Football Camp Marks Start Of '11 Season
One comment that stuck out when Huskies coach Steve Sarkisian addressed the media on Monday was how much the culture has changed in his three years on the job. And it's clear to observers at practice just how much the Huskies have bought in.
Football is back on Montlake as the Dawgs began their preparations for the 2011 season with an afternoon workout at Husky Stadium. Beforehand, Sarkisian met with reporters for his first official press conference of the season. The Huskies coach talked about the expectations that come after a trip to the Holiday Bowl last season, but he likes where his team is at now.
"In all, I think we are primed for a great training camp. We still have plenty of work to do," Sarkisian said. "There's a lot to be done not only the football field but off the field. But in a nutshell I think this our most athletic team we've had in three seasons."
That much was evident during the workout. Sophomore WR Kevin Smith looked polished running routes. Defensive ends Hau'oli Jamora and Josh Shirley looked stouter after an intense offseason spent in the weight room. Several of the touted incoming freshmen also had standout practices, including WR Kasen Williams.
As usual, the practice had the look and feel of a traditional Sarkisian camp. Music blared through the stadium PA speakers, and there were several fans on hand to check out the '11 Huskies. Even ex-Guns N' Roses bassist and noted Seattle sports fan Duff McKagan (pictured above) was at Husky Stadium to check things out.
GoHuskies.com will have everything you need throughout fall camp and the regular season. Keep it tuned to the Dawg Blawg as well for plenty of behind-the-scenes surprises.
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