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June 5, 2010 at 12:45 PM

Athlon’s: Opposing coaches talk about the Huskies

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Also fresh on the news stands this week is the Athlon’s Pac-10 regional edition. I broke down some of what the national edition said earlier about UW, picking the Huskies sixth and to finish 7-5 overall.
The regional edition has a lot more specific info on the Huskies, including a prediction of UW to get an invite to the Humanitarian Bowl and face Ohio. I’ll stick by my thought that any bowl will be a good bowl for the Huskies this year considering the current seven-year post-season drought. But I think the Humanitarian Bowl against Ohio would be about as less-good as any of the possible options.
One of the most interesting segments of the Athlon’s preview is a section where there are quotes from anonymous “opposing coaches” sizing up each team. Here’s what was said about the Huskies:
Steve Sarkisian had a lot to do with USC’s success, so I really wasn’t surprised by the job he did at Washington last season. … Jake Locker is as good as any quarterback in the country. The kid just knows how to make plays and win games. He can beat you with his arms and his legs. Kids really seem to rally around him. … If Washington can improve on defense and keep teams out of the end zone, the Huskies could really be a big surprise in 2010. I think they’re talented enough on offense to challenge for the Pac-10 championship. … (Running back) Chris Polk ended up being a pretty good player. He was solid. They always have big offensive linemen, so that gives them a chance. … The Huskies are going to be much better even though they lost some solid defensive players. Some of their backers are gone. … It Locker stays healthy, they can win any game they play. They really ended the year on a strong note.”

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