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What to watch for when UW hosts Portland State, plus Mike Vorel’s prediction

UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 9, 2022

Washington (1-0) plays host to Portland State (0-1) on Saturday at Husky Stadium at 1 p.m. The Huskies, 28.5-point favorites, are led on offense by QB Michael Penix Jr. (67% completions, 345 passing yards, four pass TD, 0 INT, 27 rushing yards) and WR Jalen McMillan (five catches, 87 yards, 2 TD). On defense, UW got solid performances in week one from LB Alphonzo Tuputala (8 tackles, 1 tackle for loss) and edge Bralen Trice (four tackles, 1 sack).

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Commentary: After last year’s debacle, an air of optimism surrounds Huskies in 2022. Will it last?

UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 2, 2022

Sep. 2—The Huskies' football debacle of 2021 is still hanging over the program like a lingering fog. But from the day he was hired in November as Jimmy Lake's replacement, Kalen DeBoer has done everything he can to imbue the Huskies with a blast of fresh, cleansing air. And now, as a new season dawns, there is the scent of change, of restoration, and of redemption hovering over the Huskies. ...
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Analysis: Five key factors for a UW turnaround in 2022

UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 1, 2022

SEATTLE – A football season is defined by a thousand different factors – weather forecasts and situational play calls and healthy knee ligaments and controversial penalties and catches and drops and locker room speeches, flea flickers and timeouts and goal-line stands. It’s the football equivalent of a Jackson Pollock painting, with no two paintings (or seasons) exactly alike.
Sports >  Whitworth

A legacy of elite frontmen: New lead slingers take the reins at Washington State, Eastern and UW, schools where excellent QB play is the standard

UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 1, 2022

Cameron Ward will start at Washington State. Michael Penix Jr. will do so at Washington. Gunner Talkington is now the starter at Eastern Washington. All three are out to prove this fall that they are the next frontman to lead his team to great seasons. Because at these programs, through exhaustive recruiting and rigorous development and retention, excellent quarterback play has become the standard.
Sports >  Whitworth

Top 40 countdown: John Friesz, Jason Gesser and Ryan Leaf set the standard for greatness among local college QBs over the past 40 seasons

It's pretty much a given that the Golden Age of College Quarterbacking in our neck of the gridiron extends from the early 1980s to today. In that span, the college programs of the Inland Northwest have produced 10 NFL draft picks, five Walter Payton Award winners and 26 of the 30 winningest quarterbacks in the schools' collective histories. So 40 pretty good years. Let's see if we can come up with the best quarterbacks, from 1 to 40.
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2022 football preview: UW hits the stage with a new lineup led by an exciting new duo – coach Kalen DeBoer and QB Michael Penix Jr.

For context, a brief recap of the grim 2021 season: The Washington Huskies opened their football season with their first loss in history to an FCS team (Montana) and wrapped it up with a 40-13 shellacking by their in-state rival Washington State. In between, they won just four games and agreed to shell out $9.9 million to be rid of their head coach, Jimmy Lake (a former player at North Central High and Eastern Washington).
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Commentary: Set to make debut, UW’s DeBoer focuses only on getting a win

UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 1, 2022

Aug. 30—List of annoying things. 1. Seeing the bubbles but not getting a text. 2. Your Peloton instructor screaming at you to "push it!" while he sits idle. 3. Sports writers who think they know exactly what's going on inside a head coach's head. Yes, that third one is a preface. I'm not going to pretend to have access to a portal that can place me between Kalen DeBoer's ears. I'm going to ...