Olympia Practice Reports
Huskies are practicing at Evergreen State College this week, from August 16
through August 21. Each practice session is described in the pushdown list below, the
most current report pushing the others to the bottom. Scroll down to find a
particular session that interests you.
(Saturday, August 21)
After 5 straight days of hot sun,
cloudy skies, with a threat of rain -- not altogether unwelcome -- greeted the
Huskies for their morning workout. The afternoon session at TESC ended the same
way the first practice began last year -- with rain.
The Huskies had a light workout in the afternoon, closed up shop around 4:30,
and prepared to hit the road for Seattle -- four busses waiting in the F parking
Most of the real work was confined to the morning
A vigorous 11-on-11 followed by a 2-minute-drive
drill ended the morning practice session. Although the Huskies were dressed in
shells for both the morning and afternoon workouts, they were hardly shells of
their old selves considering yesterday's practice. The two drills consisted of 58
plays run from the line of scrimmage.
During the 11-on-11's, QB Carl Bonnell ran
a couple of nice sequences, starting them from the defense's 45-yard line. On
his first series, after being sacked, he scooted for 10 yards up the middle and
then ran for 10 more yards on the next play. He ended the drive by connecting
with Corey Williams for a touchdown.
Isaiah had some nice runs and threw several nice completions, one in particular
to Craig Chambers, who made a leaping catch on the ball.
Casey got off a 15-yard run and passed 30 yards to Sonny Shackelford. He also
connected with Jon Lyon for a TD. Lyon hurt a leg on one play but apparently
managed to work it off
on the sidelines.
During the two-minute-drive drill, each
quarterback had four downs to make a first down. Either a touchdown, a turnover or a
4-and-out ended his series. Not unexpectedly, Casey Paus won the two-minute-drill
competition when he
completed a pass to Corey Williams for a touchdown, that being the only
touchdown of the drill.
With his quick release, Carl
Bonnell seems to have an advantage over the other two quarterbacks in the
two-minute drills, where getting the ball off quickly is a must. On one of his
sequences, Bonnell led the offense to a first down before throwing an
interception to Dashon Goldson.
Isaiah Stanback didn't look
as sharp as the other two QBs in the drill. He threw a long pass to Steve
Anderson that was knocked away by Clarence Simpson. On one series, he threw a
short pass to Shelton Sampson who ran for a first down.
During the two drills (statistics: +/- 5% margin of error), Bonnell completed 8
out of 12 passes, ran 3 times for 22 yards and threw 2 TD passes. He was sacked
twice and threw an interception. Paus went 6 for 9 passing, was sacked once, ran
once for 15 yards and threw 2 TD passes. He was not intercepted. Stanback was 5
for 9 passing, was sacked once, ran once for 15 yards, threw 2 TD passes, and
was not intercepted.
Most of the passes went for short
gains, nothing real deep. Until we see a real scrimmage (tackling to the ground,
QBs live), this all really doesn't mean too much..
From my notepad:
-- Charles Frederick has
a strained muscle, along with some bruising, at the top of his right foot.
-- James Sims had a 4.11 grade point average in high school. His current time in
the 40 is 4.42, and he says he weighs 208 pounds, with decreasing body fat as he
continues to workout. When
asked if he plays chess with Joe Toledo, he said that Toledo plays computer
-- Toledo, treated for back spasms in the morning,
was good to go in the afternoon.
-- Performance in the
two-minute drills being a discriminator, Paus added to his lead over Bonnell and
Stanback yesterday. However, Bonnell came close to unseating Paus before
throwing an interception. Clearly, Bonnell, a quick study, is improving on a
day-by-day basis. Stanback's decision making is still a question in my mind. In
an ideal world, Paus, with his experience, would quarterback the whole season;
however, it's a whacky world we live in.
-- When referring to the
players' talent show on Friday night, Gilby says he can't be mimicked and no one
had better try.
-- Sonny Shackelford spent some
extra time with Steve Axman doing a reaction time drill. To start the drill,
Shackelford stands with his back to Axman, about 10 yards away. At the same time
Axman throws the ball, he yells "ball" and, as Sonny turns to face him, the ball is there,
almost sitting on his chest, waiting to be clutched into his grasp -- or
-- Call beat writer Ted Miller, "Mr.
Wordsmith." Speaking of nicknames, Ted was petting the Sweetman's bulldog
yesterday, and Gilby teased him about being a Georgia Bulldog. Come to think of
it, Fresno State is nicknamed the Bulldogs.
Report (Friday, August 20)
"Third and goal; the ball
on the five. Isaiah back to pass. ANDERSON, A ONE-HANDED GRAB. TOUCHDOWN,
Or was it ruled out-of-bounds? (I didn't
see any zebras there, so I'm calling it a touchdown).
Steve Anderson (5-foot-10, 195) out of Inglemoor High School, Kent Washington,
brought Paul Skansi to mind as Coach Gilbertson talked about his walk-on during his press conference after practice.
During the practice, Anderson caught
every ball thrown his way and, in Gilbertson's mind, whether he has another Skansi or not depends upon the walk-on's speed.
attending the practices tomorrow, keep an eye on number 31.
A cloudy bright sky greeted the Huskies during a walk-through that preceded the
solo practice session today. After the various drills on fundamentals, the
Huskies spent an hour or so, collectively, working on third-and-goals starting
from the five (one play to make a score) and then on two-minute drives starting from their
own 20. Each of the three quarterbacks rotated in the drills.
During the goal-line practice (11-on 11's, no tackling, quarterbacks in yellow), QB Isaiah Stanback passed for 3 touchdowns and had one fall incomplete.
His touchdown passes went to Corey Williams, Joe Toledo, and the walk-on
Anderson, who made a sensational, one-handed grab of the ball just before he
left the end zone. Both
Casey Paus and Carl Bonnell were 1 for 4. Bonnell was sacked once, had one ball
tipped and threw incomplete to WR Craig Chambers -- CB Cody Ellis making a nice
play on the ball. He then hit Chambers with a bullet for a score. Casey Paus was
sacked twice, was intercepted by C. J. Wallace and hit Corey Williams in the
corner of the end zone for a touchdown.
Of the three contending quarterbacks, Casey Paus had the best of it in working
the ball downfield during the two-minute drills. The offense had four downs to
make ten yards and keep the drive alive. Gilbertson said that "Casey has years and years of doing
that thing and understands it...It's the first time they've done it, so I'm not
surprised that Casey did better than the other two."
"I think we got a lot done today. We did a lot of different things. A lot of
runs and play action in practice. I was pleased," Gilbertson said after
practice. Gilbertson thinks that Bonnell and Stanback have "crept up and
have improved a lot since spring."
From my notepad:
-- ILB Tim Gallaway has a sore shoulder and was held out today. WR Charles
Frederick was on crutches and wore a boot on his sprained ankle. Gilbertson is
surprised that Frederick is not back yet, noting that injuries have hampered his
progress in the past. OL Jens Jellen wore red. WR Charles Smith practiced today,
as did LB Joe Lobendahn.
-- The name Donny Moore (think,
Bobby Moore) came up at
the press conference, which brought back some memories to me, but is another story.
Right, Gilby, I was the only one who remembered him, as he pointed out.
-- The fate of OL Casey Bulyca rests with the NCAA Clearing House, and is out of
Gilbertson's hands, as he said.
-- Gilbertson thinks that
WR Steve Anderson "has opened our eyes, and that all he does is get open and
makes catches. He has been fun to watch. He's been a great surprise."
-- Jimmy Lake (cornerbacks coach) used the passing machine -- a weird looking
device sitting on a tripod, with two whirling wheels that put a spiral on and
give impetus to the
ball -- to throw passes at the corners and safeties. They stand about 10 yards
away from the machine and try to intercept passes starting from their right and
left sides. Both Lake and OL coach Charlie Dickey are huge gets. The players
really like them.
-- TE Joe Toledo, a gigantic weapon with soft hands, participated in the contact
work and in the two drills at the end of practice.
-- Condotta says Anderson's catch was ruled out of bounds. I didn't see any
7-on 7's, Isaiah Stanback hit WR Quintin Daniels with a 25-yard bullet pass
that had an Elway Cross written all over it. Stanback is the most gifted
quarterback of the three, considering his size. It's his decision making that
could be a question, although he says he is comfortable with the offense. He had
to learn two positions last year.
said that defensive tackle Donny Mateaki continues to play better as his hamstring improves.
Report (Thursday, August 19)
The morning overcast
gave way to sunny skies about mid-morning. Dressed in shells (shoulder pads,
helmets and shorts), the Dawgs spent time working on special teams in
the morning. Kickoff returns, kickoff coverage, field goals, and punt drills all
received some attention. Kicker Michael Braunstein continues to impress. Evan
Knudson (kicker) is a gimme. SS C. J. Wallace and WR Sonny Shackelford looked
good in the punt drills.
Although the defense dominated the offense in the
eleven-on-elevens, FB Zach Tuiasosopo looked sharp, as did quarterback Casey
Paus. Carl Bonnell and Isaiah Stanback showed off their athleticism with some
nifty, shifty runs. OL Tui Alailefaleula (Tui A) missed a block, which drew the
wrath of one of the coaches nearby. Under Gilbertson's watch, the sweaty,
laboring Tui did some
extra calisthenics at the end of practice. Talented, underachieving people are
certain to draw Gilby's attention -- which might be the reason he chided the
beat writers for their short questioning period yesterday. It lasted just over
The Dawgs wore full pads for the afternoon
practice, which was run under a hot sun. The heat index must have been close to
90 degrees. The first three periods were devoted to warm-up drills. A short,
controlled scrimmage highlighted the afternoon practice, with plays run from
3-yard line on first and goal. The offense looked good and whooped it up after a
score. For example, Paus threw a pass to James Sims for a score and Kenny James
ran in for another.
WR Bobby Withorne is looking good.
Playing against the likes of "Bam-Bam" Cunningham and Derrick Johnson, both
senior corners, will make the receivers all that much better when they go up
against the Bulldogs in a couple of weeks.
From my notepad:
More on yesterday's main event (the guys in the prelims did okay): Referee Khalif Barnes says he was afraid that
Walker would break a hand against Hopoi's helmet. He kind of fell into Walker
as he separated him from Hopoi, which made it look like he'd tossed Walker to
the ground more physically than he had. He told Walker to aim for the
mid-section if he really -- and most unadvisedly -- felt the need to punch
"Boys will be boys," as Gilby says.
Barnes says that the Dawgs will surprise people this season. I agree
with him. In my opinion, the Huskies are a "game-breaker," a "War
Daddy", and a power runner (ET, Duke, Tui/Kirton??) away from being a top 5
contender in the Pac-10. Those three variables can differentiate one conference
team from another, the bottom feeders smitten with the
common denominator called parity. Because of their togetherness and athleticism, the
Huskies can be a
better team than last year. Fans, this team deserves your undivided support,
both at home and on the road.
Just an opinion and this is a
best-case scenario: If the OL
stays healthy and supports the QB with both a running game and solid pass
blocking, there isn't any reason that Casey Paus can't quarterback the whole season, providing the team stays
around the 50% win level or better. If Paus fails to get the support he needs and the team
starts losing -- his numbers dropping off -- look for Carl Bonnell and Isaiah Stanback to take over,
doing double duty at QB the rest of the way. Gilbertson will need their
athleticism to win some games.
-- RB Johnie Kirton says
that his best playing weight is at 250 pounds; otherwise, he says, he loses
speed at a higher weight.
-- Carl Bonnell and Louis Rankin
almost always win their heats during the gassers. Team captain Barnes usually
ushers the linemen
-- Among the attendees were Reggie Williams' dad,
Softy Softerson, Hugh Millen, Jim Lambright, Ryan Flemming, Herb Mead, and Jim Kenyon. Lambo looks well
and fit. He says he goes back for testing on a regular basis. Fortunately, he
has not needed any chemo after being operated upon for bladder cancer. His
blanket parking permit at the U-Dub is one of his most cherished benefits.
-- OG Jens Jellen wore red. DT Donny Mateaki was back today. ILB Joe Lobendahn should return tomorrow. OL Jason Benn hurt his shoulder and
will be out a few days. Derrick Bradley will have an MRI on his shoulder. WR
Charles Frederick was on crutches and wearing a boot. TE Joe Toledo wore red in
the morning and purple in the afternoon. Toledo mostly "sat" out the day, except for
riding the stationary bicycle in the afternoon and throwing passes to simulate punts during the
morning's punt drills. He's doing what the coaches said he would be doing, going
into the practices.
-- Call Bob Condotta, "Mr. Accuracy."
Report (Wednesday, August 18)
The Dawgs practiced in
the afternoon today, in a single workout that began at 3:30 PM. It was sunny and
warm to start the practice and clouded over about 4:30.
An intense scrimmage, a match up between the defense and offense, lasted 25 plays
and concluded the practice, ending in a 4-4 tie (four stops, four scores). The
drives started from 30 yards and in, some of them beginning inside the red zone.
I thought that Isaiah Stanback and Casey Paus looked particularly sharp during
the scrimmage and the thud tempo that preceded it. Stanback is beginning to look like a Pac-10 quarterback, while Paus is
already there. Michael Braunstein is showing a strong leg with good accuracy.
The quarterback race is in a dead heat. For one or more of the contenders, it is
a day-by-day thing.
A couple of fights broke out during the scrimmage. The most interesting fight
occurred during the thud tempo drill when OL Clay Walker and DE Manase Hopoi had
at it. To end the pier-six brawl, team captain Khalif Barnes threw Walker (6-foot-3, 300
pounds) to the ground -- as if Walker was a 98-pound weakling, which, of course,
he is not. Before the bout, Barnes weighed in at
310 pounds. During the scrap, Walker threw 10 punches in rapid-fire order, none
of them landing. I gave the fight to the referee, Barnes.
A soporific milieu today? Nah.
After the practice, Coach Gilbertson answered some questions. "A 4-4 tie; there
was no winner, so everyone eats. I hate that. A couple of guys lost their
composure. I know they want to do well...We went from second and goal at the two
to third and goal at the seventeen. Dead ball, personal foul, loss of down,
fifteen yards, and you are out of a drive. Little things like that cannot
happen. That's a selfish act (this in reference to the time that Sonny
Shackelford kicked the ball after missing a pass.) I thought the speed of it was very good. Nice and
physical. I think James Sims was a real good back. Zach, too. I like how the
backs ran...I thought it was aggressive, wild. I don't know if we had a clear
cut winner (in the field goal competition). Michael (Braunstein) was the most
consistent today. It was the first time they (the team) have been at it since the spring
game. They have a zest for playing."
From my notepad:
-- Approximately 300 fans were in attendance. Among the attendees were Steve
Douglas (father of Sean Douglas), Mr. and Mrs. Wallace (parents of C. J.
Wallace), Sima Tuiasosopo (father of Trenton), AD Todd Turner, Jim Kenyon, Kim Grinolds, Coach
Dick Baird, and Joe "Greyhound" Kaiser. Nattily dressed in suit and
tie, former punter Ryan Flemming related some of his experiences as a Husky to
Chris Fetters and me. Graduate assistant coach Pat Reddick wore some cool,
-- WR Charles Frederick suffered a slight ankle sprain and should be back this
weekend. Derrick Bradley's surgically repaired shoulder has been bothering him. He
took a pretty good shot on it, according to Gilby. DT Donny Mateaki didn't
participate in the practice, along with SS Chris Hemphill and WR Charles Smith.
-- OL Casey Bulyca is staying in shorts for awhile. He has five days of
acclimatization before he can wear pads.
-- During the interview with Gilby. Condotta: "(Ted) Miller and I almost went at
it." Miller: "A couple of little kids pushed us down, and that was the end of
-- So, who will win the QB derby? Will Gilbertson Paus and Stanback for Bonnell
or will he Paus for Stanback or Stanback for Paus? I muttered to myself as
I was sitting on the freeway near the Tacoma Dome on Sunday, gritting my teeth.
-- Soporific means sleep inducing and is a word that Ted Miller used during a
lull in one of the practices, which for the most part have been quite lively.
Tidbits and notions:
The practices are broken into periods that average 5 minutes in duration. During a period, various units
of the team work on fundamentals, which, depending on specialty, may include tip
drills, pass routes, kicking, footwork, leveraging and so on. A horn sounds to
end a period and, at that time, units run off to another part of the
field, to a spot where a particular session has been scripted. Usually, a thud
tempo (no tackling to the ground) or an eleven-on-eleven concludes the practice
session. The offense wears purple, and the defense and kickers wear white.
Players who are injured and who can't participate fully wear red jerseys. The
quarterbacks (untouchables) wear yellow.
intensity and cohesiveness as a team, the players seem in better spirits than
they were last year at this time. From a coaching standpoint, there is less of a
boot-camp mentality, although focus and intensity are not lacking. Thus far,
there have been fewer bear crawls meted out during practice.
Overall, Coach Keith Gilbertson is in a better mood and more at ease than he was
at Olympia last year. During an interview, the wily Gilby will play the
contrarian at times, depending on the way a question is phrased. And you had
better be precise with your questioning. One reporter asked him how Tui was
doing. "Which Tui? Gilbertson asked, "we have like eight of them."
"The biggest one -- Zach," the reporter replied.
"No, Zach isn't
the biggest Tui; we have one who is about 100 pounds bigger than him."
Report (Tuesday, August 17)
Showing a great deal of
spirit and enthusiasm, UW players worked out for two hours in the morning,
wearing helmets, shoulder pads and shorts (i.e., shells).
To highlight the
morning practice, TB Kenny James broke off a long TD run during 11 on 11's, and, coming off
a desultory practice yesterday, QB Casey Paus connected with WR Sonny
Shackelford for a 70-yard TD.
The players wore full pads in an afternoon session that
lasted about 2 hours and 20 minutes.
In the thud tempo drill that concluded the practice, the
defense had a 7-to-5 successful-stop-to-completion ratio on third and fives. Gilby
was not altogether happy with the passing game and said that the "defense
clearly won at the end in that type of competition (thud tempo)."
He said that OL Tui Alailefaleula has plenty of potential
but the light has yet to come on for him. "He is not taking advantage of some
opportunities to improve." A reshirt year seems out of the question for
him because the OL is thin in number.
Gilbertson says that there is still a three-horse race at
quarterback, although Casey Paus had the early lead.
Gilbertson noted that true freshman Darin Harris might be
the fourth safety when Chris Hemphill is back. Also, Harris might see special
In my opinion, neither the running game nor the passing
game is where it was last year at this time. The Dawgs are lacking a punishing
running back and need someone like Johnie Kirton (freshman, 6-foot-3, 278) to
step to the fore and compliment FB Zach Tuiasosopo (6-foot-2, 250) in, what some
might call, a "Kirton-call" backfield.
From my notepad:
-- Although Coach Gilbertson is rolling players in and out of the OL, looking
for the best combination, the unit consisting of Khalif Barnes
(WT), Tui Alailefaleula (WG), Brad Vanneman (center), Stanley
Daniels (SG) and Ryan Brooks (ST) is dominating most of the playing time with
the ones. Chad Macklin (WT), Jason Benn (WG), Brandon Leywitz (C), Tusi
Sa'au (SG), and Rob Meadow (ST) worked as a unit.
OL coach Charles Dickey is working his linemen hard, that combined with a
certain vocal importuning, and, in that spirit, yelled at Tui Alailefaleula and
Nathan Flowers a couple of times. "Keep your feet flat; stay off your toes."
Out of Edmonds-Woodway, OL Matt Olson (6-4, 250) is the newest walk-on.
-- Although OL Casey Bulyca has been cleared to practice with the team, his case
is still under review by the NCAA clearing house.
-- SS Chris Hemphill has a sprain where the cartilage and the sternum meet. DL Donny Mateaki and
OL Clay Walker will be back tomorrow, having overcome hamstring injuries. FB Zach Tuiasosopo has a hamstring injury, and WR Charles Smith, still nursing a
hammy, will be out for two more days.
-- Craig Chambers continues to impress in the wide-receiver drills (e.g.,
18-yard curl routes); however, in the 11 on 11's, he muffed a pass that was
intercepted by C. J. Wallace.
-- Sam Cunningham is
appropriately nicknamed "bam-bam."
the three quarterbacks were on the PGA tour, Casey Paus might be Vijay Singh, as
he is the biggest and steadiest of the three. With his strength and (swing)
speed, Isaiah Stanback could easily emulate Tiger Woods; and lastly, equate Carl
Bonnell with Fred Couples for his timing, tempo, and rhythm.
-- Special teams certainly are not being neglected. The Dawgs worked on
kickoff coverage, kickoffs and punt drills in the morning. Walkon Michael Book connected on a
40-yard field goal but missed one from 45 yards out. Speaking of nicknames,
kicker Evan Knudson is "Mr. Automatic."
report (Monday, August 16)
On a partly cloudy day at
Evergreen State College, the Huskies participated in a solo practice, which
at 3:30 in the afternoon.
The practice lasted 2 hours and 10 minutes -- but fell off
in intensity during the last 20 minutes, according to Coach Keith Gilbertson. A
breeze freshened near the end of practice, but it was warm and sunny for the
most part. The Huskies were in pads today and will wear them in the afternoon
session tomorrow. (Practices are at 9 AM and 3:15 PM tomorrow).
Gilbertson said that Isaiah Stanback had his best day at QB
thus far and noted that Carl Bonnell had a good day. In my opinion, Bonnell
excelled in the footwork drills, played well during the option drills and threw
the ball with good velocity and accuracy. QB Casey Paus had an off day -- "as
smart and sharp as he is" -- Gilbertson said after practice. He noted that
Paus usually comes back the next day after having an off-day.
To start the practice, running with the ones, Khalif Barnes
was at WT, Tui Alailefaleula was at WG, Brad Vanneman was at center, Stanley
Daniels was at SG and Ryan Brooks was at ST. During the rest of practice, Tusi
Sa'au (guard), Rob Meadow (tackle), and Brandon Leyritz (center) rotated with the
ones. Gilbertson is still "rolling" his players, looking for the best
combination of talent -- a first five.
At least eight players wore red today. SS Chris Hemphill
stayed in Seattle because of chest pains. The doctors ran a battery of
tests yesterday and today and could find nothing wrong.
The Huskies spent some time on special teams play, working
on punt and field-goal drills. At one point, I noticed Keith Gilbertson, stop
watch in hand, timing the hang time of Sean Douglas' punts.
From my notepad:
-- Tackle Khalif Barnes
clobbered DE Manase Hopoi, who was somewhat off balance, with a vicious block on
one play, knocking him to the ground.
-- One brief fight
broke out, presumably between LB Scott White and tackle Ryan Brooks.
-- Walkon Michael Book (former soccer player) kicked a 40-yard field goal and
won the wind-sprint near the end of practice.
Douglas was getting good hang time on his punts and seems as consistent as he
ever has been.
Defensive end Graham Lasee, a 6-foot-5, 270-pound junior, and Erik Berglund, a
6-foot-6, 290-pound redshirt freshman offensive lineman, have left the team for
undisclosed reasons. DT Casey Tyler left the team today. Coach Dick Baird noted
that the Huskies have had an unprecedented amount of attrition over the past
-- Defensive tackle Donny Mateaki,
offensive guard Clay Walker and receiver Charles Smith are recovering from
hamstring injuries and didn't practice today. They most likely will practice the
day after tomorrow.
-- In response to a question by Ted
Miller, Gilbertson noted that FB Zach Tuiasosopo -- an upfront guy -- is vocal
on field and hardly mellow off field.
-- No word has been
heard from the NCAA clearing house yet with respect to two incoming freshmen
-- David Dawg,
Joe Kaiser and Coach Dick Baird were in attendance.
-- Nit: Mike
Mapuolesega's (a.k.a., Mike Mapu) name was spelled incorrectly on his jersey at Picture day, with a "c" in
the penultimate position instead of a "g." Okay, so it bothered me.
-- On the subject of mellowing with age, one beat writer noted a kinder and
gentler version of Ted Miller (Seattle P-I) since his marriage.
-- Gilbertson said there is not a lot of distractions at Evergreen. "If you
leave campus, you have a heck of a way to walk to get to a green light."
Picture Day (Saturday, August 14)
On Picture Day (August 14), I
asked head coach Keith Gilbertson if he had recruited his freshmen from the 49ers? “I can’t
believe the size of Jordan White-Frisbee,” I said, with wonderment in my voice.
“Oh, he’s not the only one. Did you see Greyson Gunheim,”
he said, with a fatherly look on his face, his eyes wide open, his face beaming
with pride? “And I have a 278-pound tailback, Johnie Kirton. (Photo left). He may
lose a little weight."
Oh, yes, Gilby, count those big-uns and plan for the
Gilbertson is from the old school. He believes in the three
S’s. He thinks football is won with size, speed and strength, you know: e = mc2.
Throw in some dedication, heart, luck and good coaching and, in Gilbertson’s
mind, you have the correct formula for success.
With the season about to start and with practices underway,
Gilby couldn’t be more effervescent. Coming from the Cradle of Coaches
(Snohomish County) and being the son of a football coach, Gilbertson was born to
coach the UW. His enthusiasm speaks volumes for his love of the job.
Richard Linde (a.k.a., Malamute) can be reached at