Pac-12 preview: Washington Huskies headed in the right direction

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  • jefferysl Huntsville, Alabama
    Aug. 8, 2011 2:29 p.m.

    I got to admit that the reporting on UW is pretty thin. Leaving out Cort Dennison from SLC? Alameda Ta'amu? What about UWs well stocked receiver corps? Experienced O-Line? These guys will not be pushovers.

  • Thlete Draper, UT
    Aug. 1, 2011 9:59 p.m.

    @jefferysl, this is definitely a highly anticipated game for SLC as it's the PAC-12 home opener for Utah, as you mentioned. Only the 2nd home game of the year after a cupcake opener, too. Expect an electric atmosphere. Coach Whit has an impressive record coming off the bye, indeed. If UW is gonna depend on the run, I really like Utah's chances. They usually defend the run really well and that's where I think the strength of this team is. They have a great, experienced DL and LB crew, it's the DBs and safeties who are unproven at this point.

  • jefferysl Huntsville, Alabama
    Aug. 1, 2011 3:30 p.m.

    I'm a UW fan, but I've been following the Utes as well. This should be a tough game. I think UW has more offensive weapons than Utah, but Utah's defense is better than UWs. Utah has a bye before UW comes to town and if Coach Whit has extra time to prepare, look out. It will also be the home PAC-12 opener for Utah, so emotion should be on Utah's side. If UW can run the ball on you guys, you lose. Otherwise I'd expect Utah to take this one. Should be a good game, though.

  • sammyg Springville, UT
    Aug. 1, 2011 5:56 a.m.


    I was working in Nebraska last year when all of this went down. Nebraska wanted so much to poke the eye of the BIG 12 as they played their final season before leavng for BIG Ten country. They lost to Oklahoma in the conference championship game and then had to play the Huskies a second time.

    Husker fans were a depressed bunch. The QB had problems, the coach had a melt down, and the fans were ticked at both. If you lived in Nebraska it was the news for weeks. Corn, cattle and football, that's Nebraska.

    I'm hoping that Nebraska is another team that will come to LES to play a series with BYU in the years to come.

  • Ducatiflyer SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    Aug. 1, 2011 5:46 a.m.

    Classless Ute Fan, did you happen to notice in the game the Huskies were destroyed, that the defensive leader and play caller (Cort Dennison) was injured, and was replaced by a true freshman? They played poorly on both sides of the ball, but the defensive loss was especially obvious. Anything is possible on game day.

  • Classless Ute Fan Magna, UT
    Aug. 1, 2011 12:44 a.m.

    Did anyone else happen to notice that they played Nebraska twice last year? The first time they got destroyed, at home nonetheless. Then they played Nebraska in a bowl game and won?

  • Ducatiflyer SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    July 31, 2011 7:43 p.m.

    Dirk, it's interesting that you failed to mention a key defensive leader for the Huskies who happens to be a local kid out of Salt Lake. Cort Dennison was looked at by the Cougars but didn't receive offers from either BYU or Utah, yet he'll be a three year starter under Steve and was the 4th leading tackler in the PAC-10 last year. I hope to see the Huskies in the Roses this year as well.

  • Where's Stockton ??? Bowling Green, OH
    July 31, 2011 4:29 p.m.

    Good Luck Steve...hope to see the Huskies in the Roses this year...You deserve it.

  • Rational Salt Lake City, UT
    July 31, 2011 12:25 p.m.

    Husky Stadium is truly one of the most beautiful settings of any stadium, in any sport, anywhere. It is located on Lake Washington and dock at the stadium. Truly awesome.

  • sammyg Springville, UT
    July 31, 2011 5:57 a.m.

    Utes might be able to pull a win against this team.