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December 4, 2013 at 5:25 PM

Video: Lorenzo Romar on San Diego State, UW’s shoddy defense and Steve Sarkisian












In the video (above), coach Lorenzo Romar talked about Washington’s porous defense, which allows 86.1 points per game and is ranked 342nd nationally.

He said playing at No. 24 San Diego State will prepare the Huskies for the Pac-12 season and acknowledged a win could boost UW’s sagging 206th RPI.

Romar also touched on former football coach Steve Sarkisian, who left Washington and took the USC job.

“Man, I understand why he made the move,” Romar said. “I understand. But I hate to see my man go. He’s been the best. Him and his wife Stephanie and the children, they … (laughs). Anyone who doesn’t understand what him and his staff were able to do here in the time that they were here, I don’t understand them.

“I mean you go from 0-12 to four bowl games in five years. I think people take that kind of stuff for granted. That’s crazy. I’m going to miss him. I’m going to miss him, just his genuine attitude, his jumper in pickup games, his willingness to help wherever he can help, speaking to recruits for us. I’m going to miss him a lot.”

Romar, who grew up in Compton, Calif., said he understands Sarkisian’s desire to return home to Southern California. Sarkisian was born in Torrance, Calif.

Romar, a former UW player, returned to Montlake in 2002 to coach the Huskies. During his tenure, there’s been four football coaches. Here’s the list.

Name ……………………….. Tenure ………. UW Record

Rick Neuheisel* …………. 1999-2002 ……. 33-16

Keith Gilbertson …………. 2003-04 ……….. 7-16

Tyrone Willingham ……… 2005-08 ………… 11-37

Steve Sarkisian ………… 2009-13 …………. 34-29

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