Here are some selected quotes from Washington’s Cactus Bowl media day earlier this morning, distributed by the folks at ASAP Sports.
COACH CHRIS PETERSEN
(Opening remarks) Thank you. Really appreciate being here. We’ve had a really good week. We’ve had a good couple weeks of preparation. Come over here four, five days ago, beautiful weather. Today we get a little of our hometown weather, we appreciate that. The players like to be out in a little bit of mist, but I’m sure it will clear up. We’re excited to play Oklahoma State. We have tremendous respect for those guys. You get a chance in these bowl games to see all their games, really study them. The more you study somebody, the more you really appreciate what they’re doing, all the good work, hard work they put together. But we’re getting to that point where it’s time to play. I know our players are itchy to play. In two days we get to go do that. Read more »
It’s official: Huskies linebacker Hau’oli Kikaha is UW’s first unanimous All-America selection since safety Lawyer Milloy in 1995, and just the fifth unanimous selection in UW history.
To become a unanimous All-American, a player must be named first-team by the following five outlets: Associated Press, Football Writers Association of America, American Football Coaches Association, The Sporting News, and the Walter Camp Football Foundation. Any player named first-team by at least three of those outlets can claim the “consensus” All-America tag, which Kikaha had already achieved.
Kikaha made the first four, and the FWAA announced a few minutes ago via Sirius XM College Sports Nation that the fifth-year senior has been selected to its first-team, too. Read more »
The trio have already been named to a handful of All-America teams, but the AP is one of the five lists recognized by the NCAA that help determine “consensus” All-America status. The others: Walter Camp, American Football Coaches Association, Football Writers Association of America, and Sporting News. Read more »
Here’s an updated list of UW’s All-America honors so far. Several of the more prominent All-America lists – such as those from the Associated Press, Sporting News, American Football Coaches Association, the Football Writers Association of America, Sports Illustrated, etc. — have not yet been announced. Read more »