Washington's second bye week of the season was a chance for Steve Sarkisian's team to regroup after a rough October and get ready for a hectic final four games that will determine whether 2013 was a success.
Sarkisian said Monday the break was important in getting some players healthy. Quarterback Keith Price and running back Bishop Sankey got some rest and the Huskies welcomed left guard Dexter Charles back to practice after he had missed the past two games with a shoulder injury.
The Huskies (5-3, 2-3 Pac-12) begin their final stretch on Saturday hosting Colorado. A win over the Buffaloes will make the Huskies bowl eligible for the fourth straight season, but it's what they do following at UCLA, at Oregon State and vs. Washington State that'll determine if Washington can escape the 7-6 plateau of the last three regular seasons.