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The Huskies are right where Pac-12 coaches don't want them

Originally Published: September 26, 2012
By Ryan McGee | ESPN The Magazine
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AFTER LSU'S 41-3 drubbing of the Washington Huskies on Sept. 8, Tigers coach Les Miles broke down every possible aspect of the win in his postgame news conference. As he stepped down from the stage, Miles paused to make one last point to a handful of reporters in Baton Rouge, La.

"That team is good," he said. "They have a great coach. They're going to get it in gear and beat somebody big this year. You watch."

Despite the high praise from the Mad Hatter, Huskies coach Steve Sarkisian viewed the game a little differently. "It makes me want to puke, honestly," he said at his Monday news conference. Still, Miles is not the only one who sees more than a lackluster start in the Huskies. Even after U-Dub's beatdown by LSU and a sluggish 21-12 season-opening home win over San Diego State, the rest of the Pac-12 is aware that the Huskies are in prime position to embrace the role of unlikely BCS wrecking ball.

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