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Team Quick Facts


2009 Overall Record: 5-7

2009 Pac-10 record/Finish: 4-5, 7th

Starters Returning/Lost: 20-4

Offensive Starters Returning/Lost: 10/1

Defensive Starters Returning/Lost: 8/3

Starting Kickers Returning/Lost: 2/0

First year of Football: 1889

All-Time Record: 666-394-50

All-Time Pac-10 Record: 347-273-25

National Championships (years): 4 (1960,
1984, 1990, 1991)



BYU, 1997

2nd Year at Washington

Career at Washington: 5-7 (.417), 1 year

Overall career record: same

Coaching Experience

Head Coach, Washington, 2009-present
Asst. Head Coach/Offensive Coordinator, USC, 2007-2008
Quarterbacks Coach, USC, 2005-2006
Quarterbacks Coach, Oakland Raiders, 2004
Quarterbacks Coach, USC, 2002-2003
Assistant Coach, USC, 2001
Quarterbacks Coach, El Camino Junior College, 2000




Going from an 0-12 season to finishing 5-7 overall and 4-5 in league play last year leaves no doubt the Huskies are on the way back under second-year coach Steve Sarkisian. Washington returns both the most overall starters (20) of any Pac-10 team and the most offensive starters as 10 are back for 2010. The key returnee is stellar quarterback Jake Locker, who returns for his senior season as the undisputed leader of this unit. Locker led the Pac-10 in total offense and tossed 21 TD passes last year. The Huskies went young on offense last year and the result was an upswing at the skill positions over recent years with just about everybody coming back. TB Chris Polk rushed for 1,113 yards as a freshman last year, WRs Jermaine Kearse and devin Aguilar proved to be an upgrade at wideout for Locker and four starters led by Ryan Tolar and Senio Kelemete are back on the offensive line that may see some reshuffling of positions. PK erik Folk connected on 18-21 field goal attempts last year.


If the Huskies are to continue their upward swing, improvement must be made on the defensive side of the ball. Eight starters return on defense, but a couple of key performers must be replaced as DE daniel Te'o-nesheim and ILB donald Butler have departed. The defensive line is a bit thin and the Huskies are going to have to work hard to generate a pass rush. Senior OLB Mason Foster is a standout returnee and CB desmond Trufant and SS nate Williams are back in the secondary.


The Schedule:

Washington has a challenging non-conference schedule with games against Nebraska and at BYU, plus the Pac-10 road will be difficult with games at USC, Arizona, Oregon, California and WSU.


2009 Results

Result Score Opponent
L 23-31 LSU
W 42-23 Idaho
W 16-13 USC
L 14-34 at Stanford
L 30-37 at Notre Dame
W 36-33 Arizona
L 17-24 at Arizona State
L 19-43 Oregon
L 23-24 at UCLA
L 21-48 at Oregon State
W 30-0 Washington State
W 42-10 California


2010 Schedule

Date Location Series
Sept. 4 at BYU Washington leads, 4-3
Sept. 11 Syracuse Washington leads, 2-1
Sept. 18 Nebraska Series tied, 3-3-1
Oct. 2 at USC USC leads, 49-27-4
Oct. 9 Arizona State Washington leads, 15-14-0
Oct. 16 Oregon State Washington leads, 58-39-5
Oct. 23 at Arizona Washington leads, 17-8-1
Oct. 30 Stanford Washington leads, 40-26-4
Nov. 6 at Oregon Washington leads, 58-29-5
Nov. 13 UCLA UCLA leads, 38-29-2
Nov. 27 at California Washington leads, 48-38-4
Dec. 4 at Washington State Washington leads, 65-31-6



Pos Name Year Height Weight
QB Jake Locker Sr. 6-3 226
WR Jermaine Kearse Jr. 6-2 198
OLB Mason Foster Sr. 6-2 244
TB Chris Polk So. 5-11 210
CB Desmond Trufant So. 6-0 172
C/OG Ryan Tolar Sr. 6-5 293
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