Dawgman Insider Blog - March

Dawgman.com caught up with DT Cameron Elisara who was on hand to watch his teammates go through their Pro Day workout for numerous NFL coaches and scouts. He said while he was excited about the prospect of doing the same thing a year from now, he also knows there is still a lot to take care of and that entails going to a bowl game before he leaves...

Posted by Scott Eklund
10:45 AM

Elisara Excited for Senior Season

"Things are going real good," Elisara told Dawgman.com. "I just now got cleared to go because of my neck. I was always dealing with stingers and the medical staff wanted to be sure I was ready to go and wouldn't have trouble with it again.

"We've been doing a lot of therapy and stretching and strengthening of that area and I feel great and can't wait to get started in the next few weeks."

Elisara said while the players have been in the system for a year, that doesn't mean the offseason regimen implemented by Strength and Conditioning coach Ivan Lewis is any easier for them this year.

"He's working us hard, I mean really hard," Elisara said. "It's easier from the standpoint that we already know what they expect. They expect 100% all the time, but they also want you to have fun and that's what we have. The intensity in the weight room and during our workouts is so different from what we were used to so it's made all of us better and we compete, but it's still fun."

Elisara was on hand with about 50 of his teammates to watch senior LB Donald Butler and DE Daniel Te'o-Nesheim, along with several other Huskies, work out for NFL scouts and coaches and while he was excited about the chance to do the same thing next year, he knows he still has something to take care of.

"I'm sick of not being in a bowl game, so that's my focus," Elisara said. "I mean, I've been here for a while and I was thinking about it the other day that it's almost over and I'm running out of time to achieve that goal of going to a bowl game.

"All of us want it and really I think that is what is driving us this year. We all want that bowl game. For the seniors and for the younger guys so they can get used to it and know what it's like so they can keep doing that for themselves as well."

Elisara said he's currently benching 400 pounds and that he maxed out on the squat Monday at 650 pounds.

"I've always been strong, but we're doing so many different things to increase our strength and to work our core, it's all making us better," Elisara said. "This is the how you win, you work hard in the offseason, but until then it's all just talk. We want to go out there and show everyone we belong in bowl games and once spring kicks off we're going to get started on achieving that goal."

Talk about it: Here

Posted by Scott Eklund
6:30 PM

UW DE Andru Pulu (UW Athletics)

Pulu Suspended

On Tuesday, the University of Washington released a statement that freshman defensive end Andru Pulu, a graduate of Federal Way High School, has been suspended indefinitely for a violation of team rules.

It is unknown the what specific violation Pulu has committed, but the Seattle Times' Bob Condotta reported today that it appears there was a fight and that police are investigating what happened and Pulu may have been involved.

Pulu played mostly on special teams in 2009 as a freshman and managed to post two tackles and a half sack in 11 games.

The statement also mentioned that neither Sarkisian or the school will have any further comment on the subject.

Talk about it: Here

Dawgman.com Top Stories