As is usually the case at Pac-12 media day, a few of us reporters had the chance to sit down during lunch with Washington coach Chris Petersen and discuss a wide array of topics, ranging from football to golf to the importance of a good night’s sleep. Here’s a transcript of nearly everything he had to say.
(On preparing for Pac-12 grind) “The guys who have to be ready for the week-in, week-out dogfight and grind is the players. Our coaches are always the same as coaches. But those are going to be hard-fought games every week.”
(On talent level at UW) “I think so. Like I’ve said, I think there are some really good players. We’ve got a few holes that we’ve got to fill. I think there are some places we don’t have quite the depth that we need. Overall I’ve been impressed with players like Ben (Riva), go down the list, Hau’oli (Kikaha). There are some good players.” Read more »
FROM HOLLYWOOD – Just as Jaimie Bryant’s Washington Huskies football career was beginning, it came to an end.
UW coach Chris Petersen told a handful of reporters during lunch at Thursday’s Pac-12 media day that Bryant, a freshman defensive lineman from Tumwater, will take a medical retirement after doctors discovered an apparently serious back injury during the offseason.
Petersen said Bryant will likely remain in the program in some capacity, and as is customary with medical retirements, he will remain on scholarship throughout his academic career at UW. Read more »