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Husky Football Blog

The latest news and analysis on the Montlake Dawgs.

March 12, 2007 at 3:12 PM

Names back on uniforms?

Those of you who have been wanting the names of players to be put back on Husky football jerseys may be getting your wish.
Rumors have circulated on message boards for a day or two about the names coming back, and there appears to be some merit to that talk.
The official word is that putting the names back on the uniforms “has been discussed on numerous occassions” but cannot be officially confirmed just yet.
UW players had names on the back of uniforms for years — dating back to the Jim Owens era — before Tyrone Willingham took over in 2005 and decided to take them off. Willingham thought it would enhance a greater feeling of team for the players to be playing for the name on the front of the uniform instead of the name on the back.
Here’s a column from Blaine Newnham a few years ago that talked about that subject.

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