Sark downplays any issue with Pat Fitzgerald post walk-through location issue
Posted by: Pete Roussel on Monday September 16, 2013
In advance of Washington’s road trip to Soldier Field in Chicago to play Illinois, the Huskies believed they were set use one of the practice fields at Northwestern the day before the game.
Apparently, there was agreement between UW and Northwestern, but Northwestern changed its mind late in the week, leaving Steve Sarkisian’s team to hold a walk-trough at a park in Chicago.
Today, Sarkisian downplayed the issue, but did say there’s probably no love lost between the PAC-12 and Big Ten right now.
“It’s an unfortunate situation,” said Sark. “I don’t think there’s a whole lot of love lost right now between the Big Ten and Pac-12 right now, quite honestly, especially after the Arizona State-Wisconsin game. So it is what it is. Pat Fitzgerald and I exchanged some comments, and we’re fine. I don’t know where it’s going to go from a conference level. It was unfortunate, but in the end, I think it was a positive. It just kept lending to, there’s no distractions for us on this team. If we have to walk through the streets of Chicago to a park in downtown Chicago with a light pole in the middle of the field to practice, we’ll do it. And our guys didn’t skip a beat. It actually worked out really well for us. It’s not a big deal for us anymore. We’ve moved on.”
Washington defeated Illinois 34-24.