Don James (15th year)
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8–4 (5–3 Pac-10)
Gary Pinkel (6th year)
The 1989 Washington Huskies football team was an American football team that represented the University of Washington during the 1989 NCAA Division I-A football season. In its fifteenth season under head coach Don James, the team compiled an 8–4 record, finished in a three-way tie for second place in the Pac-10 Conference, and outscored its opponents by a combined total of 332 to 225. Bern Brostek was selected as the team's most valuable player. Dennis Brown, Cary Conklin, Martin Harrison, and Andre Riley were the team captains.
After opening with two wins, Washington lost three straight, then won five of six to complete the regular season at 7–4.
1989 Washington Huskies football team Wikipedia
After missing bowl season the previous year, the Huskies traveled south to Anaheim Stadium and defeated Florida 34–7 in the Freedom Bowl. They led 27–7 at halftime and held All-American running back Emmitt Smith, a future hall of famer, to just 17 yards on seven carries in his final college game.