The Seattle Times — Huskies’ young receivers embracing daily challenge against UW’s loaded secondary
Good day at @UW_Football Practice Excited for the season ! #GoHuskies #Snagged pic.twitter.com/5I99iTh0S6— Saul Rodriguez (@YaBoyCones) August 12, 2018
Adam Jude’s latest practice report from the Washington Huskies’ fall camp focuses on how the Huskies offense is faring in its task to replace Dante Pettis, who accounted for 26 percent of Washington’s receptions last season. Jude singles out Aaron Fuller and Ty Jones in particular as likely candidates to become Browning’s go-to targets during the 2018 campaign, based on their production so far throughout fall camp.
The Athletic — Offense performs well with red-zone emphasis
Thank you, fans, for coming out and hanging with @UW_Football at Husky Picture Day!#GoHuskies // #PurpleReign pic.twitter.com/TLb8JKw9nU— Washington Athletics (@UWAthletics) August 12, 2018
The most recent dispatch from Christian Caple details the success Washington’s offense realized against the No. 1 defense during Saturday’s open practice. By all accounts, Jake Browning and Co. found little purchase against Pete Kwiatkowski and Jimmy Lake’s defense during the first week of fall camp. This weekend, the pendulum began to swing in the offense’s favor, with the Husky offense hitting paydirt on a Browning TD pass during a live-tackling drill in the red zone.
The Daily — Paopao and the UW tight ends prepare for group effort
Josh Kirshenbaum examines how Jordan Paopao is compensating for the loss of last year’s freshman All American Hunter Bryant, and ponders which tight ends might step up in his absence.
The Seattle Times — In tight competition, pressure mounting for Huskies’ young kickers
Suffice to say that fall camp has so far been, at best, a mixed bag for Washington’s kicking game:
Petersen was asked Friday what he learned about the kickers through the first week of camp.
“That we’ve got a lot of work to do,” he said. “That’s what it is, that we’ve got a lot of work to do. It’s hard in here (Husky Stadium), little bit of wind here. The ball is blowing around a little bit, but we’re going to have to kick in wind for real, so we’ve got to be able to kick in all elements.”
(Somewhere, Dick Baird’s cardiologist sweating bullets.)
Dawgman — Washington Picture Day Thoughts
Kim Grinolds, Scott Eklund and Chris Fetters give a detailed breakdown of what they’ve seen from the Dawgs during this year’s fall camp so far. They give special attention to what they saw in the team’s situational drills, the contributions made by the team’s younger players, and the different configurations they saw along the offensive line.
The Solid Verbal — Pac-12 North and Mountain West (Mountain) Previews
Ty Hildenbrandt and Dan Rubenstein give their national perspective of the race for Pac-12 North, with both agreeing that Washington will begin the season with the inside track toward winning the division championship.
Sports Illustrated — Five Questions About the Jordan McNair Fallout at Maryland
Zooming out from the Pac-12, SI delves into what the future holds for D. J. Durkin and the Maryland football program in the wake of last week’s bombshell report by ESPN detailing the team’s “toxic culture” that may have played a role in the June 2018 death of Jordan McNair, a redshirt freshman offensive lineman who was hospitalized after participating in conditioning sprints during a team workout. SB Nation’s Alex Kirshner has a comprehensive timeline of events that is a helpful primer on the story, as well.
USA Today — If fired by Ohio State, would Urban Meyer get a second chance?
With Urban Meyer on administrative leave while the university looks into what he knew regarding Zach Smith’s alleged history of domestic violence, Paul Myerberg breaks down the likelihood that he’ll land on his feet and get a chance to continue his coaching career. The simple fact is this: No matter what Meyer knew, or how inadequate or morally failing his lack of action was, at some point, some institution somewhere will decide it’s worth hiring a coach who has won national titles at two different institutions.
- Former Washington State Cougars quarterback Ryan Leaf spoke before the Huskies at Chris Petersen’s invitation last weekend.
- The Pac-12 Networks’ Yogi Roth shared his thoughts on Chris Petersen and the contributions he’s made to the college football game.
- Keishawn Bierria, now a Denver Bronco, spoke about how playing for Petersen prepared him for life in the NFL.
.@Broncos ILB Keishawn Bierria talks about how Coach Petersen prepared him for life in the @NFL.#PurpleReign // #ProDawgs pic.twitter.com/9JYzxCGxfP— Washington Football (@UW_Football) August 12, 2018
- Some sights and sounds from Washington’s recent practices.
It’s one of my favorite places to be - Husky Stadium had an awesome vibe today. There’s a reason why @UW_Football is one of the best teams in the country - @CoachPeteUW really is terrific! pic.twitter.com/zlQM8JB6rw— Michael Yam (@Mike_Yam) August 12, 2018
20 DAYS #PurpleReign pic.twitter.com/9SMoyPKTjY— Washington Football (@UW_Football) August 13, 2018
Seize every opportunity #PurpleReign pic.twitter.com/r3Hnw8EqWl— Washington Football (@UW_Football) August 12, 2018
There is so much in this one picture that I am grateful for. Hopefully you see it too. Try to block out the distractions of the world to focus on the good things in life! Be grateful today! GET YOUR MIND RIGHT!! GOD BLESS!! pic.twitter.com/u2TFanqPxK— Ikaika Malloe (@MalloeMalloe) August 13, 2018
It was great to have Husky Nation back at the #GreatestSetting.— Washington Football (@UW_Football) August 12, 2018
All the sights from practice and Husky Picture Day. #PurpleReign
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Dawg fans...thanks for coming to spend the afternoon with us yesterday! pic.twitter.com/jyaKgazHNA— Coach Petersen (@CoachPeteUW) August 12, 2018