Lots written today about coach Chris Petersen's decision to dismiss star cornerback Marcus Peters from the program. Let's get to it.
--- Here's our story in today's newspaper about Peters, with some comments from analyst Rob Rang how his dismissal might impact his NFL draft stock.
We still don’t know much about Petersen, who regards privacy — be it his own, or his team’s — as the most sacred of civil rights.
But we know this: He would sooner take a barefooted one-mile walk over hot coals and shards of glass, than tolerate the antagonistic attitude of an exceptionally gifted athlete.
Unless Peters was as toxic a presence in the locker room as Percy Harvin reportedly was with the Seahawks, the jettisoning of a proven defensive playmaker — two days before UCLA quarterback Brett Hundley shows up at Husky Stadium — has no immediate benefits.
Long term? A different story. Petersen can walk into the homes of the high school kids he’s recruiting, look eye-to-eye at the parents, and make a very convincing case that he draws a line.
--- The Huskies men's basketball team tipped off its season (sort of) last night with an 88-65 exhibition victory over Saint Martin's.
Christian Caple can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Twitter: @ChristianCaple