Washington and Washington State at the NFL combine: Jacob Eason says ‘I felt ready’ to leave school and enter the draft
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 25, 2020
Should quarterback Jacob Eason have stayed at UW for another season? That remains a debate as the NFL combine kicks off this week.
Records obtained from a December 2018 UW visit by nine football players offer a glimpse of what a recruiting trip can look like for touted high-school athletes. Nationwide, recruiting budgets have swelled around college football. Under then-coach Chris Petersen, the Huskies were an exception.
New Washington coach Jimmy Lake made his first major coaching hire Friday, adding John Donovan as the Huskies’ new offensive coordinator.
In the 2019 season, his first as UW’s starter, Ahmed led the Huskies with 1,020 rushing yards and added 5.4 yards per carry and 11 touchdowns.
For Washington football fans, Offensive Coordinator Watch continues.
Still, handicapping UW’s impending quarterback competition is a futile exercise until new head coach Jimmy Lake names an offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach.
Washington quarterback Jacob Eason says he will skip his final year of college and enter the NFL draft. Eason started 13 games for UW last season after beginning his college career at Georgia and transferring following his sophomore season.
Washington has fired offensive coordinator Bush Hamdan after a season during which the Huskies’ offense failed to meet expectations.
In his first few moments as the no-longer-defensive coordinator and now-official head coach of Washington, Jimmy Lake was looking for people to hug.
UW’s defense certainly did that in the first half on Saturday, and the Huskies held on to send Chris Petersen out with a 38-7 win over his former team in the Las Vegas Bowl.
Chris Petersen brought Boise State into the national consciousness with trick plays and toughness. He returned Washington to the top of the Pac-12 with his kind of guys.
Chris Petersen was in a rather playful mood Friday, the day before his final game as the University of Washington’s football coach. In fact, it may be his final game ever as a coach, but Petersen is still sorting out his future, not quite three weeks since his stunning decision to resign.
That ranking, regardless of what the coach-in-waiting may say, had to be a beautiful sight for Huskies fans. To see 247Sports dub Washington’s recruiting class as the 14th-best in the country must have been as sweet as it was satisfying.