2012 UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON FOOTBALL
WASHINGTON vs. SDSU
• CENTURYLINK FIELD • SEPT. 1, 2012 • 7:30 P.M. PT (PAC-12 NETWORKS)
MONDAY PRESS CONFERENCE LIVE ON UWTV:
This season UWTV, the on-campustelevision station or the University o Washington, will be carrying the weekly ootballpress conerences LIVE eaturing Husky head coach Steve Sarkisian. UWTV’s coveragewill be live and available via satellite or stations wishing to use video clips rom thepresser in their coverage o UW ootball. Most Monday press conerences are at noon,though there are exceptions.
All 12 Pac-12 coaches are available on a weekly tele-conerence, each Tuesday morning. The schedule varies, but this week, the call beginsat 9:55 a.m. PT and Coach Sarkisian will be on the call at 10:35 a.m. PT. Contact thePac-12 ofce at (925) 932-4411 to obtain the number to join in.
Everything you need to know about Husky ootball can be oundon the UW’s ofcial athletics site, gohuskies.com. On the ront page, look or “Football”under the “Sports” menu and ollow the links or all the inormation.
RADIO ON THE SiriusXM SATELLITE:
Many Pac-12 ootball games this seasonwill air on SiriusXM Satellite Radio. The UW-San Diego State game will air on Sirius138 and XM 196. Go to www.siriusxm.com or more inormation.
The Coach Sarkisian Show, with play-by-play announcer BobRondeau, KJR aternoon host Mike Gastineau and head coach Steve Sarkisian, will aireach Monday on KJR 950-AM and 102.9 FM rom 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. and will originatelive rom the Joey’s Restaurant on Lake Union (901 Fairview Avenue North, Seattle).
However, the Aug. 27 show will air from the Founders’ Club.
The coaches showsare open to the public.
HUSKY SPORTS NETWORK:
The ollowing stations make up the 18-station HuskySports Network, covering three states:
Port Angeles/Sequim KONP 1450 AMSpokane KTPQ 1280 AMTacoma KHHO 850 AMVancouver/Portland KKOV 1550 AMWalla Walla KUJ 1420 AMWenatchee KPQ 560 AMWenatchee KZNW 1340 AMYakima KUTI 1460 AM
Juneau KJNO 630 AM
Seattle (fagship) KJR 950 AMSeattle (fagship) KNBQ 102.9 FMAberdeen KXRO 1320 AMAnacortes KWLE 1340 AMBellingham KPUG 1170 AMCentralia KELA 1470 AMKelso/Longview KLOG 1490 AMMt. Vernon KBRC 1430 AMOmak KOMW 680 AM
THE HEAD COACH:
In a requently-told tale, Husky ootball coach Steve Sarki-sian recalls his days as a young assistant traveling to ace Washington at HuskyStadium. During the drive across Lake Washington, with the iconic home o theDawgs towering ahead, Sarkisian marveled aloud at the city, the stadium and theatmosphere surrounding the UW program. A decade or so later, Sarkisian is incharge o the Washington ootball program he was admiring that day. And in justtwo years, he has re-established the kind o tough, exciting environment that wasthen, and is again now, so closely associated with the Husky ootball. The 2011season, Sarkisian’s third as head coach, provided more highlights or his up-and-coming program. The Husky oense posted one o its most prolifc seasons ever,scoring 434 points over the course o the season, the most by a UW squad sincethe 1991 national championship team and the second-most in school history. TheHuskies scored nearly 12 more points per game than they did the previous year.They also had marked improvement in passing yards (65 more yards per game)and total oense (47 more yards per game), while the team’s third-down percent-age improved vastly over the previous season, rom 32 to 46 percent. Sarkisiancoached his team to a third straight win over Washington State in the annualApple Cup to remain undeeated against the UW’s in-state rival and to wrap up a7-5 regular-season record and 5-4 mark in the Pac-12 North. The Huskies secureda berth in the Valero Alamo Bowl, the No. 2 game in the Pac-12 bowl lineup. In2010, Sarkisian’s second season in Seattle, the Huskies made another clear steporward. The Dawgs went 7-6 overall and fnished third in the Pac-10 Coner-ence with a 5-4 record. Then, in the Holiday Bowl, Washington provided one othe bowl season’s top games, beating an 18th-ranked Nebraska squad, 19-7. Thewin over the Cornhuskers was the last o a series o exciting, gutsy victories in2010. The season included three Husky wins decided on the very last play o thegame (Oregon State, USC and Cal), plus another in which the winning score cameinside the fnal minute (WSU). Sarkisian was introduced as the new head coacho the Washington ootball team on Dec. 8, 2008. From the start, Sarkisian madeit clear that he didn’t think it would take long to turn the program around and getit back to the high level o success that UW ootball has enjoyed throughout itshistory. In his frst season, 2009, he seemed to prove that he was right. Washing-ton, which posted a winless season or the frst time in school history the yearbeore Sarkisian signed on, surged to a 5-7 record in 2009, an improvement o fvevictories over the previous year. No BCS-conerence school in the nation couldboast such improvement in terms o wins in 2009. And, Sarkisian’s Husky squadpulled o that eat against a schedule that included 10 opponents who ended theseason bowl-eligible. Sarkisian came to the UW with a wealth o experience as aquarterbacks coach and oensive coordinator. His string o success is nearly un-precedented as, during his time at USC, he coached two Heisman Trophy winnersand oversaw one o the nation’s most consistent and dominant oenses. Sarkisianspent 2007 and 2008 as the Trojans’ assistant head coach and oensive coordina-tor. He had also previously served as assistant head coach and quarterbacks coach(2005-06), quarterbacks coach (2002-03) and as an oensive assistant (2001) atUSC, or a total o seven seasons there. During his seven seasons as a mem-ber o the Trojans’ sta, the team posted a combined 74-15 record. As oensivecoordinator, his record was 22-3. Aside rom his various roles at USC, Sarkisianalso spent one season as quarterbacks coach or the Oakland Raiders in 2004 andas QBs coach at El Camino College in Torrance, Cali., in 2000, his frst coachingjob. Sarkisian starred at the quarterback position at the prep, collegiate and prolevels. Ater his standout career at Brigham Young University, he was played orthe Saskatchewan Roughriders o the Canadian Football League or three sea-sons (1997-99). He had a record-setting two-year (1995-96) career at BYU, playingunder legendary coach Lavell Edwards. Sarkisian completed 549-o-824 passes(66.6 percent) or 7,755 yards and 55 touchdowns in his career. His 162.0 careerpassing efciency rating ranked third on the all-time NCAA list. As a senior in1996, he led the nation in passing efciency (173.6, No. 7 all-time) as the WesternAthletic Conerence champion Cougars went 14-1 and won the 1997 Cotton Bowl.He was the WAC Oensive Player o the Year in 1996, and earned second-teamAll-America honors. Sarkisian transerred to BYU rom El Camino Junior College,where he played two seasons (1993-94). He was a frst-team Junior College All-America selection as a sophomore and earned all-conerence honors in 1993 as areshman. He also played baseball at El Camino in 1993. He originally enrolled atUSC as a baseball player, spending the all o 1992 on the Trojans’ roster beoretranserring. Sarkisian was a standout ootball and baseball player at West Tor-rance (Cali.) High. He earned his bachelor’s degree in sociology rom BYU in 1997ater receiving his associate’s degree in general studies rom El Camino in 1994.Sarkisian was born March 8, 1974. He and his wie, Stephanie, have two daugh-ters, Ashley and Taylor, and a son, Brady.
Sarkisian’s Coaching Career:
Year Team Pos. Record Bowl
2000 El Camino JC QBs Coach 8-2 CHIPs For Kids2001 USC Oensive Asst. 6-6 Las Vegas2002 USC QBs Coach 11-2 Orange2003 USC QBs Coach 12-1 Rose2004 Oakland Raiders QBs Coach 5-112005 USC Asst. Head Coach/QBs 12-1 Rose2006 USC Asst. Head Coach/QBs 11-2 Rose2007 USC Asst. HC/O. Coord./QBs 11-2 Rose2008 USC Asst. HC/O. Coord./QBs 11-1 Rose
2009 Washington Head Coach 5-72010 Washington Head Coach 7-6 Holiday2011 Washington Head Coach 7-6 Alamo