Edefuan Ulofoshio hijacks Michael Penix Jr.'s media availability, trolls him over music
Edefuan Ulofoshio and Michael Penix Jr. — two leaders of the Washington football team, one on each side of the ball — seem pretty loose heading into the biggest game of their college career.
The Huskies face Texas at the Sugar Bowl on Monday in the second College Football Playoff semifinal. On Saturday, the team took part in a media day in New Orleans and Ulofoshio used the time to troll Penix a little.
Ulofoshio did his best impersonation of a reporter, introducing himself and his affiliation, got his camera ready to record a response, and asked Penix to settle a debate. “There’s been a lot of talk about how Africans, more specifically Nigerians make better music than Jamaicans. Could you give me your thoughts on that?” Ulofoshio asked.
The back-and-forth that ensued was wonderful. Dawgman’s Kim Grinolds captured the entire exchange:
— Kim Grinolds (@KimGrinolds) December 30, 2023
Penix has led the Huskies to a 13-0 record and a Pac-12 title while piloting the nation’s top passing attack. After injuries robbed Ulofoshio of the better part of his 2021 and 2022 seasons, the linebacker has returned to form in 2023 to earn All-Pac-12 First Team honors.
They’ll look to lead UW to the CFP National Championship Game with a win on Monday night. Kickoff from New Orleans is set for 5:45 p.m. PT on ESPN.