The University of Washington’s renovation of Husky Stadium haa created an intimidating place to play for opponents. Husky fans are always fairly rowdy, but now not only are there more of them crammed into the stadium, but they’re closer to the field thanks to the elimination of the track, too.
Arizona Wildcats quarterback B.J. Denker will be the first conference quarterback foe to play in the new stadium, and, as he told the Arizona Daily Star, he and his Wildcats have been preparing for the noise all week:
I anticipate it being nuts. We expect that. We’ve been working on silent counts and playing with our speakers and putting in noise. I’ve heard a lot of stories about it. We were talking about it with the teammates that have played in that stadium, and they told me it was probably the loudest place they’ve ever played at.
The Wildcats have evidently been blasting noise over the loudspeakers at practice, playing everything from the Washington fight song to the sound of babies crying. As loud as they anticipate Husky Stadium being, head coach Rich Rodriguez has some perspective: “It’s not like the old Roman days. They’re not going to have guns and knives.”
The game should be an exciting one and can be seen on Fox at 4:00 p.m. PT.
[Source: Arizona Daily Star]