The No. 4 Washington Huskies have the difficult task of taking on the No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl. Should the Huskies pull off the surprising upset, they would find themselves playing the winner of Clemson vs. Ohio State in the national championship.
A lot of people believe the Crimson Tide will steamroll Washington en route to the title game, but there is one man who is a firm believer in what the Huskies have to offer on the field.
Enter Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll.
Carroll discussed Washington’s chances on 710 ESPN Seattle’s “Brock and Salk” on Monday morning, and he certainly believes no one should sleep on the Huskies.
“I don’t think you should think that they’re out of their league at all,” Carroll said. “Alabama’s a great team and (it has) great coaches and they’ve got a great program, but this (Huskies) team is well balanced and they’re able to take on a lot. They won’t be surprised by the style of offense. They’re gonna see a really, tough, strong, physical defense – it’s gonna be hard for them in that regard – but they have a lot of stuff that they can do, a lot of places they can go with this thing, so it’s going to be a heck of a matchup.”
Carroll went on to call the Huskies “a well-equipped team,” before jokingly inviting Chris Petersen’s squad out for a scrimmage with the Seahawks.
“Our boys will be ready for them,” Carroll said. “You wanna bring them out here? Come on, bring ’em over here, Coach.”
If the NCAA would allow it, Washington should jump on the offer.
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