Help Wanted: Huskies Ready to Put Cook Back to Work

Further demonstrating how exceptional the University of Washington football team was last season, the previous coaching staff started seven different safeties, either unable to keep them healthy or unwilling to trust them. for a long time.

Gone were the days, at least temporarily, when proven players like Budda Baker and Taylor Rapp roamed the back line of the Husky defense and were immovable objects all season long.

During the lost 2021 season, Alex Cook drew the most starting Husky safety assignments (9) by a wide margin. He did it even as he was leaving a midseason game in Arizona in terrifying fashion — Cook suffered a concussion that left him prone and shut down the crowd, strapped to a stretcher on the field and loaded into a emergency vehicle and was transported to a Tucson hospital. .

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