Kirk Herbstreit seems excited about what Kalen DeBoer can do at Washington.

The college football expert and ESPN personality tweeted over the weekend he misses when Washington was “a consistent powerhouse out west,” and that he’s looking forward to seeing DeBoer get the Huskies rolling again. You and everyone in Husky Nation, Herby.

The former Ohio State quarterback played in the late 80s and early 90s. When Herbstreit was playing, Don James was leading the Huskies to Rose Bowl after Rose Bowl. The two sides didn’t meet when Herbstreit was in Columbus, though they did face each other for a home-and-home in the two years after he left town. Ohio State took the first meeting at home, Washington returned the favor in Seattle a year later.

In 18 years with Washington, James won 150 games and 10 bowl games. Washington won at least nine games eight times and reached double-digit wins five times. He won four Rose Bowls and an Orange Bowl.

Rich Neuheisel had a breakthrough season in 2000, but until Chris Petersen came around in 2014 and elevated the program to College Football Playoff status, the Huskies spent years trying to recapture some of that magic from before the turn of the century.

DeBoer’s predecessor was picked by Petersen as his replacement, but things crashed and burned in just two seasons. Now, DeBoer is looking to provide some stability.

Count Herbstreit among those rooting for him to succeed.