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Category: Alamo Bowl

Dec.
29th

Morning reading: Alamo Bowl preview

It’s going to be a long day for both teams as they have to wait for an 8 p.m. kickoff local time. Plenty of buildup to the game, but I do wonder if there as much interest in this game than a year ago for the Holiday Bowl. There just doesn’t seem to be as much buzz surrounding the game.

From game preview today …

In years past for the Huskies, playing in a bowl game in consecutive seasons wasn’t so much an accomplishment as an expectation. The program was a national power under Don James,

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Dec.
28th

Morning reading: How do you stop Robert Griffin III and the Baylor offense

Question: So how exactly do you stop Robert Griffin III and Baylor Bears high-powered offense?

Answer: You don’t.

My story in today’s paper talks about that prolific offense.

“It’s tough to figure us out,” Griffin said. “I’m not so arrogant to say that no one figured us out.”

It’s not arrogant if it’s true.

Since opponents don’t seem to have the answer, maybe the best people to ask are the guys who have to line up against them in practice – the Baylor defense.

The Bears’ defensive unit is far from

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Dec.
27th

Entertaining video of Luther Leonard on a roller coaster

So Jermaine Kearse was asked today by Chris Egan of King 5 about Luther Leonard’s experience on the roller coaster (video above) at Sea World today.

Egan: This is very random for anybody. We have video of Luther Leonard on the roller coaster who appeared to be crying. Did anybody sit with him and can talk about his experience? Jermaine, can you talk about Luther on the roller coaster?

Jermaine Kearse’s head sunk his head and raised his hand.

KEARSE: I had to force him on. I guess he was crying. I don’t know if he was

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Dec.
27th

Full transcript and audio of Husky offense press conference

DOUG NUSSMEIER: First of all, I just want to say on behalf of Coach Sark, our University, our players, very excited to be here, playing this game against a great opponent like Baylor. It’s very exciting. I think it’s important to let these guys talk, so as we go down here, quarterback Keith Price, running back Chris Polk, left tackle Senio Kelemete, wide receiver Jermaine Kearse and tight end Austin Seferian‑Jenkins.

Q. Coach, can you talk about how the preparations have gone? You’ve

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Dec.
27th

Baylor defense press conference transcript and audio and some video

PHIL BENNETT: First of all, I want to say hello to Kate. She was my beat writer when I was at SMU. Awful kind to me, too, and I always appreciated that.

Nick Baptiste is our senior nose guard; Elliot Coffey is our Mike linebacker; and Tracy Robertson is our defensive tackle. These are our three seniors.

First of all, one of the things I’ve told them all year, we started the season, we had a very inexperienced

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Dec.
27th

Morning reading: Defending the Huskies defense?

My story in today’s paper is about the assumption that Washington’s defense is going to get rolled over and rolled up in Thursday night’s Alamo Bowl.  It’s apparent in the national media and in the local media.  And I think most Husky fans are resolute in their thinking that it’s an inevitability and for Washington to have a chance, Keith Price and the offense will have to win the game in a shootout.

From my story …

The prevailing thought is the Huskies will be nothing more than an afterthought for the high-powered Baylor offense, a minor

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Dec.
26th

Alamo Bowl: Full transcript and audio of UW defense press conference with a little video

NICK HOLT: Hi, guys. It’s good to be here. I’m going to introduce our players from my left to right. Starting off with our starting strong safety, a sophomore out of Los Angeles, California, Sean Parker; the next young man from Tacoma, Washington, starting corner, junior, Desmond Trufant; myself, Nick Holt; and then to my right, senior, also from Seattle, Washington, starting defensive end, Everrette Thompson, has been a four‑year starter for us; next young man, also from

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