The second fall camp of the Chris Petersen era begins at 10:30 a.m. today at Husky Stadium. The morning practice is for veterans, with a 4 p.m. practice scheduled later today that’s mostly for newcomers. Defensive players and assistant coaches will be available after the first practice for interviews, so we’ll have plenty from that session.
Until then, it’s the return of the links. Bask in their glory. Bask.
--- Here’s our story in today’s newspaper previewing the start of camp, focusing on the still undecided quarterback competition. An excerpt:
SEATTLE -- Chris Petersen joked on Friday that if there’s any position group that reporters need not watch when the Washington Huskies begin preseason practices on Saturday morning, it’s the quarterbacks.
“That’ll narrow things down for you,” the UW head coach said. “Go everywhere else, but there.”
It was a nice try, anyway.
The truth is that UW’s quarterback competition deserves as many headlines as it gets. Consistency mostly eluded the Huskies’ passing game last season under the guidance of since-retired quarterback Cyler Miles, who completed 66.6 percent of his passes and threw only four interceptions, but too often seemed hesitant to stay in the pocket and take shots down the field.
That said, Petersen clearly believed throughout the season that Miles was the Huskies’ best option. And now they don’t even have him.
--- In case you missed it, Petersen announced yesterday that sophomore cornerback Naijiel Hale has been dismissed from the program for disciplinary reasons.
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