With the annual Purple and Gold game on Saturday, spring practice has concluded and now the focus turns to offseason workouts and conditioning as the team prepares to rectify what happened during last season's 0-12 record. Some players made big jumps this spring and some still have work to do. Here's a position-by-position look at how things ended up this spring with a grade for the progress made…
April 26, 2009
The old axiom remains true -- "You win games in the trenches". Last year the Husky offensive line performed dismally, and as a result the offense ended up being one of the worst in the country. This year, with a new system and new staff in place, the unit needs to make strides in order for the team to reach it's goals. Read on to find out who are the main players to watch this spring...
March 26, 2009
After losing the Apple Cup in double overtime and staring a loss to California right in the eye to finish out a winless campaign, the real question becomes what will the 2009 Washington Huskies look like? With a top-25 recruiting class in 2008, there are still quite a few players that have yet to make their mark.
December 1, 2008
Well, it's finally come - the Awful Cup. I mean, the Apple Cup. Both Washington and Washington State has combined to build up the kind of notoriety that has ESPN bringing two writers to cover the AC. But unfortunately everyone is interested for all the wrong reasons. Together, the Huskies and Cougars have been shut out of the Pac-10 regular season - until Saturday. Both deserve to lose.
November 19, 2008
SEATTLE - Well, here's everyone's red-letter game. Like Nick Saban returning to Baton Rouge, it's Rick Neuheisel's time to head back to Husky Stadium and face the music against a Washington program that is a shell of their former selves. Will he be cheered? Will he be booed? Will he have more former players on UCLA's side than on UW's side?
November 13, 2008
Well, at 0-8 and no end in sight, the University of Willingham Huskies trudge on. Saturday they host Arizona State (2-6, 1-4), another team in a freefall, yet the Sun Devils are favored by at least two touchdowns. And playing against a team that's been outscored by over 100 points their last three games, why not?
November 5, 2008
This week's USC blog almost seems irrelevant. With the news of Tyrone Willingham's firing at the end of the season coming out Monday, it took all the steam out of the Huskies' quest to find a win on the road this weekend in Los Angeles. Maybe that's a good thing? The 43-point spread the oddsmakers have put on this game just equals a record set when the Trojans played Washington State.
October 29, 2008
Well, from a Washington perspective, it doesn't get much worse than this. Not only are the Huskies off to their worst start in nearly 40 years, but now they have the team that fired UW's current head coach coming into town. And to add insult, they are playing arguably their best ball to date. It's shaping up to be a textbook case of two teams inextricably linked going in opposite directions.
October 25, 2008