Montlake Mailbag: Jedd Fisch, Kalen DeBoer, Rome Odunze and a little time off
Answering some questions before flying south.
Do you remember your first time on an airplane?
Mine was in early 1996, traveling to Minnesota for a wedding. That was long enough ago that I remember being served a meal on the flight — a hot ham and cheese sandwich — and thinking that all those jokes about airplane food were misguided, because hey, this wasn’t so bad.
I was 8 years old. My standards were fairly low.
We’re headed on vacation Saturday morning, taking our 3-year-old daughter on her first flight to visit family in the Palm Springs area. My wife and I are a little nervous, of course, because we haven’t done this before, and you never really know how a small child might handle three hours inside of a flying tube until you do it. But I’m also looking forward to seeing her peer out the window as we take off, one of those life experiences that eventually becomes mundane, but is pretty cool the first time.
(I’ll remind myself of this an hour in, as she’s kicking the seat in front of us and dumping pretzels on the floor.)
Anyway: this is my way of letting you know I’m taking a short break from publishing while I’m away. I’ll be back at it the week of Feb. 19. Think Washington’s roster will change at all between now and then? Maybe UCLA will have a new head coach.
This edition of the mailbag deals with Kalen DeBoer’s legacy, Jedd Fisch’s straight-talking style, Rome Odunze’s place in UW lore and lots more. As always, Friends of the Program receive priority. Let’s get to it.