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In The Trenches With Tim Galloway
Release: 09/19/2003
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Sept. 19, 2003

In Chinese, the same symbol is used for "crisis" as is used for "opportunity." Such a relationship is perhaps most evident in sports, where an injury to one player provides another player with the opportunity to shine in an increased role. When inside linebacker Joe Lobendahn went down against Indiana with a knee injury, it was junior Tim Galloway sent out to take his place. The Auburn, Wash., native finished the game with six tackles, and performed well enough to earn what will be his first-career start on Saturday against Idaho. correspondent Jordan Roy-Byrne talked to Galloway this week to learn a little bit more about the Huskies' newest face in the starting defensive lineup.

Go What was it like for you to play at Ohio St.?
Tim Galloway: "I wish the outcome was different. It's one of the prime venues in college football and it's just an experience to go over there and play the defending national champs."

GH: Is it hard to take over for an injured player?
Galloway: "It's unfortunate that Joe went down. I have to step up my play and be accountable to the other guys. Hopefully, I do well."

GH: What are your personal goals against Idaho?
Galloway: "First off, win the game. I want to go out there and do my assignment and play as well as I can. I also want to avoid any mistakes."

GH: Last season, against UCLA, you forced a mistake by the other side when you blocked a punt at a critical point in the game. Tell us how you did it.
Galloway: "We were playing for just a simple return, so a block wasn't on. I just side-stepped the protector in front of the punter and got my hands on it."

GH: What does Tim Galloway do when he isn't playing for the Dawgs?
Galloway: "Playing WITH the dogs - my dogs. Some weekends I like to fish, and I also try and hunt too."

GH: So would you consider yourself a vintage Western Cowboy?
Galloway: (Laughs) "No. I'm an outdoors man. I love the outdoors."

GH: Is there anyone on the team that joins you on these trips?
Galloway: "Actually, yes. Marquis Cooper and I go fishing a lot."

GH: So, does the entire group of linebackers do anything together?
Galloway: "We go out to eat every Thursday. We did it all of last year and are continuing the tradition this year."

GH: What's your favorite meal to eat with your position buddies?
Galloway: "I really don't know, actually. We don't go out to eat at many pricey places. We are on a budget."

GH: What's your favorite meal in general?
Galloway: "It has to be prime rib and lobster."

GH: How was the food at today's press conference?
Galloway: "I like the Longhorn barbecue. There's one in my hometown. Barbecues are good!"

GH: Any thoughts on the Seahawks 2-0 start?
Galloway: "You know, I really don't follow them. I know they did just put a hurt on Arizona."

GH: Obviously, you are most concerned with the Huskies.
Galloway: "Right."

GH: So then, tell me your goals for the rest of the season.
Galloway: "I'm all about the team. If we continue to win, I'll be happy. If I go out there and execute my plays, the tackles will come."

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