The Morning Haul

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As you can see, the only true non-conference road victory over the last three years has been in our own city, just down the road, over at Key Arena against Seattle U.

In the last row, back left on the main, orchestra level of Broadway’s Shubert Theater, Darnell Grant, Desmond Simmons, Aziz N’Diaye, Abdul Gaddy, and Hikeem Stewart were dancing, clapping and cheering. They were swaying to the gospel sound that had filled the small theater for the previous two hours.

“The Huskies, first and foremost, have to come out and believe they belong in the game with Duke,” Recasner said. “Last year when we played North Carolina (in the third round of the NCAA tournament), I don’t think we thought we belonged and it showed.

“We’re 2-5 and we’re UCLA and that’s not a good position to be in,” says Howland. “Yeah, I feel the heat — the heat I put on myself. We’ve got to do a lot better than what we are doing, and we will.”

“He’s certainly a guy who could come in and play right away,” said Karlo, who also coached Malcolm Jackson, a defensive lineman for Mount Miguel who committed to UW last summer. “Both him and Malcolm are special players in terms of their ability and work ethic and I think Washington got a good group of kids with those two. I think he (Littleton) is going to really be a guy who blossoms in the next two years.

24. Washington – Steve Sarkisian has the Huskies on the right track and should take another step forward in 2012. Quarterback Keith Price had a solid year in his first as the starter and there’s no shortage of weapons coming back in 2012. Tight end Austein Seferian-Jenkins and receivers Kasen Williams and James Johnson will form a talented trio of options for Price next season. The defense has been an issue over the past few seasons and will be a question mark once again. The defensive line loses two starters, but will get end Hau’oli Jamora back from a torn ACL. Washington also has to do a better job in pass defense, as it finished 116th nationally in yards allowed.

However, as dominant as the conference has been in recent seasons, another league is poised to end the SEC’s reign as the best in America: the Pac-12.

Don’t believe me? Then just take a closer look at what is transpiring out West.