Coach Steve Sarkisian's 2013 mantra of "Anywhere, Anytime, Anyone" applies to the Huskies' first road trip of the season, for Saturday's game at Illinois.
The senior has gone from kicked out of practice for being reckless to a two-time captain, an All-Pac-12-caliber safety -- and one of the Huskies' top students. "I'm really proud of Sean," Steve Sarkisian says. "It's amazing how mature he's gotten."
A key to Saturday's game for No. 19 UW (1-0) will be maintaining a constricting, "cage" of a pass rush to affect hot quarterback Nathan Scheelhaase of Illinois (2-0).
The fact players were glued to televisions all bye weekend – including to get a personal scouting report on Illinois – shows how far the UW program has come since early in 2009.
The coach and his staff fanned out Thursday to recruit high school games while UW's players get three days off. Steve Sarkisian will then rush back to Seattle to volunteer at his son's first youth-league game with the Junior Wolverines.
The 80-year-old "Dawgather," College Football and Husky hall of fame coach, was admitted Monday to Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle for two gastrointestinal procedures that doctors believe were successful.
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The Huskies' preseason All-American tight end is back with the first-team offense after sitting out the opening win over Boise State. He says his surgically repaired finger is not limited him at all.
The Huskies' quarterback had his first 300-yard game since 2011 and set the UW career record for TD passes in Saturday's opener. Then he got a to-do list from the Seahawks' equally driven, Pro Bowl QB.
Keith Price breaks the Washington record for career TD passes in a 300-yard night, Bishop Sankey rolls for 161 yards rushing, the defense rises up, and new, $280 million Husky Stadium rocks in UW's 38-6 victory.
They aren't "Husky Stadium" or "Retake Montlake," at least not for the Dawgs who must defend Broncos quarterback Joe Southwick better than they did in December's Las Vegas Bowl.
Chris Lang played for Jim Lambright and the Huskies from 1995-98. This weekend, he gets to enjoy what he's done as an assistant construction superintendent during the grand renovation of his former stadium. "This is a dream come true," he says.