The Washington Huskies have completed two days of fall camp and as can be expected not much has been decided. The Huskies did don their new Adidas football uniforms and from this neutral observer, they are subpar at best. The three stripes on the shoulder pads don’t give off that warrior fighting spirit. But as I said its been two days of fall camp and nothing has been decided. We will see if the uniforms grow on me. As for the players, performance here are some quick takeaways.
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SIGNALL CALLER BATTLE
Head coach Chris Petersen told the media during Thursday’s media press conference that he was in no hurry to name a starting quarterback. Petersen was downright elusive when asked how he would make the decision. With the quarterback competition so tight between Junior Jacob Eason and sophomore Jake Haener reps during practice have been evenly distributed between Eason, Haener, and redshirt freshman Jacob Sirmon and freshman Dylan Morris.
Eason has a big arm and that enables him to throw the deep passes without blinking an eye while Haener is more agile and accurate on the short passing routes.
MUCH IS EXPECTED OF WIDE RECEIVERS
Wide receiver Chico McClatcher has returned after leaving the team last October. The coaching staff has high expectations for a unit that has three of its tops performers returning in Aaron Fuller ( 814 receiving yards), Ty Jones( team-high 6TD,s) and Andre Baccellia ( 584 receiving yards). A healthy All American Candidate Hunter Bryant 6’2 224 pound will give the unit a boost. After two days of practice, all three have been catching everything throw their way and look poised for a break out year.
HUSKIES ARE BIG ON THE D-LINE
Greg Gaines has moved on and the question his can the Huskies defensive line take a step forward when it comes to rushing the quarterback. Last year the Huskies had the #1 scoring defense and allowed just 116th rushing yards per game but had a mere 24 sacks for the season. Levi Onwuzurike Jr ( 6-3, 282), Benning Potoa’e (6-3, 277) return and wil bring experience to a unit that could see Reshirtfreshmen Tuli Letuligasenoa (6-1, 336) insert himself into the starting line up.