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First Day in Full Pads for Huskies

First Day in Full Pads for Huskies

SEATTLE - It wasn't 'Tell the Truth Monday' on Montlake. It was 'Competition Monday', according to UW Head Coach Steve Sarkisian, and since it was the Huskies' first practice in full pads, the cracking began early and often. If it was 'Tell the Truth Monday', the truth would have been that Monday wasn't all that much different than Saturday. Or Thursday. Or even a week ago Tuesday.

"Our kids played physical for our first day in pads, but it wasn't a whole lot different, and that's what we want," Sarkisian said after practice. "The goal is that is doesn't matter what type of gear we have on - we still play fast and we still play physical." "I think we started that whole mentality of run, hit and being tenacious on defense without pads on," added safety Victor Aiyewa, who...

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