Is this really a September day in Washington?
Nice. Sunny. Morning.
Figured getting stuck in Interstate-5 traffic a few miles out of downtown that this game would be as well-received by University of Washington football fans as the crazy, electric atmosphere of last Saturday night against No. 11 Louisiana State.
Once I got in the stadium, and walking around "The Zone" (east practice field), this isn't LSU, folks.
Maybe one-third the crowd (very few Idaho fans) milled around, and lined up when the Husky team came off the bus en route to the field at 10:48 a.m.
Coach Steve Sarkisian was dressed in a milky green and grey-colored suit. He was wearing shades. Cool head coach.
Unlike last week, the players were more subdued walking in. No cheerleading. Business. Focus.
I think Sarkisian's family is one of the few occupying one of the "suites" in "The Zone." Overheard the cost of that per home weekend is $1,200.
Former UW star Marques Tuiasosopo was also decked out (more contemporary suit) for his radio interview at the KJR booth. He is being honored as the Husky Legend at the end of the third quarter.
Think "The Zone" should be renamed "The K Club." Lots of T-shirts with that letter in it.
• "Bark for Sark!"• "Montlake Jake!"• "Drank the Kool-Aid!" (kidding)
Enough for now. Later.
** UPDATE: Huskies captains are Donald Butler, Jake Locker, Keith Price, T.J. Poe, Ryan Tolar and Daniel Te'o-Neisheim. Price was selected as the scout-team captain, something new under Sarkisian.