UW Huskies Insider

Archives: Sep. 2007

Sep.
27th

Goodbye voice of Husky Stadium

Lou Gellman, the familiar voice of “Hello Dawg Fans” in Husky Stadium since 1985, has announced his retirement.


He’ll voice his familiar greeting one last time on Saturday before turning over the mike to his successor.


Here is the complete UW release.


Sep.
27th

Broncos compare Huskies and Golden Eagles

I attended the University of Southern Mississippi and I cover the Univeristy of Washington, but those two paths don’t cross very often.


However, they did in this story from the Idaho Statesman, in which Boise State players compare the UW team they played in the second week of the season with the USM team they’ll play tonight.


If you want to check for yourself, the Boise State-Southern Miss game — which pairs of couple of teams regularly among the nation’s best mid-majors — will kickoff at 4:30 on ESPN.

Sep.
27th

Pac-10 picks

No. 1 Southern California at Washington. Huskies managed to take the Trojans to the final play last season. But USC just has the talent advantage everywhere, and it’s hard to see that happening again. SC, 46-17.


No. 6 California at No. 11 Oregon. Very important game, and should be a lot of fun to watch. These offenses are averaging a combined 90 points per game. Ducks, 36-34.


No. 23 Arizona State at Stanford. Both of these teams are improved under their new coaches, but ASU wasn’t as far down and remains far ahead. ASU, 33-15.


UCLA at

Read more »

Sep.
27th

Locker vs. that USC secondary

I didn’t go up to UW yesterday, while working instead on our Football Friday package. However, TNT sportswriter Ryan Divish did go up, and here is his story on would-be-Husky/former O’Dea/USC safety Taylor Mays.


Remember all that above-and-beyond praise Pete Carroll heaped on Jake Locker earlier this week? UW offensive coordinator Tim Lappano matches and raises with his praise of Mays.


Locker and Mays on the field at the same time Saturday will be a fascinating game-within-a-game subplot.


Meanwhile, I really liked the LA Daily News’ UCLA coverage last week, and they’re doing a nice

Read more »

Sep.
26th

Pac-10 power rankings

1 USC (1) 3-0, 1-0: QB John David Booty completing 70 percent of his passes.


2 California (2) 4-0, 1-0: QB Nate Longshore already over 4,000 career passing yards.


3 Arizona State (3) 4-0, 1-0: Leading Pac-10 in scoring defense and interceptions.


4 Oregon (4) 4-0, 1-0: Lacey’s own Jonathan Stewart is Pac-10′s rushing leader, averaging 126 ypg.


5 UCLA (5) 3-1, 2-0: Bounced back admirably after Utah embarrassment.


6 Oregon State (8) 2-2, 0-1: Defense yielding average of less than 1 yard per rush.


7 Washington (6) 2-2, 0-1: Jake Locker is

Read more »

Sep.
26th

Classes begin today for Huskies

The Huskies become true student-athletes today, as the university finally holds the first classes of the fall quarter.


"That is always a concern of mine because now … there is a lot more on their plate," coach Tyrone Willingham said. "They are officially back in school and we expect our guys to embrace that wholeheartedly. … Any time you add more responsibilities, it puts stress on you just a little bit more."


Different Huskies weighed the impact differently.


"You don’t have mornings off, you can’t sleep in as much because we have to get up and

Read more »

Sep.
25th

Pac-10 notes: Coaches vs. sportswriters edition


My Pac-10 roundup in the Wednesday paper will sort of unavoidably jump in on the controversy that arose after Oklahoma State football coach Mike Gundy used a weekend press conference to unleash screaming criticism at Daily Oklahoman columnist Jenni Carlson, who had written that Zac Robinson taking the starting quarterback job from Bobby Reid was “less about Robinson’s play and more about Reid’s attitude.”


Interestingly, Pac-10 coaches were all over the map in their opinions of how much their players — all amateurs, some teenages — should be subject to

Read more »