Good morning, Husky fans. What day is it?! No, we’re not going to do that, sorry. It is the middle of game week, however. So here’s some links previewing said game. Make sure to keep checking in here for our game week coverage, as well.
Stories especially worth reading:
Ben Knibbe over at UW Dawg Pound does an in depth analysis of the 3-4 defense the Huskies use. Seriously, if you have a chunk of time to kill, this is what you should be reading. It comes chalked full of all kinds of charts, graphics and pictures!
It sounds like Illinois quarterback Nathan Scheelhaase and Keith Price have had similar careers. Both are fifth-year seniors showing potential to get back to what they once were. Scheelhaase’s year last season was far worse than Price’s, but it’s the same concept. He’s thrown for seven touchdowns and over 700 yards in Illinois’s first two games.
Adam Jude was nice enough to transcribe Steve Sarkisian’s quotes on Tuesday’s Pac-12 conference call. He thinks the team is mature enough to go and win on the road, but is wary of the Illini’s dynamic offense. There’s no question Sark and the Dawgs are focused on this game.
The Huskies come in at No. 15 in Morning Blitz’s Top-25 poll. Oregon (2), Stanford (3), UCLA (14) and Arizona State (24) are the other Pac-12 teams ranked, while Arizona just missed the poll, receiving 17 votes.
If you’re interested in the opponent’s view of the Huskies offense, head over to Writing Illini. Their preview of the Huskies offense notes Bishop Sankey and Keith Price as the two keys to the offense. Won’t they be surprised when they find out about Austin Seferian-Jenkins, Kasen Williams, Jaydon Mickens, John Ross and more.
Have a nice HUMP DAY (oh ok, I did it), and make sure to pay your respects to the victims of the horrible attack on our nation that took place 12 years ago today.