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- Chris Petersen had his first “game week” press conference of the season yesterday. You can watch the entire press conference here.
- As you’ve probably heard by now, Petersen announced two suspensions yesterday. Senior linebacker and pre-season All-American Azeem Victor has been suspended for the season-opener against Rutgers, while junior defensive back Austin Joyner has been suspended for two games. Both were suspended for a violation of team rules.
- The Huskies' depth at middle linebacker for the season opener took another hit yesterday when Adam Jude of the Seattle Times reported that back-up linebacker D.J. Beavers will miss the first month of the season with a foot injury.
- Another bad piece of news came out of the press conference yesterday when Coach Pete announced that senior tight end David Ajamu broke his leg during fall camp and will miss the entire season. To make matters even worse, his apartment recently burnt down as well.
- The Huskies released their depth chart yesterday evening. It looks as though Jesse Sosebee has won the battle for the starting left guard spot, and that redshirt freshman walk-on Ryan Bowman has worked his way into the two deep, behind Benning Potoa’e at Buck. Though, It’s important to remember that the Huskies' depth charts under Petersen are not always completely reflective of the actual situation, so it may be better to interpret them as a “seating chart,” to borrow the coaching staff’s term.
- Adam Jude offers his analysis of the Huskies depth chart. Good stuff as always from Jude.
- Rutgers also released their depth chart yesterday. The biggest thing of note is probably that their leading receiver from last season, Jawuan Harris, is not listed in the two-deeps. As Keith Sargeant of Newjersey.com points out, the Scarlet Knights' depth chart includes 10 true freshman in the two deeps.
- Andy Staples of Sports Illustrated wrote about Huskies sophomore starting right guard Nick Harris, and how he is a perfect embodiment of coach Pete’s OKG philosophy. I highly recommend that all Huskies fans check it out.
- Stewart Mandel of the newly created The Athletic is all-in on the Huskies this season.
- Jon Wilner of the Mercury News is also high on the Huskies, as he projects the Dawgs to return to the College Football Playoff this season.
- The UW Men’s soccer team is off to a 2-0 start this season, and have cracked the top-ten, checking in at #10.
- On that note, Sophomore Joey Parish was named the Pac-12 Men’s Soccer player of the week after scoring a goal and recording an assist in the Huskies 2-0 victory over Loyala Marymount.
That’s it for me. Go Dawgs!