In discussing the Legends Center, which will open Saturday morning before the Arizona game, UW athletic director Todd Turner also repeated that the university is considering the national championship claims of the 1984 team, and may eventually recognize them in the same way that was done this season with the 1960 team.
The 1984 Huskies went 11-1, including a season-capping Orange Bowl win over Oklahoma, but the Associated Press and coaches' polls voted Brigham Young No. 1. Washington was selected by Berryman, the Football News, the National Championship Foundation and a Chicago Tribune fans' poll. Florida and Nebraska also were recognized by other organizations.
"I think we need to take a look at that," Turner said. "If they won a national championship, then their time's coming. Any measure of success, you need to celebrate it, you don't need to defend it."