Washington finished the season 4-9 and alone in last place of the Pac-10.
Coach Tyrone Willingham was asked after the game if he expects to be back for his fourth season, and he answered with a silence as icy as the weather I hear you guys are getting back home.
However, offensive coordinator Tim Lappano and several players spoke up for Willingham and the staff, saying they deserve another chance. Locker, Roy Lewis, Tim Lappano, everyone I asked, said they believe Willingham is the right guy and deserves at least the fourth year of his five-year contract.
I'll put some of those quotes online tomorrow and that will be a big topic in the Monday paper.
Marcel Reece took responsibility for not catching the final pass into the end zone, however he didn't seem to remember the details of the play well. Locker said that play shouldn't be considered the only one that lost the game.
Had Reece hung on, by the way, the Huskies had decided to go for two, settling it on a single play without overtime.
Washington ran for 279 yards. Tailback Louis Rankin ran for 145 yards, giving him a season-total of 1,294 yards, fifth most in school history. Locker, ran for 76 yards, leaving him 14 short of the 1,000-yard mark.
Hawaii quarterback Colt Brennan completed 42 of 50 passes for 442 yards and five touchdowns. During one stretch, he completed a school-record 20 consecutive passes. The Warriors ended up with 538 yards.
The Huskies seemed pretty skeptical that Hawaii is BCS worthy or could win much in the Pac-10 ... one even said they'd finish last. No one listening bothered to point out the obvious.
Anthony Russo extended his receiving streak to 37 straight games.
Washington led at halftime for the eighth time this season.
When asked how the team might turn those games into wins next season, Willingham said, "The continued commitment to do things right and get this program where it should be, and work, and good recruiting, will lend itself to our being that kind of team that can finish."