The Huskies arrive in Arizona today ahead of Friday’s TicketCity Cactus Bowl against Oklahoma State. UW will practice at Chaparral High School in Scottsdale starting this afternoon; practices are, however, closed to the public.
The Cactus Bowl will host its media day event on Wednesday morning, with Chris Petersen, Danny Shelton, Hau’oli Kikaha, Shaq Thompson, Colin Tanigawa and Deontae Cooper scheduled to represent the Huskies there. I arrive in Arizona on Tuesday.
- Oklahoma State, much like UW, has had to rely on a true freshman cornerback this season.
- True freshman Adoree’ Jackson shined for USC in its 45-42 victory over Nebraska in the Holiday Bowl.
- The Trojans finished 9-4 in Steve Sarkisian‘s first season at USC.
- Arizona State held on to beat Duke in the Sun Bowl. With USC, ASU and Utah victories, the Pac-12 is off to a 3-0 start in bowl games.
- Despite a 9-4 season, there has been tension between Utah’s football coaches and the athletic director, prompting several assistants to leave (including ex-Husky Dave Christensen, now at Texas A&M).
- Jim Harbaugh is reportedly headed to Michigan.
- The undefeated UW men wrap up nonconference play at home tonight against Stony Brook.
Steve Sarkisian on the season: “It was a total success.'' #USC
— InsideUSC (@InsideUSC) December 28, 2014