Joe Nicholson-US PRESSWIRE
The grades for the Huskies, especially the defense, aren't too impressive after a thumping from Arizona in the desert.
The Washington Huskies are licking their wounds after a five touchdown loss to the Arizona Wildcats. The performance in Tucson certainly didn't leave many good impressions on the guys over at UW Dawg Pound.
There wasn't too much praise to hand out on either side of the ball but Bishop Sankey did pick up some kudos despite the final score. Quarterback Keith Price continues to struggle after a stellar 2011 season and his revival must be head coach Steve Sarkisian's first priority according to UW Dawg Pound.
The defense, as you'd expect in a big loss, didn't get very much praise at all. In fact, the highest grade the defensive side of the ball received was a "D" and that went to the usually reliable Husky secondary as well as the defensive line.
The worst grade of all though falls on the coaches. Sarkisian and his staff picked up an "F" for their efforts against the Wildcats which left UW Dawg Pound wondering if Sarkisian's job is safe going forward.
This is a critical juncture in Sark's career, and he needs to figure out what's going wrong, or he may find himself on a scalding hot seat to start next season.
It gets no easier for the Huskies as they welcome the No. 7 Oregon State Beavers into CenturyLink Field on Saturday night. The Beavers could also have starting quarterback Sean Mannion back; he injured his knee two weeks ago against the Washington State Cougars.