Washington head coach Chris Petersen met with the media Monday in his weekly press conference to wrap up the Illinois game, the most impressive performance from his team thus far in the season, and begin preparations for the UW’s last nonconference game.
Four Washington football players spoke to the media at Chris Petersen's weekly press conference on Monday. They looked back on the UW's big win over Illinois last Saturday and forward to the Huskies' matchup with Georgia State this weekend.
Washington got going early and never looked back Saturday, beating Illinois 44-19 at Husky Stadium. Afterwards, numerous UW players and coaches met with the media to talk about the game. Here's what they said.
Head coach Chris Petersen met with the media after practice Thursday for his final media availability before the Washington football team takes the field Saturday against Illinois at 1 p.m. It was one of Petersen's briefer meetings with the media, and he was fairly tight-lipped about several personnel issues, including the reported suspension of starting cornerback Marcus Peters.
Offensive players and coaches met with the media Wednesday to recap the Eastern Washington game in which the Huskies rushed for 356 yards to win in a shootout, scout the Illinois defense, and assess the progression of the offense with Cyler Miles at quarterback. Miles, who made his first start this season last week, was not available to the media today, but is expected to be on Saturday after the game.
A small gesture inscribed on Danny Shelton’s wrist tape didn’t go unnoticed by Washington defensive line coach Jeff Choate. Before the UW’s season opener, Choate saw that Shelton wrote the word “be” on the tape he wrapped carefully around one wrist and “great” on the other.
On Monday, the Washington football team held its weekly press luncheon, with Chris Petersen and numerous players meeting with the media. Here's video of what they said, including Petersen's refusal to comment on a potential suspension for Marcus Peters (more coming on that later).
In the week leading up to Saturday’s game, Eastern Washington quarterback Vernon Adams Jr. drew comparisons to Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, former NFL star Fran Tarkenton, and Johnny Manziel. After passing for 475 yards on 31-of-46 passing with seven touchdowns, Adams lived up to the billing.