A slight diversion for you. Check out the fascinating way – the ONLY way – that a Todd Turner Athletics Department could ever claim a national championship.
The Washington Huskies are staking their claim to the 1960 National Championship. The Huskies – who beat #1 Minnesota in the Orange Bowl – were not declared champions by most polls after the bowl games, as most polls were finalized before bowl season. The 1960 champion of record is Minnesota.
â€œWe never sat around and said â€˜Hey weâ€™re national champs,â€™ but we did feel very strongly that we beat the No. 1 team in the nation,â€ said George Fleming, a running back on the 1960 team. â€œBased upon that, and our performance beforehand, we shouldâ€™ve been crowned as No. 1 team.â€
To celebrate their… ahem… championship, the Huskies will raise a championship flag and don throwback jerseys for the September 29th game with USC, according to the Seattle Times.