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Cyler Miles To Miss Spring Practices

QB Cyler Miles to take a personal leave from the football program while remaining enrolled. This is not a disciplinary issue.

QB Cyler Miles is taking a leave of absence from the program
QB Cyler Miles is taking a leave of absence from the program
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UW just announced that Cyler Miles has taken leave from the team for personal reasons. The move is not disciplinary and the accompanying statement indicates that Miles is welcome to return.

With the offseason transfer of Troy Williams, the Huskies will be somewhat short-handed at QB to begin the spring. All eyes will be on RS Frosh KJ Carta-Samuels.  However, the real beneficiary of this development may be Jr. Jeff Lindquist who has one career start and was Cyler's primary backup much of the season.

Here is the full statement:

March 13, 2015 
Statement from the UW Football program:

Washington quarterback Cyler Miles will take a voluntary leave of absence from the UW football program and will not participate in 2015 spring practice, head coach Chris Petersen announced today.

Miles has come to this decision for personal reasons, and will remain enrolled at the UW. This is not a disciplinary matter.

"Cyler is dealing with some things in his life that are more important than football, and he felt it was important to take some time away from the game," Petersen said. "We are working to support him in any way we can and hope he returns back to the football field soon."

While no one at the UW - including coaches, players or administration - will have any further comment on the matter, respect for Miles' privacy is requested.

We'd like to echo the sentiments of the UW here and request that we avoid speculation on the "why" of this and instead focus on how this will impact the QB competition and the program moving forward.