Coach Sarkisian is a smart guy pushing the rock up the hill with a big goal on the top of that hill.
His second presentation to our group in his three years at UW, SARK gave a real-time overview of the Husky football team while they were in the midst of their pre-season practices.
It was a healthy insider discussion, because he dedicated nearly 20 minutes to a position by position review of the offense followed by a similar position by position review of the defense. Then he opened the floor to questions for another 20-25 minutes.
Interesting factoids that SARK shared: The new kicker is consistently punching the ball through the uprights from the 55 yards out. Secondly, they are fielding depth this year, so they no longer have to live in fear of one of the starters going down. And the third noteworthy point of interest is that the Huskyies have invested in iPads for every player on the team. For every member of the team the iPad includes their complete playbook as well as ability to view video clips of their practice or game performance.
SARK also responded to a question regarding how they are managing their practices without the main field being available during the remodel. They are managing, and they are using the change of environment to focus more on small unit and individual instruction on technique.
A last major point was that the team has come together, and during practices the infectious smile of Keith Price is spreading to others. “The team loves Football”. Thanks for Ron Crockett ’61 for securing the rare appearance by SARK.