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Cyler Miles returns as Washington's starting quarterback

After sitting out Washington's 24-10 loss to Arizona State last week following a head injury suffered the week before, third-year sophomore Cyler Miles has resumed starting quarterback duties for the Huskies this week, coach Chris Petersen said on Monday.

Redshirt freshman Troy Williams started for the Huskies against ASU. Petersen said Miles was available, but he wanted to give Williams the start after he had practiced all week with the No. 1 offense.

“Cyler’s OK. He’s been OK since probably mid-week," Petersen said. "No change there. It seems the same. A guy gets dinged and you don’t get him back the next day. If there’s any lingering effects it’s going to prolong things. We had him available and we had him going mid-week, but just really didn’t have enough reps and wanted to be safe with him and all those things.”

Miles, though, was back with the No. 1 offense at practice on Monday and will start against Colorado on Saturday (10 a.m., Pac-12 Networks).

"The guy's not going to lose his starting job because he gets an injury," Petersen said.