This is tough to admit, but it’s the truth: we’re in a little bit of a lull right now. The build up to the beginning of the season was massive, and that first game absolutely lived up to the hype. Interception from Price. Wait, no, interception snagged by Parker! And then the Washington touchdown, and then more Washington touchdowns in the second half. It was wild, but now the Huskies are on a bye and even though it’s Thursday we still have 10 days until more football.
A lot of the logical, traditional posts examining and analyzing the game have been written, and with so much more time left, it’s time to get creative. Be on the lookout for some post formats that are new to Husky Haul and hopefully fairly fresh overall as we count down the days to the road game at Illinois next Saturday the 14th.
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A couple of features from Gregg Bell of GoHuskies.com. First, something on the return of ASJ. Namely that he’s not yet in game shape based on missing out on so much of the off season work within the no-huddle that has Washington so well conditioned. With a bye week giving ASJ nearly two weeks to work on conditioning, I doubt it will keep him on the sideline for too many snaps against Illinois. Oh, and speaking of the no-huddle, there’s also this feature on the process of developing the no-huddle. I’ve written a lot about this in the past week, and so has every other writer covering the Huskies, but Bell’s greater access allows for a definitive examination.
It’s now been nearly a week since the season opening win, and that means more in-depth analysis of the game. Todd Dybas of the News Tribune has an X’s and O’s look at Washington’s passing, and specifically the use of perimeter passes behind the line of scrimmage.