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2006 Washington Huskies Football Preview

Welcome to Maddux's 2006 Washington Huskies season preview. As usual we have taken the time to break down the team, while providing information about the university, and the 2006 Washington Huskies Football Schedule. If you are wagering on college football this season consider using Maddux Sports' College football picks for the added edge over the sportsbooks in 2006. In addition be sure to bookmark our free college football lines service for the upcoming season.

Coach: Tyrone Willingham (2nd year at Washington)
Team Name: Huskies
2005 Overall Record: 2-9
2005 Pac 10 Conference Record 1-7
Returning Starters: 14

Washington’s coach, Ty Willingham, is in the middle of a major rebuilding effort, which still has a long way to go. Last season the team earned 2 wins, doubling its total from the year before.

Quarterback Isaiah Stanback offers speed and a strong arm. He has stabilized and energized the QB position. Talented RB Kenny James, who was injured last season, should be ready to go, which will give the Huskies a running game once again.

On the receiving end, Sonny Shackelford (41 REC, 592 YDS, 1 TD), Anthony Russo and Chancellor Young can all catch the long ball.

One big problem for the team is the offensive line, which lost 70% of its top players from last year. Can they in any way offer the protection necessary for Washington to maintain a consistent attack?

On defense, the linebacking will be lacking depth and experience and the secondary is also very weak. Strong safety C.J. Wallace returns after running up 89 tackles, 59 solo, last season. On the front line, the Huskies have skilled but small players. Greyson Gunheim (5 sacks) will anchor that group.

The Washington Huskies were once a fine football program; yet, despite attempts to rebuild, they are still a long way from being competitive. Their best, and probably only, chances to win a conference game will come at the end of the year when they meet Stanford and Washington State on consecutive weeks.

Washington Huskies 2006 Schedule

Date
Opponent
Home/Road
Sep 2
San Jose State
Home
Sep 9
Oklahoma
Road
Sep 16
Fresno State
Home
Sep 23
UCLA
Home
Sep 30
Arizona
Road
Oct 7
USC
Road
Oct 14
Oregon State
Home
Oct 21
California
Road
Oct 28
Arizona State
Home
Nov 4
Oregon
Road
Nov 11
Stanford
Home
Nov 18
Washington State
Road

 

For more data on the 2006 Washington football program, view the Huskies team website or scroll down below to read up on the rest of the Pac 10 competition.

 

2006 Pac 10 Football Previews

All ten of the Pac 10 football teams are previewed below. When you click on any of the Pacific 10 conference teams below you will taken to the individual preview from Maddux Sports. For other college's not in the PAC10 visit the main 2006 college football preview page.

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