Coach: Rick Neuheisel
7-5, 1 year at Washington
40-19, 5 years overall
1999 Record: 7-5
Sep 09 @Brigham Young Lost 28-35
Sep 18 Air Force Lost 21-31
Sep 25 Colorado Won 31-24
Oct 02 Oregon Won 34-20
Oct 09 @Oregon State Won 47-21
Oct 16 Arizona State Lost 7-28
Oct 23 @California Won 31-27
Oct 30 Stanford Won 35-30
Nov 06 @Arizona Won 33-25
Nov 13 @UCLA Lost 20-23
Nov 20 Washington State Won 24-14
Dec 29 Kansas State Lost 20-24
1999 Final Rankings
AP-NR,  BCS-NR,  Coaches-NR
2000 Outlook

Washington was an overtime loss away from going to the Rose Bowl, finishing second in the Pac Ten with a 6-2 conference record. With 8 starters back on offense and 7 back on defense Coach Neuheisel has stated repeatedly that the team must maintain that certain sense of urgency to get back to Pasadena. Quarterback Marques Tuiasosopo will certainly get his share of west coast votes for post-season awards as he may be the best QB west of the Rio Grande. The spring key will be to find starters at wide receiver and on the defensive line and tinker with alot of positions to develope some depth. The Huskies finished 2nd in the conference in rushing last year but a new tailback must emerge from the pack. With all of the passing QB's and receivers in the Pac Ten, it is a neccessity that the talented defensive backs play to their fullest. Major exams start the semester off with Miami and Colorado. There is a handful of five teams that could win the conference in 2000 much like last years pile up and Washington is in the drivers seat.
Projected record: 9-3

Washington 2000 Schedule

QB - 5 DL - 1.5
RB - 3 LB - 3.5
WR - 2.5 DB - 4
OL - 4.5  




Strengths: Coach Neuheisel added a successful option attack to the game plan last season and the director of that offense is returning senior QB Marques Tuiasosopo. The Heisman Candidate from the west coast became the first ever in NCAA history to rush for 200 yards and pass for 300 in a game against Stanford while he finished 10th overall in conference rushing and also set a single season record for total offense at UW with 2,763 yards. Bolstering the support will be one of the top offensive lines in America as four starters return up front and will be the deepest unit on the field for the Huskies. Leading them will be last years All-Pac Ten 2nd teamer Chad Ward, who weighs in at 335 pounds and runs a 5.1- 40 yard dash, bench presses over 500 pounds, and has NFL Scouts drueling. Kicker John Anderson booted a 50 and a 56 yarder against UCLA last year as a freshman. Taking over as offensive coordinator will be Coach Keith Gilbertson, as he returns to the position he held in 1991 when Washington won a national championship.
Weaknesses: There is much competition at tailback where last season's leading rusher Willie Hurst has been moved to slot back to fill in for Dane Looker's vacated position. It will be key that a solid starter emerge to assist the passing game and run the option. If there was a dent in Tuiasosopo's armor last year it would have been that the first year starter tried to force too many plays resulting in turnovers and lost yardage. Although the team's top receiver Chris Juergens is back, two full-timers have been lost. Developing depth at wide receiver is a big concern as only two players on the current roster caught passes last season. Most of the problems in 1999 stemmed from too many turnovers and injuries.
QB Marques Tuiasosopo 6-2 215 Sr. J.K. Scott 6-3 215 Jr.
FB Pat Conniff 6-1 245 Sr. Albert Tuipulotu 6-1 245 Jr.
TB Maurice Shaw 6-1 220 Sr.   Paul Arnold 6-1 200 So.
WR Todd Elstrom 6-3 200 Jr.   Willie Hurst 5-10 210 Jr.
WR Chris Juergens 6-3 210 Jr.   Quentin Morgan 6-0 185 So.
T Elliot Silvers 6-6 305 Sr.   Nick Newton 6-5 315 Fr.
G Rock Nelson 6-5 290 Jr.   Dominic Daste 6-3 305 Sr.
C Kyle Benn 6-3 305 Jr.   Todd Bachert 6-4 305 Fr.
G Matt Fraize 6-4 300 Sr.   Elliott Zajac 6-4 305 So.
T Chad Ward 6-5 330 Sr.   Wes Call 6-7 305 Sr.
TE Jerramy Stevens 6-7 240 So.   Kevin Ware 6-2 260 So.
K John Anderson 6-1 185 So.          
Returning starters in bold.

Key Losses: Gerald Harris-WR, Dane Looker-WR, Kurth Connell-OL, Joe Jarzynka-WR/KR,
Anthony Mizin-TE

Strengths: The defensive backs will be strong and deep. Possibly the best safety duo in the country will be in Seattle come fall. Hakim Akbar, a '99 All-Pac Ten selection, and Curtis Williams, maybe the hardest hitter in college football, team up to abuse opponents. Joining them to give the Huskies three returning DB's will be cornerback Anthony Vontoure who finished 7th in the nation for interceptions giving the team half of their 14 total pick-offs. Linebacker Darrell Daniels led the team in tackles with 81 of them and will return at inside linebacker. Moving from outside to inside will be LB Jafar Williams, providing the defense with some of the quickest players they have had at that position in recent years. Punter Ryan Fleming returns for his third year.
Weaknesses: The chief concern at Washington is shoring up a rushing defense and getting more pressure on opposing quarterbacks. The team recorded 13 sacks in 1999, finishing last in the conference in that department. The rest of last season's stats were all middle of the road. Two starters are gone on the line and only Larry Tripplett returns out of the top four players that saw action last year. Graduation took a heavy toll and so Tripplett needs to be a force. Gone is four year starter Mac Tuiaea at defensive end and also All-Pac Ten First Team selection and team captain Jabari Issa from the tackle spot. The DL will need some players to step up.
DE Ryan Julian 6-6 275 Sr. Nick Feigner 6-4 255 Jr.
DT Larry Tripplett 6-2 295 Jr. Ossim Hatem 6-3 255 So.
NT Spencer Marona 6-2 265 So.   Jerome Stevens 6-2 290 Fr.
OLB Jeremiah Pharms 6-1 260 Sr.   Jamaun Willis 6-2 250 Jr.
ILB Jafar Williams 6-0 220 Jr.   Tyler Krambrink 6-1 210 Fr.
ILB Derrell Daniels 6-1 215 Sr.   Derek Noble 6-2 220 So.
OLB Anthony Kelley 6-2 220 Jr.   Levi Madarieta 6-3 210 So.
CB Anthony Vontoure 6-1 190 Jr.   Toure Butler 5-9 170 Sr.
CB Roderick Green 5-11 180 Sr.   Omare Lowe 6-0 200 Jr.
SS Hakim Akbar 6-1 205 Jr.   Domynic Shaw 5-11 200 Fr.
FS Curtis Williams 5-10 195 Sr.   Nick Olszewski 5-10 190 Jr.
P Ryan Fleming 6-3 180 Sr.          
Returning starters in bold.

Key Losses: Mac Tuiaea-DE, Jabari Issa-DT, Toalei Mulitauaopele-DT, Lester Towns-LB,
Jermaine Smith-CB, Marques Hairston-LB, Renard Edwards-CB