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Sarkisian: They read patterns and match routes as well as anyone I've seen in 10 years

Washington head coach Steve Sarkisian talked about the Nebraska defense this morning on The Tim Brando Show.

Sarkisian said, “I think the biggest thing about these guys is they are really well coached. They 2-gap really well up front. They read patterns and match routes as well as anyone I’ve seen in 10 years.”

“They do a good job of attacking your protections. If you are one-dimensional with your protections, they will attack you. You have to mix your protections.”

The Huskies are 1-1 on the season. Sark explained the expectations are a lot higher around UW than in a long time, and assured that even though the Nebraska game is important, the Huskies’ primary goal is to win the PAC-10 conference. 

He said, “At the end of the day, we get a bye (next week) and then we have to go for it (PAC-10 title).”

(on his interview at UW and losing President Mark Emmert) “The interview process for me at UW was unique. I met directly with President Emmert. He really conducted the interview. He has a great love and passion for college athletics. It’s a big loss for UW on a lot of fronts. We will miss him dearly.”

Kick-off on Saturday night is set for 3:30 pm EST from Husky Stadium.