Husky Stadium moments: Two moments Jim Lambright will always remember
Jim Lambright recalls his two most memorable moments at Husky Stadium.
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As fans count down to Saturday's final game before the Husky Stadium renovation, we asked people who played, coached, cheered and worked there for their favorite moments.
Today, Jim Lambright, who played and coached at Washington for 35 years, reveals his most memorable Husky Stadium moments. His first was a 31-0 shutout of No. 5 USC in 1990, a game in which the Huskies sacked Trojans quarterback Todd Marinovich three times and harassed him all day. The second was a 1993 game against Stanford, Lambright's first game as head coach after Don James' sudden retirement.
• Sept. 22, 1990: "Probably the game against Todd Marinovich. That was the game we sacked him so many times and he said, 'All I saw was purple.'
"I can see him laying there. ... He got hit so many times. They had no answer for what we were doing. It was a tremendous point of success for us and a tremendous win over USC."
• Sept. 4, 1993: "I'll also never forget the first time I walked out of the tunnel as head coach. Don James had retired just before the season.
"We didn't run out, we walked out — together. Then everybody had their arms raised toward the press box, toward where Don and Carol James were sitting. That was our way of honoring them.
"That was a team that could have fallen apart — anyone could have transferred that year under the rules — but they stayed together.
"Then we went out and kicked Stanford's ass."
Lambright, 69, works for Turner Construction, which will renovate Husky Stadium beginning Monday.
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