We’ll post the video of Monday’s formal press conference, though it’s mostly just introductory stuff that won’t be of much interest to those who already follow the team closely.
Washington coach Marques Tuiasosopo and a few players, though, spoke with reporters in smaller groups afterward, and we have some of Tuiasosopo’s comments from about a 10-minute session to pass along.
(On having gone through similar situation with coaching change at UW) “When you’ve gone through something and you’ve experienced something, you have a little credibility to talk them through it. I just say, ‘hey, I know what it feels like to have what you thought was going to be four years.’ It’s gone now. But that doesn’t mean it’s all going downhill. We had some uncertainty, our new coach came in and we went to the Holiday Bowl and the Rose Bowl. So there can be a huge positive here. My message to them early on was come together as a team. Take control. New coach comes in here and you guys are policing yourselves, let them deal with football, come together and create something special here. I think they bought into that. Read more »