The Huskies, finally, are whole again. Or something close to whole, anyway. Those players who were struck with season-ending injuries in 2017 made their anticipated return to the field Friday.
The Washington Huskies open fall camp on Friday afternoon with plenty of reasons for optimism. Among them, the Huskies were picked sixth in the preseason coaches’ poll on Thursday. But there are questions looming that will start to be answered over the next month:
One of the most touted recruits ever to sign with the Huskies has asked for his release from his National Letter of Intent.
The chatter on the Snapchat group chat had been building toward this day. For months, members of the Washington Huskies’ 2018 recruiting class had kept in touch through their private social-media setting, communicating “every day, all the time,” tight end Devin Culp said.
Former Eastern Washington defensive back and graduate of North Central High School nearly doubles his salary as Washington co-defensive coordinator and is scheduled to make $1.1 million in 2018.
The San Francisco 49ers got more help for quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo on Friday by trading up in the NFL draft to take speedy receiver and record-setting returner Dante Pettis out of Washington with the 44th overall pick.
Over an eight-year period, from 2005 through 2012, the Washington Huskies had only one player selected in the first round of the NFL draft. One. That was Jake Locker in 2011.
Jake Haener is the one quarterback on the Washington roster who didn’t come in with a can’t-miss recruiting profile.
Junior receiver has followed up his strong finish to the 2017 season with an impressive spring. “I love having that pressure on me,” Fuller says of being a go-to receiver for the Huskies.
The Huskies’ new apparel deal with Adidas ends a 20-year partnership with Nike and will rank among the top-10 most valuable in college athletics.
I come to you today slightly puzzled, which, granted, is not an uncommon state of mind for me. The subject this time is Jake Browning.
As a defensive back for Pete Carroll’s USC teams from 2005-09, Will Harris was in the middle of one of the greatest runs in Pac-12 Conference history. Over a four-year period, those Trojans teams went 35-6 and appeared in four consecutive Rose Bowls.