UW coach Steve Sarkisian was a guest on the Brock and Salk Show on ESPN 710 Seattle this morning.
Here’s the link.
A few highlights:
— Sarkisian says that the defense is still “a work in progress” in search of its identity and that the diversity of the offenses it has faced in the first three weeks has made it harder for the defense to find that identity.
— He said he is “not as concerned” about whether the defense will get it turned it around as he is why UW had two three-and-outs in the third quarter Saturday, again experessing confidence in defensive coordinator Nick Holt that he will get the job done.
— He said one of the challenges of the defense is replacing players such as Mason Foster.
— He said that if Keith Price can get healthy “we’ll see even more aspects of his game come out” and also noted that one area of improvement is the two interceptions that Price threw in the red zone the last two weeks and noting the need to stay aggressive while still making good decisions.
— He repeated what he said at his press conference on Monday that the offensive line graded out well in “a tough environment.”
— He said there has been no further explanation on any of the calls in the game in part because it was a Big Ten crew which leads to a different process for lodging complaints.
— He said Price will likely again be limited in practice this week but will get enough reps to be ready for the Cal game. But he said Nick Montana will likely again more reps in practice.