Posts tagged: Steve Sarkisian

Week 14 Game Matchup: Cal Bears VS. Washington Huskies

By Dave Consolazio and Sam Saig, December 4, 2009 1:27 pm

Cal Bears (8-3) vs. Washington Huskies (4-7)
Saturday, December 5, 3:30 PM PST
Las Vegas Favorite: Cal -7.0

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The Stanford Cardinal end the USC Trojans reign; and why the Pac-10 is the best conference in college football

By Dave Consolazio, November 17, 2009 4:49 am

USC’S REIGN AT THE TOP IS OVER – FOR NOW

Ding Dong’ the merry-oh, sing it high, sing it low.
Let them know
The Wicked Witch is dead!

For some reason, this song was running through my head as I watched Stanford pummel USC.

For Trojans fans, it has been a fantastic ride for the last seven years. So fantastic, in fact, that Trojan fans are completely guilty of taking it for granted. Every single one of them (myself, included).

Virtually every hiccup along the way has cost USC a trip to the National Championship, which in turn turned the Rose Bowl into a consolation prize of sorts. USC fans are always disappointed to “only” win the Pac-10 and “only” go to the Rose Bowl.

And that’s one of the reasons why fans around the conference have hated the USC Trojans and their fans for the better part of a decade now, and as Stanford drove the final nail into the coffin that Washington had opened and Oregon had closed, there is plenty of reason for the rest of the conference to celebrate.

A friend of mine asked me, “Dave, you know your Pac-10; Is USC done for? I mean, I know they are this season, but are they done for good?”

I’m surprised at how many people are living in the moment so badly that they are actually asking this question. NO, USC isn’t done for good. They still have one of the best coaches in the country and a never-ending stable of 4 and 5-star talent. They will be a serious contender for the Pac-10 title next year, as well as the years to come.

The beauty, though, is that they won’t be the only serious contender. 2009 will not mark the beginning of the end of USC as a football power; but it will mark the end of their stranglehold over the rest of the conference.

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Pac-10 Week 8 Notes and Observations: Washington Huskies

By Sam Saig, October 27, 2009 1:47 pm

Washington Huskies 3-5 Overall (2-3 Conference)

This Week’s Score: Oregon 43 – Washington 19

Next Week’s Opponent: BYE


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Week 8 Game Matchup: Oregon Ducks VS. Washington Huskies

By Dave Consolazio and Sam Saig, October 22, 2009 3:49 pm

Oregon Ducks (5-1) vs. Washington Huskies (3-4)
Saturday, October 24, 12:30 PM PST
Las Vegas Favorite: Oregon -10.0

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Pac-10 Week 7 Notes and Observations: Washington Huskies

By Dave Consolazio, October 21, 2009 8:08 am

Washington Huskies 3-4 Overall (2-2 Conference)

This Week’s Score: Arizona State 24 – Washington 17

Next Week’s Opponent: Oregon


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Week 7 Game Matchup: Washington Huskies VS. Arizona State Sun Devils

By Dave Consolazio and Sam Saig, October 16, 2009 5:24 pm

Washington Huskies (3-3) vs. Arizona State Sun Devils (3-2)
Saturday, October 17, 7:15 PM PST
Las Vegas Favorite: Arizona State -6.5

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Pac-10 Week 6 Notes and Observations: Washington Huskies

By Sam Saig, October 13, 2009 12:17 pm

Washington Huskies 3-3 Overall (2-1 Conference)

This Week’s Score: Washington 36 – Arizona 33

Next Week’s Opponent: @Arizona State


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Week 6 Game Matchup: Arizona Wildcats VS. Washington Huskies

By Dave Consolazio and Sam Saig, October 8, 2009 4:43 pm

Arizona Wildcats (3-1) vs. Washington Huskies (2-3)
Saturday, October 10, 7:00 PM PST
Las Vegas Favorite: Arizona -3.0

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Week 5 Game Matchup: Washington Huskies VS. Notre Dame Fighting Irish

By Dave Consolazio and Sam Saig, September 30, 2009 7:10 am

Washington Huskies (2-2) vs. Notre Dame Fighting Irish (3-1)
Saturday, October 3, 12:30 PM PST
Las Vegas Favorite: Notre Dame -13.0

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Pac-10 Week 4 Notes and Observations: Washington Huskies

By Sam Saig, September 29, 2009 9:18 am

Washington Huskies 2-2 Overall (1-1 Conference)

This Week’s Score: Stanford 34 – Washington 14

Next Week’s Opponent: @Notre Dame


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Week 4 Game Matchup: Washington Huskies VS. Stanford Cardinal

By Dave Consolazio and Sam Saig, September 24, 2009 9:23 am

Washington Huskies (2-1) vs. Stanford Cardinal (2-1)
Saturday, September 26, 6:00 PM PST
Las Vegas Favorite: Stanford -7.0

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Pac-10 Week 3 Notes and Observations: Washington Huskies

By Dave Consolazio, September 22, 2009 12:06 pm

Washington Huskies 2-1 Overall (1-0 Conference)

This Week’s Score: Washington 16 – USC 13

Next Week’s Opponent: @Stanford


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Jake Locker leads Washington Huskies to stunning upset over USC Trojans

By Sam Saig, September 20, 2009 10:28 am

“We’ve got a tremendous football team. We’ve got kids that are talented, kids that want to work hard; we’ve just got to change their mindset. It’s going to take a little time, but that doesn’t mean it can’t happen fast”
Steve Sarkisian at introductory press conference as new UW head coach on Dec. 8 2008.


Did you really mean this fast Sark? I mean let’s put things in perspective. Last week, Washington ended the nation’s longest losing streak against Idaho. It was a blowout win for a program that desperately needed the taste of victory again. Now all of a sudden, that 0-12 season seems like a distant memory.

The scene at Husky Stadium in the aftermath of the 16-13 win over #3 USC harkens back to the early ‘90’s when this U-Dub program was one of the elite programs in America. While the 2009 Huskies are not to be confused with any of Don James’ legendary teams, the Sarkisian era is off to a magnificent start.
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Week 3 Game Matchup: USC Trojans VS. Washington Huskies

By Dave Consolazio and Sam Saig, September 17, 2009 11:11 am

USC Trojans (2-0) vs. Washington Huskies (1-1)
Saturday, September 19, 12:30 PM PST
Las Vegas Favorite: USC -18.5
*AllPac10 Game of the Week*

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Pac-10 Week 2 Notes and Observations: Washington Huskies

By Sam Saig, September 15, 2009 10:26 am

Washington Huskies 1-1 Overall (0-0 Conference)

This Week’s Score: Washington 42 – Idaho 23

Next Week’s Opponent: USC


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