SEATTLE - Last year was really hard for J.D. Williams, the Washington Huskies' defensive backfield coach. He only had six total players in spring and lost one before the season even started when surprising walk-on Cory Nicol suddenly quit the team. Then when his best player, free safety Jason Wells, went down to a knee injury against USC, things really turned for the worse.
May 22, 2008
SEATTLE - Week by week this spring, the Washington Huskies are getting better. They are better fundamentally, better schematically, faster, and have a better understanding of what is expected. They are starting to get it. They are also obviously excited about what they are doing. They are working hard and having fun doing it.
April 18, 2008
SEATTLE - Byron Davenport's hamstring just wouldn't hold up, so true freshman Vonzell McDowell started at cornerback for the Washington Huskies' first game of 2007 against Syracuse. Nine defensive backs return for 2008 with game experience, so it's unlikely new defensive coordinator Ed Donatell will have youth as a ready excuse for his secondary this spring.
March 31, 2008
In the seventh-installment of our continuing series on the future of Husky football, we take a look at the secondary and how they have progressed over the past year. They finally have a lot of bodies to work with, but are they going to be better than they've been the past few years?
January 5, 2008
HONOLULU - The game between Washington and Hawai'i is the classic 'everything to gain, nothing to lose' matchup between two teams seemingly going in opposite directions. Problem is, the dichotomy isn't just refering to one program. The Warriors have to win this game to legitimize their BCS bowl run; the Huskies have nothing to lose because they haven't gone bowling since 2002.
November 26, 2007
SEATTLE - The 100th Apple Cup between Washington and Washington State is usually played with mroe than just in-state bragging rights at stake. This Saturday, however, that's all there is. The Huskies are hoping to finish their season by bowling a turkey, and by the way WSU's season is finishing, it looks like basketball season has already started in the Palouse.
November 19, 2007