The University of Washington Football team took to the field Wednesday morning to begin the teams Spring Football drills. The Huskies will hold fifteen practices which will conclude with the teams Spring Preview on April 27th ( 12:00pm) at Husky Stadium.
If hope springs eternal then Wednesday’s practice was about what lies ahead for a program that saw the departure of quarterback Jake Browning, running Myles Gaskin, middle linebacker Ben Burr-Kirvin, and potentially three first-round defensive backs in Taylor Rapp, JoJo Mcintosh, and Byron Murphy.
BREAKING DOWN THE OFFENSE
The two of the many questions for head coach Chris Petersen and his staff is how and can the team get better. The team’s offensive line returns a solid core in tackles Trey Adams, Jared Hilbers, Guards Luke Wattenburg, Jaxson Kirkland and center Nick Harris.
Jake Haener, Jacob Eason, Jacob Simon and Colson Yankoff will all battle for supremacy at quarterback. Eason is the front runner but much could change between now and August 31 st when the Huskies host Eastern Washington to kick off the 2019 schedule.
Wide receivers Andre Baccellia, Arron Fuller, Ty Jones and Terrell Bynum, Alex Cook and Jordan Chin are all in the mixt at the wide receiver position along with senior Chico Mcclatcher who seems to have found his love for football. Cade Otton and Hunter Bryant return to make up one the best tight end duo’s in the league. Again it’s April so hope springs eternal.
Salvon Ahmed, Kamari Pleasant and Sean McGrew are the front runners to replace the departed Myles Gaskin. Malik Braxton and Jamyn Patu will give it their best and if given enough reps could surprise.
UP NEXT DEFENSE