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Sarkisian invites live tiger to practice

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08:13 AM ET 09.05 | Washington linebacker Travis Feeney asked a legitimate question Tuesday at practice. "A tiger? Why do we have a tiger here?" Feeney asked. Then he realized -- the Huskies play at LSU, the Tigers, Saturday night in Baton Rouge, La. And in one of the more enduring traditions in college sports, LSU's live tiger mascot is a fixture at home games. ... "The whole emphasis of it was just to get used to it now so when we get down there, no one will be surprised or caught off-guard," said senior center and team captain Drew Schaefer. Husky coach Steve Sarkisian -- who was not available for comment, as is customary on Tuesdays -- apparently thought of the idea a few months ago. The school contacted A Walk on the Wild Side, a wildlife preserve in Canby, Ore.

The Seattle Times

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September 5, 2012  08:32 AM ET

Good grief. That's all I got.

September 5, 2012  08:45 AM ET

Witnessing coaching genius....

September 5, 2012  08:47 AM ET

At least it was in a cage. The tigers on saturday won't be.

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September 5, 2012  09:12 AM ET
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Maybe they should invite the SeaHawks and 92k to practice...Cuz thats what it will be like Sat night...

You sayin' the Bayou Aggies could beat the Seahawks?

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September 5, 2012  09:12 AM ET

I thought maybe he was taking a lesson from the movie Talladega nights. We can see how fast you boys can run now.

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September 5, 2012  09:13 AM ET

"What do tigers dream of...."did Sark get it from Mike Tyson?

September 5, 2012  09:17 AM ET

"What do tigers dream of..." did Sark get it from Mike Tyson?

September 5, 2012  09:18 AM ET
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aTm could do that.

Where did they put you in time out? Brainwash chamber?

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September 5, 2012  09:25 AM ET
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But UW wont know the difference Sat night...

I'll buy that.

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September 5, 2012  09:32 AM ET

You need to worry about the quickness, durability, and athleticism of the LSU players instead of a animal in a cage.

September 5, 2012  09:32 AM ET

In a related story: Tiger eats kicker at UW practice....

September 5, 2012  09:49 AM ET
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Good grief. That's all I got.

So now he has leveled the playing field (LOL)

 
September 5, 2012  10:06 AM ET

He invited a tiger to practice? Just how does one invite a tiger in tigerspeak?

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