After three weeks of spring ball and 11 practices, the Husky defense is starting to exert itself in the weekly standoffs called scrimmages. Here's a little progress report on the Husky defenders as I see them in practice. Even though they lost their two best players from last year in Donald Butler and Daniel Te'o-Nesheim, I think as a group they are making some great strides to fill those voids.
April 22, 2010
SEATTLE - Like rabid dogs wearing muzzles, the UW football team couldn't wait to get out to Husky Stadium and hit somebody during the first full day of pads in preparation for their first big scrimmage day on Saturday. There was plenty of that going on, as well as the requisite pushing, shoving and tearing of helmets off heads - just ask Tyrone Duncan and Ryan Tolar,
April 6, 2010
SEATTLE - Sometimes it takes a whole year to make that quantum transformation from player to star. Steve Sarkisian said Thursday it's possible for a transformation to occur literally from one practice to the next. And while he has to watch the film to make sure, he saw some players step up that he didn't see on Tuesday.
April 1, 2010
We move over the defense in the sixth installment of our spring preview. Today we look at the defensive line, a unit that lost its most valuable player when DE Daniel Te'o-Nesheim exhausted his eligibility. Who will replace the four-year starter and who could be the difference-maker inside this year? Read on to find out…
March 25, 2010
Steve Sarkisian is quite comfortable using a small army of running backs during the course of a season. It first came into vogue with the famous 'Thunder and Lightning' combination of Reggie Bush and LenDale White. Since that nickname is taken, I'm suggesting another one for Chris Polk and Johri Fogerson - 'Bread and Butter'.
September 15, 2009
We're back at it, and the Washington Huskies' next opponent is the Idaho Vandals. The Huskies haven't lost to the Vandals in over a century, and have never lost to them at Husky Stadium - but the Huskies have never faced UI riding a 15-game losing streak either, so this week holds intrigue on a number of fronts. The two mix it up at Husky Stadium Saturday at 12:30 p.m.
September 7, 2009
It's game week! Finally, after weeks of fall camp and all that goes with it, the LSU Tigers are on the front burner. What surprises will first year Head Coach Steve Sarkisian and his staff have for their visitors? One thing is for sure, there's plenty to talk about with the list of starters released Monday.
August 31, 2009