Morning Links: On To The Next One
As the Huskies took the field on Monday afternoon for practice, the first song that blared through the loudspeakers ("On to the next one" by Jay-Z) spoke of the direction the team needed to take.
Yes, the USC win was one for the ages. But the Huskies have Arizona State coming in this weekend and need to move on.
Perusing the morning papers, Seattle Times' columnist Jerry Brewer remains impressed with what the Huskies accomplished because there was no fluke or luck involved. Washington won with a superior offensive effort, led by QB Jake Locker. These two graphs were the most telling.
In the bye week between the two dissimilar performances, the coach figured out something, and this epiphany shouldn't spoil easily. It started with a probing, and likely unpleasant, evaluation. The Huskies did a sincere audit of themselves, and the result was a streamlined offense that looked in perfect alignment with the team's skill set.
A lot of the game plan was USC specific, implemented to avoid trying
to power up against the Trojans' physical defensive front four, but most
of it can and will be applied moving forward. The Huskies did a
beautiful job of stretching the field horizontally and vertically. It
was a more finesse style that Sarkisian would like -- more fly sweeps,
more zone-read option plays, misdirection, quarterback rollouts, naked
Latest HeadlinesHuskies played without fear against USC; can that continue? - Seattle Times
More chances for Callier - Everett Herald
Folk named Pac-10 Special Teams Player of the Week - Seattle PI
From the Arizona State perspective
ASU's Dennis Erickson says opponents are baiting LB Vontaze Burfict - Arizona Republic
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