The Oregon State football team faces Washington this year in CenturyLink Field, the home of the Seahawks since Husky Stadium is being rebuilt.
The contest will be Game 8 on Oct. 27. Both teams should be in rhythm at that point. And the Beavers have some experience on that NFL field, defeating Washington State there last year.
Washington is reworking its defense after doing so poorly last year. There are four new defensive coaches, including former OSU player and DB coach Keith Heyward.
It appears things started to turn around for the defense at the spring game. Read about it here.
“When you implement five new coaches, four on the defense, it was developing the continuity on staff,” coach Steve Sarkisian said. “That happened in the spring. Then we implemented the defensive scheme. They taught really well and implemented well.”
The Huskies are going to a 3-4 look, Sarkisian said, but will have 4-3 nuances. “We’ll be interchangeable,” he said.
Here’s a rundown of what came out of spring practice for the Huskies.
This is going to be a tough one for the Beavers, now that the Huskies have established a program. The new defense should be settled by the time the teams meet, so that’s not an advantage.