As the season opener looms ever closer, the questions surrounding the always-allusive "starting lineup," and who the backups will be are slowly getting answered. We've got news about the kickers, the offensive line, the quartebacks :
The big news, of course, is the revelation that Jeff Lindquist will start at QB against Hawaii
Lindquist gets start for Washington opener at Hawaii. Remains to be seen if Cyler Miles takes over thereafter. http://t.co/xLsjV4BWRh— Ted Miller (@TedMillerRK) August 22, 2014
I believe Jeff Lindquist will be first UW starting QB who grew up in 206 area code since Isaiah Stanback.— Christian Caple (@ChristianCaple) August 22, 2014
Tom Flick, Billy Joe Hobert, Damon & Brock Huard, Chris Chandler, Jake Locker, Marques Tuiasosopo… Jeff Lindquist is in pretty good company.— UW Dawg Pound (@UWSBN) August 22, 2014
So proud of my guy Jeff Lindquist on being named the #UW starting QB vs Hawaii! Let's make em all believers now! #BFA pic.twitter.com/xDzA6Jwyq5— Taylor Barton (@TaylorBarton12) August 22, 2014
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If you were wondering about the kickoff situation, check this out.
Jeff Choate said ideal scenario is to have Tristan Vizcaino help Cameron Van Winkle with kickoff duties.— Christian Caple (@ChristianCaple) August 20, 2014
It appears that, while Cameron Van Winkle will be taking the majority of the kickoffs, Tristan Vizcaino will be chipping in as well, probably to spare Cameron from unneccesary strain on his back. It looks like the staff is planning on scoring a bunch of points this year, and Van Winkle is going to need some help with the huge number of kickoffs that will be coming.
A little about some freshmen receivers:
One teammate believes freshmen Brayden Lenius and Dante Pettis will contribute for UW's receiving corps this year: http://t.co/2gqZgxCavF— Adam Jude (@A_Jude) August 22, 2014
Apparently there's been some moving and shaking on the offensive line (honestly there hasn't been much):
There has been some shuffling on @UW_Football's veteran offensive line, where pass protection is a new priority: http://t.co/8z0tIsAze4— Adam Jude (@A_Jude) August 20, 2014
Here's the dots:
- Colin Tanigawa has been getting reps exclusively at center the past month, instead of right guard, where he previously played. He's been splitting reps with Mike Criste, and apparently the competition between the two is quite, well, competitive.
If you have any doubts about Colin's fall camp, check this out:
Colin Tanigawa has been @UW_Football's most impressive O-lineman this month, and he could be the new starting center: http://t.co/bdNDWbCktl— Adam Jude (@A_Jude) August 21, 2014
- There's been a very large emphasis on getting "beefier," if that's a word ... James Atoe (right guard) is the biggest lineman, weighing in at a very burly 381 (up from 341) ... while Dexter Charles (left guard) has gained 22 pounds since last season and is up to 311.
- The biggest difference this year is the experience of the front 5 and large amount of depth behind those guys.