Thursday, August 30, 2012

2012 Season Preview: Part 4

Preview Weeks 10-12

Week 10: at "home" vs. Utah Utes (what is a ute?)
This is the second year in the Pac-12 for the might Utes, who spent most of the 2000's upsetting big teams in non-conference and in big time bowl games (see Alabama in 2009 in the Sugar Bowl). This program has come a long way over the years and now is somewhat feared by even the biggest of programs because of its reputation. But the transition to "big boy" program has not been terribly easy for Utah playing in a average Pac-12 last year posting a 4-5 record in conference play, proving that the Utah's, Boise State's and TCU's of the world might have been benefiting from cupcake regular seasons, which were of benefit going into marquee bowl games at the end of the year. TCU will get their chance to prove themselves in a "big boy" conference when it moves into the Big East this year, finishing its last five games against pre-season ranked opponents, good luck, boys. Utah can bounce back after an interesting start to its PAC-12 with a big year in a south division that lacks any real firepower outside of the "Men of Troy". In fact, Utah quite possibly has the easiest PAC-12 schedule of anyone this year since it plays in the south and plays Oregon State and Cal out of the north, not too bad.

Monday, August 27, 2012

2012 Season Preview: Part 3

Season Preview Weeks 7-9

Well, that was kind of a rough last few weeks with one of the more brutal stretches the Huskies have seen in a very long time. I think a lot of you might have been a little upset with the prospect of this squad losing three straight when there is so much talent, but taking the next step might just come from beating the teams the Huskies are supposed to be beat, and that is what we'll find out going into the second half of the season.

Week 7: at Arizona.....Bear Down

Friday, August 24, 2012

2012 Season Preview: Part 2

Season Preview Weeks 4-6

Week 4: Stanford at "home"
      This is quite possibly the biggest game in Husky football recent history. A lot of talk around Husky football is expectations. The problem with the Dawgs, as of the last 10 years, was the expectation that they beat teams they are supposed to and hope they upset one team they are not supposed to beat. And that is not what traditional Husky teams were built to do (see Whammy in Miami). Not only does Stanford lie right in the forefront of a season that can put this Husky team right back on the map, but they also start the string of games against the Pac-12 elite (which is a new thing for the Pac-12, to have teams are dominant and relevant on the national scene).

Thursday, August 23, 2012

2012 Season Preview: Part 1

Season Preview Weeks 1-3

     Well, we are just about a week away from the start of the 2012 Husky Football season, the most glorious time of the year. The time of the year where my wife gets to have a lot of "shopping days" and alone time in the other room while I watch football for about 12 hours straight, but I digress. Let me throw out there that I am just a fan like you, and so this season preview will look more like what you are thinking than any kind of expertise that you can take to Vegas. With all that being said, here is my attempt at how I think this season will go.

Week 1: San Diego St. at "home"

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Welcome to the Husky Loyal Blog

Welcome to the Husky Loyal Blog! My name is Collin Sullivan and I will be dedicating as much of my time as possible to bring you, the Husky Loyal Army, completely biased news and reaction about Husky football as it happens. Our team at AiO Media was inspired to create a blog after the completion of the documentary film Husky Loyal, which is available for purchase on the Husky Loyal website by clicking here. I just got done watching Husky Loyal for the first time, and as a Husky fan, I have to say it truly captures the passion, excitement and loyalty that we have all come to love as Husky fans while experiencing a football game on Montlake in the fall.

Please visit this blog and the Husky Loyal website frequently as there will be a lot to look forward to. And go ahead and follow me at @UWHuskyLoyal on Twitter. My next blog will be a season preview. That's right, all 12 games with my pre-season analysis and predictions. Thank you for reading, and Go Dawgs!!!

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