Two good stories today on a couple of former Huskies … or actually, I guess they’re lifelong Huskies who no longer wear the purple and gold.
The first story comes from News Tribune Seahawks reporter Frank Hughes, who catches up with former UW coach Keith Gilbertson, now the Seahawks receivers coach. Gilbertson has plenty of interesting things to say, which is typical for him.
Gilby was the coach during my first season covering Husky football — yes, that 1-10 season of 2004 — but I found him easy to work with and liked him a lot. You seemed to get the genuine guy every day, and when you asked a question you usually got an answer. And, of course, he loved the Huskies.
Also, the Winnipeg Sun has a good piece on former UW linebacker Joe Lobendahn, who just made his first career start in the CFL.
Lobendahn may have been the classic guy without the kind of physical specs that get you into the NFL. But he wanted to win, and he would hit and he was always a pretty good straight-shooter with the reporters.
Good luck to them both.