October 11, 2013, 6:28 pm
With just one day left until the big showdown in Seattle between the Ducks and Huskies, we had to hear from the Husky Honk himself, Dave Mahler. He joined Chad on Flight 750 Friday to preview the big matchup.Softy first talked about how aroused he was for this game versus the Huskies.
“Do you want to protect the FCC license or do you want me to be totally honest with you? We’ll keep it simple, I’m pretty fired up. This is a great chance for Washington to face a top-five team for the second week in a row. They get them at home – One of the bigger home games in awhile. We’ll see if Washington can hang with Oregon but they’ve got a pretty good shot. This is probably the best opportunity they’ve got to win a game like this in a long, long time.”
Softy also talked about the key matchup he will be paying attention to Saturday.
"I think the key matchup is that Husky defense against Marcus Mariota. You can’t let him turn the edge. You can’t let him start picking apart the secondary. You’ve got to get to his face and knock him on his butt and put a shoulder to his rib cage and make him feel it. I mean they’ve got to hit him tomorrow and make him feel pain in that game. I’m not sure if Marcus Mariota has been really roughed up by anybody so far this year. That’s going to be a big part of the game plan for Washington to knock him off his feet and maybe make things difficult for them."
And finally Softy talked about whether he was at all concerned about the Special Teams, which sort of laid an egg last week at Stanford.
"It’s going to be a huge concern. I mean obviously Ty Montgomery was a maniac a week ago. But we know what Oregon can bring to the table and we’ll see if number six plays tomorrow, which I think he will. And if he plays, he’s a totally dynamic player and a guy that Washington is going to have to worry about. I just wouldn’t even kick the ball to him at all. I’d try to find a way to kick it out of the end zone or into the corner and pin them deep if you can.
Take a listen to the hilarious interview and be sure to tune into 750thegame all day Saturday to hear the Ducks take on the Dawgs up North.