Grow Up! Washington Football team 2018 recruiting class supersized

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Thanks to Washington Football team‘s playoff loss to the Alabama Crimson Tide, head coach Chris Petersen learned an important lesson. He is building an offense to match up to those big ole SEC teams

We’ve had some time to absorb this Washington Football team. The loss to the Alabama Crimson Tide in the 2016 CFP Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl was a tough loss to a Cinderella team. The Washington Huskies struck first. But from that moment, Alabama silenced the Washington Football team’s offense to score 24 unanswered points. That Alabama defense, the best in the nation, was big, burly, brawny, and bad-assed.

That 2016 Washington Football team was ahead of schedule.  Head coach Chris Petersen had a plan and a timetable. But the Huskies blew through that time-timetable in short order. Some believe that gives this team a disadvantage. Success, too soon, will now force the Huskies to face repeating NCAA Football College Football Playoff appearances, all the while rebuilding a championship team on the fly.

This is a tall order.

Cinderella left the big dance early too…

Few gave the Washington Football team much chance. After all, the team built success from just slightly better than average recruits. This was a recruiting class which was not touted nationally. In fact, this team was not even highly ranked among the Pac-12.  But what  the team lacked in pedigree, they made up for with passion, dedication, and commitment.

Until they encountered a team with equal passion, but bigger in size.  The Washington Huskies lost a game that was essentially a home game for Alabama. The question now is, how with the Washington Football team handle the loss? It could set everyone – coaches and players alike – back on their heels.