The Trojans of SC are the next opponent on the docket for the University of Washington Huskies. The Dawgs have won two out of the last three against USC dating back to Coach Sark’s first season at the helm of UW’s program. But the focus is not on the past results of this rivalry, as the next game is all that matters for these Huskies in any match-up.
“We just got to play ball. Our objective never changes,” said Coach Sark. “Collectively and individually we need to focus on the task at hand, and that is going out there and executing to the best of our ability.”
Coach Sark echoed this sentiment during his Monday press conference and emphasized the importance of execution moving forward. He pointed to several plays in the first quarter of the game against Oregon that the Huskies could have executed better and to have turned the game in their favor.
It is evident listening to Coach Sark talk to the media, as well to his players, that the messaging remains the same. To Coach Sark, this game is about “we” and “us.” And success is contingent on how well we execute from the top-down. Whether it is play calling, reads, or pregame preparation, top flight execution is necessary. With these Dawgs, we are always expecting to win.
Despite the focus on the team as a whole, when prompted by the media during the press conference, Coach Sark said that Shane Brostek came a long way in the preparation for Oregon, and his progress showed Saturday night as he paved the way for Bishop Sankey’s third consecutive 100 yard rushing game. Coach Sark also pointed out that Sankey has been breaking tackles these past two games that would have stopped him in earlier games, a promising development in his progression as the team continues through Pac-12 play.
We expect nothing less than a packed house as the Dawgs come home to CenturyLink Field this Saturday. And one more thing: