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Jimmy Lake discusses rounding out first Washington incoming class

February 13, 2020


JIMMIE LAKE IS WITH US NOW. IT’S GOOD TO SEE YOU IN PERSON. WE HAD YOU ON THE PHONE SO I DIDN’T GET TO SEE YOU ROCK THAT SMILE KNOWING YOUR CLASSES GOOD. BEFORE WE TALK ABOUT THE PLAYERS I HAVE TO TALK TO YOU ABOUT THE OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR’S SPOT. JOHN DONOVAN AND NOW IN AND WHAT IS DIFFERENT ABOUT THIS OFFENSE AND WHAT THEY CAN DO WITH THIS LEADERSHIP. >>THIS IS A GUY IN THE NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE WE CREATED A BUNCH OF CONTACTS AND REACHED OUT TO ALL MY GUYS AND HIS NAME KEEP POPPING UP. YOU NEED TO INTERVIEW THIS GUY. I KNOW WHAT THE NFL DID FOR ME. IT MADE ME AWAY BETTER COACH AND LEADER AND PRESENTER AND WHEN I BROUGHT JOHN DONOVAN AND HE KNOCKED IT OUT OF THE BALLPARK. WE WON A PROSTYLE OFFENSE AND DEFENSE TO HELP DEVELOP OUR GUYS IN BOTH THOSE SCHEMES WILL HELP US WIN “PAC12” CHAMPIONSHIPS AND GET US BACK TO THE CHP. >>THAT BEING SAID. QUOTE WE WANT TO RUN VERTICAL AT PEOPLE AND NOT A SIDEWAYS SKYPED KIND OF GUY. I WANT TO GO NORTH AND SOUTH IN THE PASS AND RUN GAME. TAKE US DEEPER INTO NOT BEING A SIDEWAYS KIND OF GUY. I WILL GO BACK TO THE DEFENSIVE SIDE OF THE BALL 1ST. WE TAKE PRIDE WHAT WE’RE DOING DEFENSIVELY. NOW ON OFFENSE WE WANT DEFENSES TO WORRY ABOUT WHAT WE ARE DOING. I THINK THE MORE YOU COME AND PEOPLE THEY WILL WORRY ABOUT YOU A LOT MORE AND HAVE THAT AGGRESSIVE ATTACK MODE MENTALITY AND THE PLAYERS FEED OFF OF THAT AND THE TOUGHEST MOST PHYSICAL TEAM WILL WIN. WE WILL TRY TO BRING THAT WITH OUR PLAYERS AND COACHES WE BRING IN HERE. >>I WOULD IMAGINE THE MANTRA ON THE OFFENSIVE SIDE WOULD BE HELPFUL. TAKE ME TO THIS POSITION. LAST YEAR IT HAD A GUIDE WITH ALL THE TALENT AND LOOKING TO PLAY ON SUNDAYS. THIS QUARTERBACK FROM A COUPLE YEARS AGO. THIS MIGHT BE THE BEST ONE IN THE ENTIRE COUNTRY. WHAT ARE YOU WORKING WITH RIGHT NOW? >>FIRST GOING BACK TO JAKE. WE HAVE REALLY GOOD PLAYERS LIKE WE’VE HAD WITH THE BUDDA BAKER’S IN THE SIDNEY JONES AND THE TAYLOR RAPP’S. THESE GUYS IF THEY ARE HERE FOR THREE YEARS IN THE BEST OPPORTUNITY IS TO GO TO THE NFL THAT MEANS WE RECRUITED THE RIGHT PLAYER AND I PREACH THAT TO OUR GUYS ALL THE TIME AND OUR COACHING STAFF. NOW WE HAVE THREE YOUNG GUYS. JACOB SHERMAN, RICHARD SAUL MARK UTH, GREAT IN THE YEAR. DYLAN MOORE WHO IS OURS SCOUT TEAM QUARTERBACK. LOT OF LEADERSHIP BACK IN EUGENE ARBORS WHO JUST WON 15-0 AND WON A CALIFORNIA STATE CHAMPIONSHIP AND HE WILL BE WITH US HERE IN THE SPRING. WE WILL BE YOUNG AND TALENTED. LIKE I TELL MY WHOLE TEAM. WHOEVER LEARNS THE OFFENSE AND CAN LEAD THIS OFFENSE IS GOING TO GET THE OPPORTUNITY TO LEAD OUR TEAM IN THE FALL. I CAN’T WAIT TO WATCH THESE GUYS COMPETE IN THE SPRING AND I CAN’T WAIT CONTINUE TO WATCH THESE GUYS GET THE BEST PLAYERS IN YOUR STATE. WHEN THE SKY TO ME IT WAS AN INTERESTING PROCESS TO WATCH HIM TO GO FROM NATURAL RECRUIT. AND SAY I WANT TO BUILD IN MY BACKYARD. WHAT IS YOUR RELATIONSHIP. >>’S VAL IS A SMART YOUNG MAN. WE HAVE A TOP 25 PROGRAM IN HIS BACKYARD. A WORLD-CLASS UNIVERSITY, WERE CROSS CITY AND YOU PUT ALL THAT TOGETHER THERE’S NO REASON TO GO PLAY SOMEWHERE ELSE. WE CAN DO EVERYTHING HE NEEDS TO DO ACADEMICALLY AND ATHLETICALLY AS A TEAM RIGHT HERE IN SEATTLE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON. IT WAS AWESOME FOR HIM TO SEE THAT AND HIS FAMILY SAW THAT. HE SIGNED WITH US. HE IS AN AGGRESSIVE SMART FOOTBALL PLAYER WHO WILL MAKE A TON OF PLAYS. FIRST TOP ATHLETES ON THE ENTIRE BOARD OF THE WHOLE CONFERENCE IS SAM ADAMS. WHERE DO YOU SEE HIM PLAY. I FEEL LIKE HE CAN DO EVERYTHING FOR YOU. THOSE ARE THE ONES WE WANT TO RECRUIT HERE. I SECOND PLAY ON OFFENSE AND DEFENSE AND SPECIAL TEAMS AND I WATCHED HIS HIGH SCHOOL AND WATCH AND WHEN THE STATE CHAMPIONSHIP. I SAW HIM RUNNING THROUGH DEFENDERS AND ON THE FLIPSIDE GETTING INTERCEPTIONS ON THE STATE CHAMPIONSHIP GAME. THOSE ARE THE BIG TIME ATHLETES. WE WILL START HIM OFF AT RUNNING BACK. HE WILL CONTINUE TO GET BIGGER AND FASTER AND STRONGER AND HE WILL BE A TOUGH GUY TO TACKLE IN THE 4TH QUARTER. COACH, I SCHOOL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME YOU MENTIONED THE RELATIONSHIPS AND I CAN’T HELP BUT THINK THE LAST COUPLE YEARS IN THIS CONFERENCE MAY BE THE BEST GUY THAT’S EVER DONE IT IS CHRIS PETERSEN IN TERMS OF BUILDING THOSE RELATIONSHIPS AND CARING ABOUT KIDS BEYOND WHAT FOOTBALL WILL BRING TO THEM. YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT THE RELATIONSHIPS YOU HAVE. IT IS PROBABLY WHY YOU DID NOT LOSE ANYONE. HOW ARE YOU BALANCING MAINTAINING THOSE RELATIONSHIPS WITH BEING A NEW COACH THAT HAS GIVEN MORE RESPONSIBILITY THAN YOU HAD AS A COORDINATOR. RIGHT AND THANKFULLY AND ONE OF THE REASONS I SAW IT HIM OUT WHEN I WAS FIRST WITH HIM WAS TO LEARN THE SECRET TO THE SAUCE. WHAT MADE HIM SO SUCCESSFUL AND WHAT WILL CONTINUE TO BE AN ANCHOR IS THE UNCOMMON IMMUNITY WE HAVE IN OUR PROGRAM. OUR COACHING STAFF AND PLAYERS, THERE IS A BOND LIKE I’VE NEVER SEEN BEFORE. WE WILL CONTINUE THOSE TEAMBUILDING EXERCISES. HAVING THOSE CONNECTIONS BEYOND FOOTBALL. WE KNOW THIS GUY’S FAMILIES, SISTERS AND BROTHERS. THE MOST IMPORTANT PEOPLE IN THEIR LIVES. THEY GET TO KNOW OUR FAMILIES AND WE HAVE THEM OVER TO OUR HOUSE AND IT MAKES COACHING THAT MUCH MORE ENJOYABLE TO WATCH GUYS GROW OUTSIDE OF FOOTBALL. WE KNOW FOOTBALL IS IMPORTANT BUT WHAT IS MOST IMPORTANT IS TO BUILD THESE GUYS FOR LIFE AND MAKE SURE THEY ARE SUCCESSFUL WHEN FOOTBALL IS ALL SAID AND DONE. >>YOU REFERENCED LEARNING A LOT FROM COACH PEDERSON. I FEEL LIKE A LOT OF HEAD COACHES AFTER THE FIRST YEAR SAY I WAS A LITTLE TOO CLOSE TO MY SIDE OF THE BALL. HAVE YOU LEARNED THAT FROM HIM SO YOU DON’T STAY AS CONNECTED AND THIS IS MY EXPERTISE IN YOU WILL GET THE BEST VERSION OF ME ON THE SIDE CONTINUALLY. >>THERE’S A LOT OF DIFFERENT WAYS TO DO THIS AND BE SUCCESSFUL. A BETTER JOB OF ROOTING ONE OF THE MOST SUCCESSFUL COACHES IN THE STATE ON OFFENSE AND MADE SURE IT WAS RUNNING AND TRUSTED DEFENSE TO DO ITS THING AND IS ONE OF THE BEST COACHES IN OUR PROCESS OF. I WILL BE WITH ALL THREE PHASES OF ALL TIMES. THE FIRST SPRING FOOTBALL I’M GOING TO WERE AN OFFENSIVE HAD AND TALK TRASH TO THE DEFENSE. I’VE BEEN TALKING TRASH TO THE OFFENSE FOR THE LAST SIX YEARS AND NOW I’M GOING TO FLIP. I’M GOING TO CHEER ON THE O- LINE AND THE QUARTERBACKS AND WIDE RECEIVERS. THE DEFENSE WILL NOT LIKE HEARING MY VOICE THAT WORKS FIRST WEEK OF SPRING FOOTBALL. I TRUST MY COORDINATORS I WILL BE THERE AS AN ASSISTANCE TO THEM. MY OVERALL PERSPECTIVE LOOKING DOWN BUT OTHER THAN THAT I TRUST THOSE GUYS TO GO OUT AND COACH AND DEVELOP THOSE GUYS. AND LOVE THAT. COACH YOU WERE IN THE GAME AGAINST ALABAMA AND YOU WERE THERE FOR THAT COLLEGE PLAYOFF FOOTBALL GAME AND I LOOK AT THE LAST COUPLE YEARS AND THE WAY YOU HAVE RECRUITED AND SAY THIS IS WHAT IT LOOKED LIKE. HOW IS THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE GUYS THAT ARE IN THE 2ND AND 3RD YEAR OF THE PROGRAM LET ALONE THE YOUNG MAN THAT SIGN IN DECEMBER. >>WE ARE VERY EXCITED ABOUT WHAT WE ARE BRINGING BACK ON DEFENSE. WE ARE VERY LARGE UPFRONT AND IF YOU LOOK AT THE OTHER SIDE OF OUR OFFENSIVE LINE SCOTT HAS DONE AN UNBELIEVABLE JOB RECRUITING NFL TALENT ON THAT SIDE OF THE BALL AND I THINK WE MATCH UP WELL WITH THE TEAMS IN OUR CONFERENCE BUT ALSO NATIONALLY. AND YOU KNOW WE JUST NEED A LITTLE BIT MORE UPGRADE OF PLAY AT CERTAIN POSITIONS AND PLAY AT A LITTLE HIGHER LEVEL AND IF WE COULD ALL TAKE IT UP A LITTLE BIT OF A NOTCH WE WILL GET BACK TO THE CFP AND PERFORM BETTER THAN WE DID ON THAT DAY BACK IN 2016. >>I CANNOT WAIT TO SEE THAT HAPPEN, COACH. WE WILL SEE YOU IN A COUPLE OF WEEKS WITH THE SPRING GAME. CONTINUED SUCCESS AND CONGRATULATIONS. APRIL 25TH WE NEED A HUSKY SEE THE IMPACT AND GO, DOGS. LET’S DO IT. WE ALL WANT TO SEE IT. THAT PLACE WAS ROCKING AND I WAS UP THERE FOR THE OREGON GAME. THAT PLACE WAS GOING BONKERS FOR A GOOD STRETCH OF THAT ONE. HOPEFULLY WE WILL SEE THAT IN THE SPRING GAME AS WELL. >>THANKS, GUYS. THE COACH IS TALKING ABOUT HIS

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