The only real news from Wednesday was Coach Willingham's confirmation that Jake Locker will start the Apple Cup. Also, the news looks good for cornerback Byron Davenport's return, less good for linebacker Donald Butler's return.
My story in today's paper looks at this Washington football senior class, and especially some of their higher profile players from the South Sound, such as Anthony Russo, Carl Bonnel, Cody Ellis and Caesar Rayford.
They signed on when UW seemed an annual cinch for championship contention and bowl games. However, they went five seasons without a bowl, with no winning records and a school-record four straight losing records.
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Now they are down to their final two college games, and will play their final Husky Stadium game on Saturday, in the 100th Apple Cup.
A few of this classes' struggles.
REPORT CARD FOR SENIOR CLASS
The season records for the Huskies since the fifth-year seniors enrolled in 2003:
Season Coach Record Noteworthy
2003 Keith Gilbertson 6-6 overall, 4-4 Pac-10
Lost to Nevada at home
2004 Keith Gilbertson 1-10, 0-8
Lone win over San Jose State
2005 Tyrone Willingham 2-9, 1-7
Wins over Idaho, Arizona
2006 Tyrone Willingham 5-7, 3-6
Started 4-1, then lost six in row
2007 Tyrone Willingham 4-7, 2-6
Six losses in row after 2-0 start