Huskies Impressed by Early Showing of Isaiah Thomas

SEATTLE (AP) - After yet another loss, the Washington football

team faces the prospect of facing one of college football's

powerhouses next Saturday - the seventh-ranked USC Trojans.

After losing to Notre Dame over the weekend, 33-7, the Huskies

are now 0-7, and actually have nine straight losses going back to

last season. They will not be going to a bowl game for the sixth

straight year.

Washington avoided its first shutout at home since 1976 by

scoring with just 2:56 left in the game, against Notre Dame's

backups.

Huskies coach Tyrone Willingham called it (quote) "not a good

performance," and said the players and coaches must draw on

"basic pride" to change the team's course.

Willingham is now 11-32 in his four seasons at Washington and

the Huskies are 0-7 for only the second time in school history.

Still, athletic director Scott Woodward has said repeatedly that

he won't make a decision about Willingham's tenure until after the

season.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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