Kalen DeBoer has brought the Washington Huskies back to the College Football Playoff in just his second season with the program.

UW didn’t hold a watch party on Sunday during the CFP selection show like some other schools did. Washington told ESPN’s Molly McGrath it expected to be in the field. All business.

“I’m sure it was a little different for me than it was Coach Sark,” DeBoer told ESPN after the field was announced. “It was an enjoyable day.”

While drama surrounded the third and fourth spots in the field, every expectation was that Washington — which sits at 13-0 on the year with a Pac-12 Championship already secured — was safely in the field. The Huskies beat Oregon 34-31 last Friday. That was that.

“It was a short week for us from the last game of the regular season, our Apple Cup game, and the quick turnaround to the Pac-12 Championship. We knew we needed to win that football game,” DeBoer said. “Hat’s off to our coaching staff and our players for grinding through the week, putting a great gameplan together, and going out and executing it.

“It did allow for a very enjoyable day yesterday. A chance to watch some college football, kind of be a fan, make some plans, make some preparations, kind of get ready for the other things our job has in store. It was a good day.”

Now, the staff turns its attention to Texas.

The Huskies will face off against the Longhorns in the Sugar Bowl on Jan. 1. The winner will play in the CFP National Championship Game.