RUNDOWN Today's show which was recorded in the wake of Sunday Night Football begins with a weekend recap including Hotshot's youth softball and Mitch's "HOCO" prep story. Then, Mitch and Scott delve into their takeaways from the loss against Pittsburgh. A four-pack of featured guests are Brady Henderson and Joe Fann for the Seahawks No-Table, Rick Neuheisel, and longtime Chiefs superfan Ty "X-Factor" Rowton. Later, in the “Other Stuff” segment, the guys talk about topics ranging from the struggling Dawgs to the NHL's confusing standings to a perfect Purdue tweet! GUESTS Brady Henderson | ESPN Seahawks insider Joe Fann | WynnBet & Blue Wire podcast host Rick Neuheisel | CBS Sports college football analyst Ty "X-Factor" Rowton | Kansas City Chiefs superfan TABLE OF CONTENTS 21:19 | Mitch reveals the secret code word for this week's slate of Beat the Boys selections. 45:48 | GUESTS: Brady Henderson & Joe Fann gather round for another edition of the Seahawks No-Table with the hometown team reeling. 1:09:36 | GUEST: Rick Neuheisel is back after another week of exciting college football and yet ANOTHER missed Rick's Pick! 1:32:26 | GUEST: Longtime KC Chiefs superfan X-Factor hops aboard to talk about his recent scuffle in the stands that led to his ban by the team. 1:52:59 | Are changes coming to Montlake with the current state of the football program? 1:56:15 | Mitch tries to explain NHL standings and the points system to Hotshot. 2:06:04 | Perhaps the best tweet of all time was delivered by the Purdue football team account.
Mike Holmgren reacts to Jon Gruden's resignation as head coach of the Raiders, plus his experience having to play without a star quarterback, and more. Should Pete Carroll keep falling on the sword, or should he do like Doc Rivers did, and publicly address his frustrations with Jamal Adams. Texts react to the show at 49451. Shockey makes an underdog pick that few agree with. Softy joins the show from Montlake.
Washington got their first win of the season last weekend when they blew out Arkansas State 52-3 at Husky Stadium. Today, they kickoff conference play with a game against Cal, a team that has had their number of the past several seasons. From 2019's "Lightning Game" to Marshawn Lynch and his post-game ride on a cart to "God's Play", the Huskies and Golden Bears have had some doosies over the years. Both teams head into the game with 1-2 records although Cal's 1-2 looks a little bit better than Washington's, considering the Huskies lost to an FCS opponent and were blown out by Michigan while Cal lost a close road game to TCU and suffered a tough, opening week loss to Nevada at home. As Jimmy Lake has said many times, Washington's goals are still within reach as there is still a lot of football left to be played, but the sense of urgency needs to be there for the players. Will John Donovan call plays that can exploit some of Cal's defensive deficiencies? Can the Huskies get their running game going while still pushing the ball down the field to big-play receivers like Terrell Bynum and Jalen McMillan? Do the Huskies have a plan to keep Cal quarterback Chase Garbers in the pocket and can they shut down a strong running game that is led by Damien Moore and Chris Brooks? A matchup to watch is Washington's talented secondary and the Cal receiver group led by Nikko Remigio and Trevon Clark as well as tight end Jake Tonges. Dawgman's Scott Eklund, Chris Fetters and Kim Grinolds talk about some of the top matchups they will be keeping an eye on tonight, some of the keys to the game and also discuss some recruiting as well as their impressions from new Pac 12 Commissioner George Kliavkoff's meeting with the local press at Montlake on Friday. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Cougs came out and beat Portland State like they needed to. Our thoughts on why that doesn't mean to terribly much ahead of a chaotic opponent. Plus ... there might actually be trouble at UW! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
The Cougs came out and beat Portland State like they needed to. Our thoughts on why that doesn't mean to terribly much ahead of a chaotic opponent. Plus ... there might actually be trouble at UW! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Yes, we're here on Labor Day. If you missed us, it's because we hosted the 10am-1pm time slot today. It was an absolutely horrible weekend for the state's two Pac-12 schools' football teams. Ian takes a close look at both games, starting with Nick Rolovich's leadership problem in Pullman, and continuing on to figure out how Washington suffered one of its worst defeats in history. The Athletic's Christian Caple tells us what's next for the Huskies after the loss.
RUNDOWN Football season is finally here and today's show begins with a Stump the Band question followed by some podcast housekeeping with football season kicking off. Then, the guys react to the embarrassing season opening loss for the Dawgs and share their initial thoughts heading into week one for the Hawks. A dynamite lineup of guests beginning with Rick Neuheisel followed by Peter King, Randy Mueller, and Slickhawk. Finally, Mitch and Scott put a bow on the episode chatting about a variety of odds and ends including the red hot Mariners, Trent Dilfer in hot water, and Naomi Osaka's recent disheartening press conference. GUESTS Rick Neuheisel | CBS Sports college football analyst Peter King | NBC Sports & MMQB columnist Randy Mueller | NFL Executive of the Year (2000) Matt “Slickhawk” Mikolas | Shootin' the Shit with Slick & Mitch co-host TABLE OF CONTENTS 1:47 | The guys begin with a good ol' round of Stump the Band...topic is Utah State draft picks. 11:04 | Mitch shares the code word for week one of Beat the Boys, get your picks in! 18:49 | Did the Huskies actually lose to Montana, and if so, where do they go from here? 45:40 | GUEST: Rick Neuheisel returns with the first week of college football in the books including the dud on Montlake. 1:08:03 | GUEST: Peter King swings by to share his top storylines heading into week one and his favorites from each division. 1:28:27 | GUEST: Randy Mueller is back to preview the NFL season as the Hawks head to Indy for their opener. 1:41:57 | GUEST: Slickhawk hops aboard to chat about the M's, the Beat the Boys contest, and the passing of Ben Wright. 2:06:45 | After a forty year hiatus, Abba is back...sort of... 2:10:03 | Just when you think the M's are dead in the water, they keep the playoff dream alive. 2:13:20 | Was Trent Dilfer out of line for his physical encounter with a youth football player? 2:17:12 | Naomi Osaka's latest press conference serves as another reminder of the heartbreaking mental health issues she's facing. 2:21:05 | Who made the cut for WNBA's release of its top 25 players in league history? 2:23:10 | Rest in peace to TV personality Willard Scott, wide receiver David Patten, longtime golf broadcaster Ben Wright, & guitarist Rickie Lee Reynolds.
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
What's Trending: Seattle driving school caught selling passing driving test grades, Kristi Noem accused Matt Walsh of misogyny, GUEST: Chris Sullivan says Montlake traffic will be horrific and explains how WSP has had some success tackling street racers // Big Local: Fire Chief who refuses vaccine won't be allowed to administer healthcare, The west nile virus has just been reported in Yakima County. Yakima Taco Fest canceled. Report: Tacoma ranks No. 1 in highest sales tax among major cities in the U.S // Padma Lakshmi in WashPost: Disparaging Indian food isn't funny. It's ugly. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mike Holmgren tells the story of coming to Seattle, plus thoughts on Matt Hasselbeck, as we celebrate the news that both the coach and quarterback will enter the Ring of Honor. Texts pour in to show appreciation for Mike. Thunderbirds goaltender Thomas Milic has been invited to Kraken camp. August is the month of who? Someone who knows the answer will win Mariners tickets. Softy is out on Montlake.
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
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
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
URSULA'S TOP 5 // GUEST: Chris Sullivan with an update on 520 construction -- Montlake is going to be a MESS this summer. And a reminder about unsecured loads, which the WSP is doing emphasis patrols on this month. . . although trucks do NOT need to secure their loads, so long as there's 6 inches between the top of the truck bed load and the edge of the load // WE NEED TO TALK about whether that coffee is REALLY helping you out, like you think it is See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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
Watch our Executive team as they introduce our new brand, Waystone, formed following the coming together of DMS, MDO and MontLake to create the leading provider of governance, risk and compliance services to the asset management industry.Our speakers Neil Coxhead, Andrew Berry and Kenneth Sim from our London operation were pleased to update listeners on the following:The Waystone story and its business linesDistribution SolutionsThe ACD market and the Waystone propositionSupporting the growth of UK funds, including the new LTAF
Where did all of Seattle's draft picks go? Ian runs through all of the trades that have left the Hawks with just three picks. Should they use Pick 56? Ian explains what the team needs to do to keep this draft from being a wasted opportunity? Did Ian say Sean Lee was a running back? Texts correct him at 49451. Softy drops by remotely, from Montlake before the afternoon show.
This hour is largely dedicated to college football. As Spring practices roll on in Pullman and on Montlake, we check in with Christian Caple for updates on the Huskies, and Matt Chazanow with thoughts on the Cougars. Patrick Marleau broke the record for most games played in the NHL last night. It seems like the perfect time to dust off his decade-old interview with Mike Gastineau. Even then, as a 31-year-old hockey player he seemed like one of the oldest guys on the ice. Softy drops in as he prepares for the afternoon show.
The band is back together! The guys from Dawgman.com - Kim Grinolds, Chris Fetters, and Scott Eklund - were all at practice on Wednesday, and it was a glorious day on Montlake to watch some spring football. With roughly 200 fans in the stands, they got a chance to watch something you don't normally see with UW spring football; live reps! Now, they weren't fully live, as the quarterback is almost never put in a live situation in either spring or fall ball, but when Tim Socha called out 'LIVE!!!' during the final team period, that was music to our ears. Jimmy Lake believes the best way to learn to play the game is to play the game, so he called for a mix of live reps with their normal 'wrap' tempo, meaning full-speed to wrap up, but never to take a ballcarrier to the ground. The guys talked about going live at the end of practice, how the day could have been sponsored by Pacific Linen for the number of flags that were thrown all throughout practice, as well as some of the players singled out by us or by Coach Lake after practice: Dominique Hampton, Ja'Lynn Polk, and Bralen Trice. They also touched briefly on why tailback Richard Newton missed a couple practices early in spring, something Lake talked about with the media after practice, as well as the breaking news that the UW Men's Basketball team hired an assistant coach Wednesday morning; former Cal Head Coach Wyking Jones. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Huskies started their first full week of spring practices on a high note. High as in a temperature in the mid to upper 50s, sunny weather and the chance for the players to partake in their first full-pads practice of 2021. The pads were popping all day and the defense again made some big plays, but the offense also held their own. For the second straight practice, Scott Eklund and Kim Grinolds were not on hand, but Chris Fetters was joined by our intrepid intern, Jack McCauley, and the voice of the Huskies, Tony Castricone, to break down what they saw and the first place that the latter went was his excitement of just being able to cover practice again and his thoughts on what the future could hold for a team that returns so much talent and experience this season. They also talked about the running backs room and how loaded it is as well as the implementation of John Donovan's offense and the progress of Dylan Morris, Patrick O'Brien and Sam Huard. Castricone noted that Donovan is a teacher more than anything and he's excited about the second-year offensive coordinator to actually get the chance to install his offense during a full offseason instead of with two months before the start of the football season. They also talked about Rip Rowan's energy and how good the defense could be with their ability to stop the run which was a bugaboo for them last season and Castricone believes this could be one of the best defenses they have had, but it all depends on stopping the run, something that new defensive coordinator Bob Gregory has said is their number one priority. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The guys from Dawgman.com - Kim Grinolds, Chris Fetters, and Scott Eklund - were at Husky Stadium on a blustery and cold Wednesday morning to greet the first day of spring football at Montlake, and it did not disappoint. It was a practice filled with miscues on both sides of the ball, as you would expect for a first practice. As UW Head Coach Jimmy Lake mentioned during his post-practice press conference, this was the first spring practice experience for over half the players on the team, considering there was no spring football in 2020. And starting with the unfortunate news of Laiatu Latu's retirement, the Dawgman guys roll through their observations of what they saw during the two-hour practice, including how the newcomers and transfers fared - starting with the quarterbacks. They will be the ones embroiled in the marquee position battle of both spring and fall, so it was great to see Dylan Morris, Patrick O'Brien, and Sam Huard get plenty of reps during the first practice of spring. The Dawgman guys also break down the other position groups, most notably the offensive and defensive lines, the running backs, receivers, and defensive backs, and not only talk about where certain players lined up, but also how they looked on the hoof. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Pam Falk, CBS Foreign Affairs Analyst, on calls for a world health treaty // Chris Sullivan's Chokepoint -- 26-day closure of the Montlake Bridge // Kassandra Frederique, Drug Policy Alliance Exec Director, on ending the war on drugs // Dose of Kindness -- Colorado memorial/ 11y.o. distributes flowers // Gee Scott on ending the war on drugs // David Fahrenthold live on the former COVID Task Force/ HR-1 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Husky basketball analyst Jason Hamilton joins Chuck and Bucky to discuss the disappointing season on Montlake, the transders of Marcus Tsohonis and Erik Stevenson and what it means for the program and where it goes from here. And One Last Thing.
Husky basketball analyst Jason Hamilton joins Chuck and Bucky to discuss the disappointing season on Montlake, the transders of Marcus Tsohonis and Erik Stevenson and what it means for the program and where it goes from here.
It was historic, but for all the wrong reasons. Dawgman.com’s Chris Fetters and Aaron Beach take a deep dive into the problems that plagued Washington’s 2020-21 men’s basketball season, on both ends of the floor. In part one, they autopsy the season from start to finish, how the schedule they ended up playing due to the pandemic got them off on the wrong foot, how the zone proved to be ill-suited for the players Mike Hopkins and his staff had at their disposal, and ultimately what caused them to win only five games all year, the lowest number of wins in a UW season since 1994. After a quick break, Fetters and Beach delve into the returners for this coming season, and how the roster could be constructed using the returners. Who makes up the starting five? Who comes off the bench? How will newcomer Jackson Grant be used? Beach also gives his thoughts on the transfer portal, who UW has already reached out to, and the number of players he expects to leave Montlake from the current group in the coming weeks. After our last break, we salute former UW assistant coach Cameron Dollar as he takes off for his next endeavor, which is the Dollar Youth Initiative, a non-profit organization designed to help young people grow, especially those in disadvantaged communities. With Dollar’s departure, how does Beach see Hopkins revamping the rest of his staff during the offseason? And could there be additional staff brought on to specifically deal with recruiting? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
RUNDOWN We're back! Mitch and Scott catch up after a week off and welcome Bill Sanders from RunMyPools.com to share details for the Unfiltered Madness contest . Then, they dive headlong into a Seahawks catch-up including the Dunlap departure, failure to utilize franchise tags, and Russell contract implications. Three guests today are musician Korby Lenker, NFL analyst Ross Tucker, and college basketball columnist with Sporting News Mike DeCourcy. The "Other Stuff" segment is chock full of randomness with topics such as the Meyers Leonard fallout, the late Marvelous Marvin Hagler, and college basketball tidbits. GUESTS Korby Lenker | Singer/songwriter Ross Tucker | Ross Tucker Football Podcast Mike DeCourcy | Sporting News college hoops columnist TABLE OF CONTENTS 13:03 | Bill Sanders from RunMyPools.com provides instructions for Unfiltered Madness for a chance to win great prizes! 27:43 | One third of the Soden family has been vaccinated while Mitch and Scott are still taking swings in the on-deck circle. 30:36 | How did you enjoy the Carlos Dunlap era and are you sad to see him go? 35:02 | John Schneider has some major gaps to fill if Shaq, Chris Carson, KJ, and others don't return. 39:19 | There is an interesting clause in Russell Wilson's contract that adds an extra element of intrigue to the uncertain future of Seattle's franchise QB. 50:05 | GUEST: Northwest native musician Korby Lenker joins the show to chat about his path to Music City and even plays a few songs as he prepares to release his eighth album. 1:16:46 | GUEST: Ross Tucker swings by to weigh in on Drew Brees' retirement, Russell Wilson's trade potential, and the free agency market. 1:34:58 | GUEST: Longtime college hoops expert Mike DeCourcy provides his candid reaction to the bracket as we prepare for the madness this week! The guys share their opinion on what the proper response should be for figures like Meyers Leonard and Justin Thomas who made mistakes. RIP Marvelous Marvin Hagler, a cornerstone of the golden era of boxing. Mitch shares a few college hoops tidbits including the dreadful season on Montlake, the dancing Beavers, and sports juju for Georgetown.
Chris Sullivan's Chokepoint -- four weekends of 520 closure for the Montlake lid project, plus the transportation proposals in Olympia // Meili Cady on Recompose, the first human composting funeral home in the US, in Kent // Nicole Jennings on the frustrating process of getting a vaccine appointment // Hanna Scott on the push to vaccinate teachers and reopen WA schools // Dose of Kindness -- "Brighten a Day" // Gee Scott on Ohio trying to poach Seattle tech workers // Hanna Scott on various taxes up for debate in Olympia See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Washington Defensive Coordinator Pete Kwiatkowski is headed to Austin to take on the same role at Texas, which is massive news for the Huskies. It’s definitely not good news, but Jimmy Lake has a chance to reshape the defensive coaching staff if he so chooses. There’s a lot of options on the table. In the first part of this emergency podcast, the guys from Dawgman.com - Kim Grinolds, Chris Fetters, and Scott Eklund - delve into Kwiatkowski’s move from Washington to Texas, how it makes sense for Coach K, and what they’ll be looking for down in Austin as the Longhorns get ready for their 2021 season under new head coach Steve Sarkisian. How much control will PK have over the defense? How much will he have to deal with the media? Will he be able to do basically what he did in Seattle? Obviously a ton of questions that need to be answered. In the second part of the podcast, the talk turns back toward Montlake, and how Coach Lake could fill the vacancy left by Kwiatkowski’s departure. Will he hire from within? Will he look to his NFL connections or college coaches with ties to himself or UW? Or, will he do what he did with John Donovan and hire from outside the box? And how hard will he focus on recruiting with the new hire? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The guys from Dawgman.com - Kim Grinolds, Chris Fetters, and Scott Eklund - emerged from their holiday slumber to get behind the mic and talk about the latest comings and goings on Montlake. And on Monday, the news was worth talking about: UW OL Jaxson Kirkland announced via Twitter that he would be returning to the Huskies for one more season. On top of Luke Wattenberg’s earlier announcement that he would be returning too, it means (as of now) Washington will return their entire OL for the 2021 season. During this part of the calendar, it’s the time when decisions are made. And when guys decide to stay, others decide to leave. Three Washington quarterbacks - Jacob Sirmon, Ethan Garbers, and grad transfer Kevin Thomson - all are leaving, which means UW has only one scholarship quarterback currently on campus - Dylan Morris. The Dawgman guys talk about the surprise of Garbers putting his name in the portal, and how the coaches will address going out and finding new bodies to replace the old ones. There was also some great UW news Monday on the other side of the ball, as Zion Tupuola-Fetui was named to the Associated Press All-America third team. He was one of only three players from the Pac-12 to make the AP All-America lists. After a quick break to help pay for Kim’s wine budget, the Dawgman guys discuss the latest coaching news that has connections to UW. Former Head Coach Steve Sarkisian won the Broyles Award, given to college football’s top assistant coach. Will he stay at Alabama, or move on to become a head coach once again? Or will he look to the NFL? And how will Boise State’s recent head coaching opening affect UW? There’s a handful of Husky assistant coaches with ties to BSU, so could they move back to Boise when a new head coach is hired? And will it be Kellen Moore, or Andy Avalos? Or will they hire an athletic director first before engaging in a head coaching search? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Federico Olivas is a respiratory therapist at the University of Washington Medical Center. He manages teams at Northwest and Montlake that treat Covid patients who need ventilators. His perspective on Covid changed when he got the disease himself this November.
And in a matter of moments, it was all over. All the promise of playing games in 2020, becoming the Pac-12 North champions, trying to finish a rough season off the right way with a bowl game at the end of the year…dust. When Washington announced Friday that it would not pursue a bowl opportunity because of medical reasons, it simply underscored the obvious; the coronavirus pandemic hit the Huskies at the worst possible time, and there was no way they were going to be able to extract themselves from it in time to play post-season football. So that was it. Washington will finish their 2020 season with a 3-1 record. The last time they only played four games in a season? 1918, the same year America suffered through its last pandemic. The guys from Dawgman.com - Kim Grinolds, Chris Fetters, and Scott Eklund - talk about the abrupt end to UW’s season, what to make of it, and whether or not fans should get excited for spring football or if they might get delayed. And what might that mean for the high school football season, scheduled to take place in the spring? If it doesn’t happen, would that affect when certain prospects might enroll at UW? Talk moved to Friday night’s Pac-12 Championship game, won by Oregon over USC 31-24. Nothing about the game seemed right from the start, from the fact that Oregon was playing in it, to USC’s 38 total rush yards, to Oregon’s 243 total yards of offense. It was certainly not the showcase event Larry Scott and the conference was hoping for. Back to more Husky news, there were some comings and goings over the last 48 hours, highlighted by Jacob Sirmon transferring from UW to Central Michigan, and Luke Wattenberg announcing his intention to come back to Montlake for his sixth season. The Dawgman guys talk about the impact Wattenberg’s return could mean for the offensive line, and how they might line up next spring. The Huskies continued to add potential impact players with their preferred walk-on program, as two players from O’Dea, Milton Hopkins and Styles Siva-Tu'u both announced their intentions to enroll at UW this summer. Walk on players are still recruitable athletes, so we’ll see if they do but the fact that they want to stay local at this point in time is a very encouraging sign. After a quick break to pay some bills, the Dawgman guys finish the podcast with more recruiting talk, focusing on how the Huskies will finish out their 2021 class (there is a signing period that starts in early February), as well as jump-starting their 2022 class. Could there be news on that front as early as this weekend? Stay tuned. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
There were no big surprises on Signing Day, no rewrites necessary. But it’s just the first day of the mid-year signing period for college football, so the University of Washington could add players before the end of the normal signing period, which ends in mid-April. But they won’t be able to sign anyone until the beginning of February once the rest of this week has passed. Washington Head Coach Jimmy Lake spoke to the media today after it was announced UW signed 15 players to national letters of intent, binding documents that declares their intention to eventually enroll at Montlake. He talked about certain players, like quarterback Sam Huard, but also about the difficulties in recruiting during a pandemic, the inability to have in-person contact with recruits and families while still pitching UW as the best college option out there. How were they able to do that? And how is the current pandemic already affecting how recruiting will take place for the 2022 and 2023 recruiting classes? Lake talked about all of it, as well as the search for players he calls ‘football savants’, players who ‘live and breathe’ the game of football. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Washington Men's Basketball Coach Mike Hopkins and redshirt sophomore center Riley Sorn talk to the media Tuesday ahead of UW's game versus Montana at Alaska Airlines Arena. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Seahawks dominated against the Jets this weekend. Lofa wants the defense to get more credit for their win. Plus, Brett and Lofa make a bet on the Huskies vs. Trojans and the loser has to polar bear plunge! ...Go Hawks!
Legendary football coach Mike Holmgren makes his weekly appearance to share his thoughts on the Seahawks. Something's clearly off with Russ and the offense as of late; so what's going on? We knew something like this was coming, and now it seems to be official as the MLB has extended invites to the minor league teams that are a part of the new slimmed-down system, but the way it was done feels a bit slimy. We're still waiting to hear exactly what's going to happen with the Huskies this weekend. Softy is live from Montlake with an update.
After two sub-par games, the Huskies know they need to get better on the defensive side of the ball and stopping the run is their first priority. Obviously it's a team game and no single position group is fully responsible for their lackluster performance in stopping their opponents' ground games, but defensive line coach Ikaika Malloe knows his guys need to improve and they have another tough test this weekend when they take on Oregon. In addition to what he thinks needs to improve, Malloe was also asked about the rivalry with the Ducks and what is the key to helping some of the younger players understand why this game is so important on many levels, not just the opportunity to win the Pac 12 North, and the fifth-year Husky assistant also talked about the Polynesian culture and why the Hawaiian connection has been so good at Montlake for so long. Senior defensive back Elijah Molden, whose father was a star at Oregon, also took the time to meet with the media and he said that even though his family has deep ties to the Duck football program, he wanted to carve his own path and Washington was the place he felt where he could maximize his talents and make a name for himself. He was also very succinct in what he knows he'll see from Oregon quarterback Tyler Shough this weekend when the two teams face off in the final game of the "regular" season. To listen to the 23-minute podcast, click on the audio link below. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Former Husky quarterback Cody Pickett talks with Tony Castricone and Damon Huard about his memories on Montlake, freshman UW quarterback Dylan Morris, and the 2020 Husky football team.
The guys from Dawgman.com - Kim Grinolds, Chris Fetters, and Scott Eklund - waited until the last moment before putting together their pregame podcast. You’d think this was simply some shrewd scheduling on their part, but it was more serendipitous than anything. We had decided to wait until the last moment to record, and literally, 10 minutes before the start, the high sign came down from Montlake; the game is on. It means a happy ending to a week that was even more topsy-turvy than normal, and that’s saying something in 2020. It means a football game will be played between the Stanford Cardinal and Washington Huskies at Husky Stadium this afternoon, and that’s all that matters. In the first half of the podcast, the three break down the Cardinal and the matchups they see as key to the outcome of the game. Stanford and UW both want the ball; they want to possess it and keep it away from the other team. That’s their modus operandi. But they do it in different ways. Stanford has a handful of big receivers they’ll lean on, while Washington has their stable of running backs they’ll employ behind a massive offensive line. And then there’s the matchup of two quarterbacks at extremes: senior Davis Mills for Stanford and redshirt freshman Dylan Morris for Washington. After a quick break, Scott breaks down a QB and WR camp he recently went to, headed up by local QB guru Lavelle Durant and former WSU WR star Brandon Gibson. 2021 QB commit Sam Huard was there, as was 5-star athlete Emeka Egbuka. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Needless to say, it wasn't hard to find players to talk about Washington's stunning 24-21 come-from-behind win over Utah Saturday night at Husky Stadium. In a game no one knew would even be played a week ago, the historic fight back for the Huskies will be remembered around Montlake for years to come. But most will want to forget the first half, a half that saw the visitors jump out to a 21-0 lead. Utah thoroughly dominated all phases of the game, and it didn't look good for Washington heading into the locker room. But in talking with UW Head Coach Jimmy Lake, outside linebacker Zion Tupuola-Fetui, defensive back Elijah Molden, and tight end Cade Otton, the battle was only half-way through. It was a 'street fight' according to Lake, and the Utes were the only ones landing any punches. It was up to Washington to start landing some haymakers coming out of the tunnel, and that's what they did. For the game, Tupuola-Fetui continued his torrid pace, coming up with 6 tackles, including 3 tackles for loss, three sacks, and a 29-yard fumble recovery after Kyler Gordon forced a Utah fumble in the UW red zone. Molden, the senior nickel from West Linn, Ore., finished the game with 8 tackles, including 1 tackle for loss and 1 interception for 24 yards. And Otton, the senior tight end from Tumwater, came up huge for the UW offense after they struggled for most of the first half. He finished with 8 catches for 108 yards and two touchdowns, including the game-winning 16-yard strike from Dylan Morris with 36 seconds to play. All four spoke on the poise under pressure when it came to Morris, the redshirt freshman quarterback from Graham Kapowsin. In Lake's words, "he never flinched." Morris finished the game 23-38 for 272 yards, two touchdowns, and three interceptions - although one of those picks was a Hail Mary at the end of the second quarter, and he also had an underthrown ball tipped and eventually intercepted by Utah. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
In the first hour, Dave Softy Mahler talks about the Jimmy Lake era beginning on Montlake with the Washington Huskies, Mike Florio from Pro Football Talk joins the show to talk about all the NFL news going on, we play Fact or Ficition, then Lee Sterling joins the show to give gambling advice.
Every Wednesday at 2, legendary football coach Mike Holmgren joins the show to share his insights on the game. This week, Ian asks how he would handle the current defensive situation in Seattle. Bobby Wagner had some interesting things to say, especially as they relate to Jamal Adams. We've got the audio. Ian is taking Washington State plus the ten points, and he's completely confident in today's Fact or Fiction pick. Softy from Husky Stadium asks, if you could undo the Jamal Adams trade right now, would you?
Is Ryan Bowman moonlighting as a fullback? Did Cade Otton really get engaged? Does Jaxson Kirkland's Dad really have a thing for Rocky? These are the pressing issues of the day, and the media covered them all Wednesday, as they spoke with Otton and Kirkland ahead of Washington's game against Oregon State Saturday night at 8 pm. Of course, there were questions asked about the opponent, whom they beat 19-7 in a very physical, defensive contest in Corvallis. Both Otton and Kirkland talked about what it was going to take to beat the Beavers again, including setting an aggressive tone and wearing out OSU in the second half with the run game. Otton, who did recently propose to his long-time girlfriend, is more than ready to get a game going, as he talked about how the offense has just continued to focus on the task at hand. Last week it was California; now it's Oregon State. And Kirkland talked about his own development at a new position (left tackle) former Huskies he's leaned on for guidance, and also how some of the younger players around him have shown growth during this topsy-turvy time. The junior offensive lineman also talked about working out with his Dad, former UW offensive lineman Dean Kirkland, and how Dean's old-school ways meshed with Jaxson's new-school ways. Hint: the son isn't 100 percent sure the father lifted as much as he claims he did when he was at Montlake. The battle continues! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mike Holmgren calls in to talk about how he'd address the events of the day with his players, plus conversation about what happens on the field as well. Are scouts not going to be allowed in Husky Stadium either? A texter says let Bobby blitz. Despite the threat of Covid affecting tomorrow's game, Ian makes a Fact or Fiction pick. Softy joins the show from Montlake.
Mike Holmgren makes his weekly appearance discussing all things NFL, from 2020 trades, to his thoughts on Sunday's Seahawks defeat. The Utah Jazz have sold for a surprisingly-affordable price. No, they aren't going to move here, but the sale could be a good sign for Sonics fans. Ian says take the over in Sunday's Hawks / Niners game. Softy joins us from Montlake.
RUNDOWN Mitch and Scott begin by remembering 1986 which you'll find out are characterized much differently! Then, they honor the late Tom Dempsey and his memorable 63 yard field goal. Also, with six years since his passing, Mitch tells some classic stories about his Dad and unveils the ground rules for an NCAA tournament style bracket challenge of best TV theme shows. Guests include Jorge E. Rodriguez M.D. to answer coronavirus FAQs, Ken Green to share some stories from playing in the Masters, and Spencer Hawes to chat about UW basketball. Last but not least, the guys run down their odds and ends including Rex Ryan's harsh words about Amari Cooper, rising popularity of odd entertainment options in the quarantine period, and delivering pizza to local heroes battling the virus. GUESTS Dr. Jorge Rodriguez | Researcher & Clinician Ken Green | Fomer PGA golfer Spencer Hawes | Veteran NBA center TABLE OF CONTENTS 0:00 | 1986 was a great year for "The Golden Bear"! 16:28 | RIP Tom Dempsey whose notable 63 yard game winning field goal still ranks as one of the greatest kicks in NFL history. 20:01 | Nominees for episode naming rights are surprisingly slim for number 86, so the guys get creative. 21:40 | Over three weeks into the quarantine lifestyle and it isn't getting easier! 26:03 | Mitch shares some stories of his Father including the NCAA tourney tradition whose passing was six years ago on the date of the recording. 40:49 | The guys lay down the rules for the Unfiltered TV Theme Song Bracket Challenge. 47:34 | GUEST: Well-regarded for his major network television and radio appearances, Dr. Jorge E. Rodriguez shares best practices to prevent contracting and spreading coronavirus. 1:02:39 | GUEST: With the 2020 Masters postponed, Ken Green stops by to share some stories from his several rounds at Augusta. 1:28:34 | GUEST: Spencer Hawes weighs in on Isaiah Stewart's departure from Montlake to the NBA and the complexity of "one-and-dones" at UW. 1:56:14 | Rex Ryan spouted harsh commentary toward Amari Cooper which many argue crossed the line. 1:59:14 | "Tiger King" is becoming increasingly difficult to avoid as the TV hit is sweeping the nation. 2:00:55 | Have we really reached the point of watching NBA stars play video games for entertainment? 2:03:30 | Robert Kraft whose image had been scarred in recent years is helping in the fight against coronavirus by providing 300,000 face masks to New York. 2:04:07 | Mitch Unfiltered is partnering with Zeeks to provide pizza to our local heroes on the health care front lines. 2:06:10 | Manchester City soccer player Kyle Walker is busted following an investigation that revealed a complete lack of compliance to social distancing.