Dawg-Gone Hope in The Purple and Gold Nation

Joseph LandoniContributor IOctober 5, 2009

SOUTH BEND, IN - OCTOBER 03: Chris Polk #1 of the Washington Huskies finds some running room as Kyle McCarthy #28  and Robert Blanton #12 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish pursue on October 3, 2009 at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Indiana. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)



    Unlike many other seasons the Washington Huskies have hope. I sense of YES WE CAN is in the air. After the huskies upsetting lose to Notre Dame I realized that the Huskies are for real. Chris Polk was breaking tackles and throwing Irish defenders all over the place. Also Jake Locker hurled passes past Irish cornerbacks. I am almost sure that the dawgs will be in contention for a PAC-10 title next season or the season after next.

·           The dawgs defense has been officially revived. The defense stars Desmond Trufant. Pro-Bowler Marcus Trufant’s brother. All tough the Huskies undoubtedly missed some key tackles... at least they are not giving bear hugs anymore. 

·           The running game has taken a huge step forward. Chris Polk freshman running back will soon be in the Hesiman chat in the upcoming seasons. He blew through the Irish defense escaping for 136 on 22 carries.

·           Pocket passing also has become an important part of the dawgs game. Last year on a 4th and 20 Jake Locker would lose total confidence in his arm and pounce forward and see how many yards he could obtain. But this season his arm has increased in accuracy and his confidence is enjoyable to watch grow.

·           Play calling… not very long ago we new exactly what the huskies would do. In one game the dawgs ran it right into the jaws of the Trojan defense 6 times in a row, yielding small yards. Though today the huskies are not afraid to air it out to there wide receivers our attempt reverse plays or trick plays to get the job done.

     I am proud to say the huskies have come out of hibernation.