Here are some additional UW practice quotes distributed by the folks at the Cactus Bowl.
LB SCOTT LAWYER
(On his preparation for the bowl) “I’m really just working on the fundamentals and getting back into shape. Just trying to be more consistent on my runs and fitness. That’s one of the keys to the bowl season is to be able to come out and be as consistent as you are during the season.” Read more »
Coach Steve Sarkisian said Gilliland, who played in 12 games last season and started at outside linebacker against Cal, chose to retire. Gilliland will remain at UW, but will not be on an athletic scholarship.
“We want him to play football and he doesn’t want to,” Sarkisian said. “It’s unfortunate.”