Steve Sarkisian says Huskies will play more backups against ASU due to heat

Oct 12, 2013; Seattle, WA, USA; Washington Huskies head coach Steve Sarkisian prior to the game against the Oregon Ducks at Husky Field. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports

Coming off losses to Stanford and Oregon after winning the first four games of the 2013 season, the Washington Huskies are in dire need of a win this weekend. They’ll have a tough time with the Arizona State Sun Devils on Saturday, though, and not just because ASU has one of the best passing attacks in the nation.

No, what’s potentially worrisome is the hot weather expected in Tempe, but Washington head coach Steve Sarkisian already has a plan for that:

At kickoff time it’s going to be pretty warm. It will be mid to high 80s. As much as our conditioning will get tested, our depth will get tested. We’re going to have to play a lot of people at a lot of different positions. Definitely I think we have the capability of doing so. We have quality backups that are going to play quite a bit Saturday. I think that’s to our advantage quite honestly. I love our depth. I love the condition that we’re in as a football team (The Seattle Times).

If you a fan of offense, make sure to watch the game on Saturday between the Huskies and the Sun Devils. Washington averages 526.8 yards per game, good for eighth in the nation, and Arizona State averages 496.5. Kickoff is scheduled for 3:00 p.m. PT, and the game can be seen on the Pac-12 Network.

[Source: The Seattle Times]

Topics: Steve Sarkisian, Washington Huskies

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