The truth is that the Dawg’s are 3-3 with six games played and six games left. It’s halftime and the score is locked up at zero, it is up to the Huskies to set the tone for the rest of the season. The symbolism of this week is not lost on Coach Sark. He explained during Monday’s press conference that there is still a lot of football to be played and work to be done, and he is excited about this team as they come together and grow up before his eyes.
“What we’ve learned about this team is that they have a lot of resolve,” said Coach Sark.
In addition to “resolve,” Coach Sark frequently cites the improving maturity of this team as a reason to be encouraged. A total of 32 players have made their debuts this season, 10 of whom are true freshman, indicating that the Dawgs can continue their growth as a team.
The aforementioned resolve and maturity of the Huskies has been tested in the past few weeks, as they have allowed the other team to score first in each of the last three games. But these Dawgs bite back, outscoring their opponents in the second half of those three games by a total of 35-24.
The challenge moving forward in the second half of the 2012 season is to hit the other team first, instead of being put in a position to respond. Coach Sark said that the key to success for his team is that every man on the team needs to do his job and execute, without being hindered by external factors.
Washington takes on Arizona and their high-powered air attack Saturday at 7pm. You can watch live on Pac-12 Networks. And one more thing: