Washington Huskies football: Steve Sarkasian, new UW quarterback feeling the heat entering third season
Year three as the Washington Huskies’ head coach has to be the “hot seat” year for Steve Sarkisian, doesn’t it?
The former quarterback turned quarterback coach for the Oakland Raiders and USC became UW’s coach before the 2009 season. He guided them from an 0-12 record to a 5-7 mark that included an upset over USC. He mentored rising star quarterback Jake Locker.
But 2010 was viewed by many as a disappointment. The Huskies did win their final three games and shock Nebraska in the Holiday Bowl but finished just 6-6.
More concerning was that Sarkasian, a quarterback “guru,” couldn’t get much at all out of Locker, who disappointed in his final college season.
Now, the Locker era is over and Sarkasian wants everyone to know that.
“I love Jake to death, I hope he goes on and does great things in the NFL, but he doesn’t get to play for us anymore, Sarkasian said last week. “This is about [quarterback"] Keith Price. Its’ not about Jake Locker anymore.”
Price is the supposed heir apparent to Locker.
He threw a touchdown on his first play last season and is thought to be holding off redshirt freshman Nick Montana for the starting gig at the moment.
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