In a blur of dark purple and chrome gold, John Ross left the BYU kick coverage team in his path of speedy destruction. Ross’ 100-yard kickoff return for a touchdown in the Fight Hunger Bowl last December “punctured a hole in the game,” as fellow wide receiver Jaydon Mickens put it, and helped lead the Huskies to their first nine-win season since 2000.
One week from today, the Washington football team will be in Hawaii preparing for its season opener, which is now just nine days away. On Thursday, we caught up with five Huskies to get their thoughts on the trip and fall camp to this point.
Wednesday, the Washington football team announced home-and-home series with BYU and Michigan, adding the Cougars to the nonconference schedule for the 2018 and 2019 seasons and the Wolverines to the 2020 and 2021 seasons.
While UW head coach Chris Petersen did not speak with the media after practice Wednesday, many of his defensive players and coaches did. They spoke on the improvement of the defense and their excitement for the season to start, among other topics.
Head coach Chris Petersen met with the media Tuesday following his team's practice to talk about his new Twitter account, how many freshmen he sees playing this year, and the benefits of having healthy competitions in fall camp. Here's video of his media availability and what he had to say.
Exactly one of the Washington football team’s defensive backs has played in more than four games for the Huskies. That would be fourth-year junior Marcus Peters. But the group’s lack of experience hasn’t prevented the secondary from impressing as the UW enters its third week of training camp.