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Thiel: Tough talk won't be enough to push University of Washington past Oregon

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UW football coach Jimmy Lake is surrounded by football players in purple and gold uniforms.
Elaine Thompson
The Associated Press
Washington head coach Jimmy Lake, center, leads the team in singing the school fight song to fans after the team beat Arkansas State in an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021, in Seattle. Washington won 52-3.

The University of Washington football team hosts fourth-ranked Oregon on Saturday afternoon. Many believe it's the Huskies' most important game of the season. KNKX sports commentator Art Thiel talked about it with Morning Edition host Kirsten Kendrick.

Kirsten Kendrick has been hosting Morning Edition on KNKX/KPLU since 2006. She has worked in news radio for more than 30 years. Kirsten is also a sports lover. She handles most sports coverage at the station, including helping produce a two-part series on the 50th anniversary of Title IX and the ongoing series "Going Deep."