college football playoff format, the winners and losers, and how the Pac-12 benefits from a super-sized playoff scenario. As always, it comes down to money and winning. But does the conference really benefit as much as you might think, especially compared to the real power players? After a quick commercial break, the Dawgman guys talk about Wednesday's breaking news; 2021 defensive back prospect Davon Banks announced his verbal commitment to the Huskies, and Banks will make it official when he signs a scholarship agreement with UW on Friday. Is Banks's situation a unique one? One where an injury and the coronavirus pandemic simply put him in the wrong place at the wrong time, ultimately found by the Huskies again at the last moment? Or will his case be one of many that emerge during the 2022 recruiting cycle due to the minimal amount of film being out there of 2021 seasons being shortened or canceled altogether in certain regions of the country, compounded by the fact that coaches couldn't recruit said prospects in person until just a couple of weeks ago? Scott also updates us on UW's big recruiting weekend coming up at the end of the month, where they will be hosting five players on official visits. How many of those players could end up signing with the Huskies? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    DawgmanRadio: It's going to be a busy June!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 2, 2021 47:30

    With the shackles off, the Washington Football staff can now go recruit. The NCAA has lifted the dead period on recruiting, so that means the staff can not only host recruits on-campus and host their own camps, but they can also go coach at satellite camps up and down the west coast and their recruiting footprint. The guys from Dawgman.com - Kim Grinolds, Chris Fetters, and Scott Eklund - talk about how the Huskies will tackle the summer recruiting period, as well as a couple of the newest verbal commitments for the 2022 class; O'Dea OL Mark Nabou and Scottsdale (Ariz.) Saguaro OL Parker Brailsford. Eklund and Fetters break down what they like in each player, and Grinolds offers up this scenario: what would the UW coaches do if two of the in-state OL prospects with current Washington offers not named Josh Conerly called up the same day asking to commit? What would Scott Huff do? After a quick break, the guys go right back into more recruiting talk. Washington is hosting a very high-profile recruit this weekend - local 5-star DL/OLB J.T. Tuimoloau. The Huskies are Tuimoloau's first official visit; he still plans on visiting Alabama, Ohio State, USC, and Oregon before announcing which school he will attend. The guys talk about Tuimoloau's recruitment, and how it should be seen as the standard for all 5-star players moving forward. They wrap up the podcast with a little bit of Hoops recruiting news, a couple of players expected to visit Montlake, as well as a breakdown of the camps the UW coaches will be attending this summer as they continue to search for the talent that will take them to the next level. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    DawgmanRadio: Checking out the UW Men’s Hoops scene with Beach

    Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2021 31:09

    Dawgman.com’s Kim Grinolds spoke Wednesday with the Head of Hoops - Aaron Beach - about all the comings and goings that have happened with the Washington Men’s Basketball team the last six weeks, including a number of verbal commitments and two new coaching signings. They first talk about new assistant coaches Wyking Jones and Quincy Pondexter and how their west coast ties will certainly begin to pay dividends when it comes to upgrading the talent on the roster. Jones is the one who has the coaching chops, having been an assistant under such coaches as Paul Westphal, Steve Alford, and Rick Pitino. Pondexter is going to use his story as a Washington alum, pro player, and recent AAU coach to become a monster recruiter while he learns how to be a Division-1 coach under Mike Hopkins, Will Conroy, and Jones. Next, Grinolds and Beach break down the recent Washington verbal commits, and there have been a lot of them. They started with the most recent one, former Stanford guard Daejon Davis, and why they feel like what Davis brings is the perfect fit for what the Huskies need right now. Then they also talk about the other local guys that have returned home, Emmitt Matthews, Jr. and Terrell Brown, and how they’ll use their experiences at other programs to bring much-needed traits to Montlake, including a commitment to playing defense. Davis and Brown are actual cousins, and Grinolds and Beach talk about that relationship and how that will also play with the current group of Hoop Dawgs that have stayed from last year. Next, they talk about the surprise commitment of former Alabama power forward Langston Wilson, the No. 1 juco PF in the country, and how he’ll compliment Nate Roberts and freshman Jackson Grant along the back line of the zone, as well as similarities to another recent UW forward. After that, they talk about some other pieces that are out there that Washington could finish their 2021 recruiting class with, including former Nathan Hale, Garfield, and Findlay Prep star P.J. Fuller, who has been playing at TCU, and UTEP’s Bryson Williams. To finish off the podcast, Grinolds and Beach project out the 2021 starting roster and how the new faces will fit in with who is already at Montlake. Do they think one or two of them will turn out to be the main scoring threats, or will it be more of a scoring-by-committee approach? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Here’s everything Jimmy Lake said after Washington’s Spring Game

    Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2021 22:23

    Here is everything Washington Head Coach Jimmy Lake said after the Washington Spring Game, held this past Saturday at Husky Stadium. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    DawgmanRadio - Recapping Purple's Big Win Over Gold

    Play Episode Listen Later May 2, 2021 39:08

    The final practice of spring was an actual football game and the fans that were in the stands and those that watched it on the Pac 12 Network were treated to some big plays on offense and a defense that flew around and made things difficult on their offensive counterparts. It was a lot to take in but the guys from Dawgman.com - Kim Grinolds, Scott Eklund, Chris Fetters and intern Jack McCauley -- broke down what they saw and gave their thoughts on the nearly three-hour practice. The quarterback battle is one that everyone wants to figure out, including the coaches, but at this point in time it still looks like it will be a competition between Dylan Morris and Patrick O'Brien and, from what we saw on Saturday, Sam Huard might not be totally out of the race either. They also talked about the receivers and the secondary and how difficult it is for the former to get any kind of separation. Is it because the receivers just aren't very good or because the defensive backs are some of the best in the country? They answer those questions and also gave their thoughts on some of the outstanding newcomers and walk-ons that are currently on the roster including Texas A&M transfer Jeremiah Martin who was one of the standouts of the day, tipping a couple of passes and generally making it almost impossible to run on the Husky defense. They also talked about Cade Otton's one-handed touchdown grab and Elijah Jackson's impressive interception that set up a touchdown and a few other players who stood out. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Here's everything Jimmy Lake said after Day 13 of spring football

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2021 20:20

    Washington Head Coach Jimmy Lake met with the media after UW's Day 13 spring football practice. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    DawgmanRadio: Energy was at 13 on Day 13

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2021 49:49


    Zion Tupuola-Fetui may be out for a while, but you can't switch off his competitive nature. The outside linebacker was rolling around Wednesday's practice on a scooter for his left leg, recently repaired after an Achilles rupture, but his voice certainly wasn't hurt. After calling out guys during a 1-1 session between the offensive and defensive lines, walk-on OL Gage Harty had heard enough from ZTF. "Watch out, or I'm gonna come over and kick your wheel!" Harty said, laughing. The verbal sparring definitely spilled over to the field, as the guys from Dawgman.com - Kim Grinolds, Chris Fetters, and Scott Eklund - ran down the different situations that highlighted Day 13 of Washington's spring football campaign. As per usual, UW Head Coach Jimmy Lake put the team into some unusual situations; second and goal from the 4-yard line with 4 seconds left, down 8. Only one of the quarterbacks was able to get a touchdown and a 2-point conversion - Sam Huard. There was also situations coming out of the end zone that led the defense to win via a safety. But it was the red zone lock out at the end where the energy was bumped up way past 10. The defense ended up winning the period 20-15, but Huard was one completed pass away from spoiling the defense's mood for the day. The Dawgman guys talked about the quarterback battle between Dylan Morris and Patrick O'Brien, as well as Huard slowing coming up for air after having been underwater for most of spring. Talked turned to the defense and some of the standout performances, including those who had interceptions on the day; Kyler Gordon, James Smith, Jacobe Covington, and two picks by Brendan Radley-Hiles, who took one to the house while backup center Corey Luciano chased him all the way. They also talked about Saturday's spring game, one where the fans should expect an actual game to break out. How refreshing! Cade Otton will captain the Purple team, while Jaxson Kirkland will captain the Gold team. The teams have been split up via draft, so hopefully, we'll get a roster we can share with you on game day. Finally, the guys talk about the 2021 NFL Draft, which starts Thursday, and their opinions on where the four Huskies - Levi Onwuzurike, Joe Tryon, Elijah Molden, and Keith Taylor - will get drafted. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


    DawgmanRadio: Day 12 all about playing the game...with a twist

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 26, 2021 33:05

    Spring football isn’t just about the players getting prepared for the season ahead, it’s also about the coaches making sure they’re fully prepared to deal with everything that comes up. And Jimmy Lake hasn’t been shy about throwing out all sorts of different game scenarios that tests the team’s ability to immediately react and perform under different levels of pressure. Sometimes it’s a 4-minute drill where the offense is playing keep-away from the defense to salt away a win. Sometimes it’s the offense backed up deep in their own end, no time outs, and they have to score down three points. No matter what Lake draws up at any point in time, just know that it could change at any moment, and it’s not just the players who have to roll with it. The guys from Dawgman.com - Kim Grinolds and Chris Fetters - begin and end the Day 12 podcast talking about the different situations Lake has put the units in and how it has stressed the players and coaches alike. John Donovan talked about it specifically on Monday when he took questions from the media. The guys also talk about who had big days on offense, starting with receiver Jalen McMillan, who had two pass plays of over 50 yards, as well as juco tight end Quentin Moore. The talk also turned to the offensive line and how they’ve been quietly steady throughout spring, despite not having starting right tackle Victor Curne for the last week or so. But the main talk on the offense has to do with the quarterbacks, no surprise there. Dylan Morris showed why he’s the number-one guy, but Patrick O'Brien continues to impress and has definitely earned the trust of the offensive coaches. Moving to the running backs, Cameron Davis and Richard Newton were the ones who stood out the most on Monday, but we talk about where that position stands heading into the final week of spring. Talk moved to the other side of the ball, with comments on Edefuan Ulofoshio playing some on the edges Monday, much like Josh Calvert did on Saturday - as well as players singled out by Defensive Coordinator Bob Gregory for their play to date, namely Cameron Williams, Kamren Fabiculanan, Tuli Letuligasenoa, Sam Taimani, and Bralen Trice. We also talk about some of the defensive players who stood out, including Jacobe Covington, Meki Pei, and Mishael Powell. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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