On stage ... Washington

PASADENA, Calif. -- Some quick hits from media day.

  • Coach Steve Sarkisian with LB Mason Foster. Washington was picked sixth in the media poll after finishing seventh in 2009.

  • Sarkisian: "For us, the real challenge is taking that next step."

  • On coaching against Lane Kiffin, who is a friend from their days together at USC: "It will be fun to kind of see each other on opposing sidelines."

  • On QB Jake Locker staying: "I think all along if you asked him he really wanted to stay."