Here are a few more notes, as well as the video, of UW coach Steve Sarkisian’s session with the media today:
— As noted earlier, Sarkisian was asked about John Canzano’s column calling the Huskies the “softest, least resilient” team in the Pac-12. Sarkisian said he’s “been called a lot of things in my day but never been called soft or not tough or not resilient. So we’ve got to go play the game.” Asked if it will serve as motivation, he said again “we’ve got to go play the game.”
— He talked a bit about the team’s continuing search for a third receiver and how that has put more of the responsibility on Kasen Williams and Austin Seferian-Jenkins to make plays. He said it “challenges them mentally” that they have to be moved around a lot so they cannot be easily double-teamed. He said “in a perfect world” they would have a third receiver emerge, but that since it hasn’t happened yet they will continue to go with a committee approach.
— He agreed that the younger receivers are still learning how to work with Keith Price when things break down, the key being to move in the same direction as the quarterback. He said “I thought we had a really veteran group of receivers last year that really understood how to move with the quarterback when he got out of the pocket” and that they will have to continue to work on that.
— He talked about redshirting James Johnson, out all year with a dislocated wrist suffered during training camp.
— And asked about the feeling of frustration among fans about the way the season is going, he said that “as frustrated and as upset as anybody is, believe me when I say there is a lot more in our building than there is on the outside. This is our lives. We live it.”
You can watch the interview below:
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