Zach attack is back?

The issue has been beaten on more times than a three-dollar piñata at a child's birthday party, but the Huskies ground attack last year left a lot to be desired. Husky coaches know it. Husky fans know it. Zach Tuiasosopo knows it. The junior-to-be fullback is anxious to get the next season underway and has high expectations of both the team, and himself this upcoming season and is counting the days towards spring football.

"Offseason was great," said Tuiasosopo. "I couldn't have asked for anything better. Mat drills are over and it was a great, great beginning of our offseason."

Now that mat drills are out of the way, it is almost time to put the helmet and pads back on and play some football. With spring practice less than a week away, Tuiasosopo hopes that all the negative labels about last season's ground game will be put to rest and that he can help the team put an exciting product on the field.

"It's something we've all been waiting for to get started (spring practices)," said Tuiasosopo. "It can't come soon enough. It's time to put last season in the past and we're looking forward to a new beginning.

"I'm anxious to get out onto the field to see what our team is capable of. I guess it's all bout getting together as a unit on the field where we get ready to hit and back to what we love to do."

The question as to whether or not he would be better utilized on the defensive side of the ball is also up in the air with many folks. And while many people would rather see him return to defense, Tuiasosopo prefers to stay at his position, but would do anything to make the team better as a whole.

"I would much rather stay at fullback. I'm not too crazy about switching positions again, but whatever is asked of me, I will do it to the best of my abilities."

Whatever the case is, Tuiasosopo knows what the team must accomplish in order for to show the critics that this is a team that is hungry after a so-so season.

"We expect big things of ourselves this season," Tuiasosopo declared.

"As individuals, we each hold a responsibility. I think every single member of this team is ready to take upon that responsibility and take care of what we have to take care of."

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