By Senators von Reichbauer, Gaspard, Rasmussen, Oke, Madsen, Rinehart, Bailey, Barr, Murray, Thorsness, Cantu, Patterson, Stratton, Jesernig, Saling and Anderson


     WHEREAS, The University of Washington Husky Football Team, under the direction of Coach Don James, received the national rank of Top-Dawg, winning their first National Championship; and

     WHEREAS, The Huskies won their second straight Pacific-Ten Championship and represented the PAC-10 at the Tournament of Roses in Pasadena, California on New Years Day, 1992; and

     WHEREAS, The James Gang then thoroughly dominated a top-ranked, Heisman Trophy-toting Michigan team, winning the Rose Bowl 34-14; and

     WHEREAS, The victory sealed a perfect season for Coach James and the Huskies with 12 wins; and

     WHEREAS, Coach James holds many lofty accomplishments such as the winningest coach in Husky history, the most victories by any coach in the prestigious PAC-8 and/or PAC-10 Conference and now a national championship; and

     WHEREAS, Among his peers, Coach James is recognized as the finest coach in the nation, winning the heralded Bear Bryant coaching award; and

     WHEREAS, When one national publication ranked the three best college football coaches in the country, it listed in order: Don James, Don James, Don James; and

     WHEREAS, Don James' winning ways are not limited to only the football field; and

     WHEREAS, Don James has been described by some sources as being knee deep in charitable organizations, including many local civic groups such as the Boy Scouts, March of Dimes, American Cancer Fund, Junior Achievement and Cystic Fibrosis; and

     WHEREAS, Don James is very fortunate, receiving a great amount of encouragement and fervor in his pursuits on the football field and off of it from a former cheerleader, his wife, Carol;

     NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, By the Senate of the State of Washington, That the members of the Senate -- be they Huskies or even Cougars or alumni of other respected institutions -- express their gratitude and pride to Coach James, his coaching staff and all the members of the 1991 National Champion University of Washington Husky Football Team; and

     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That copies of this resolution be immediately transmitted by the Secretary of the Senate to Coach Don James, his staff and the entire 1991 Husky football team.


I, Gordon A. Golob, Secretary of the Senate,

do hereby certify that this is a true and

correct copy of Senate Resolution 1992-8719,

adopted by the Senate February 12, 1992.





Secretary of the Senate