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Sep.
25th

Chris Petersen expects WR John Ross to ‘suit up and play’ against Stanford

Huskies coach Chris Petersen met with reporters earlier today for the final time before Washington’s game against Stanford on Saturday, and it sounds as if he expects sophomore receiver John Ross to be able to play.

Ross sat out last week’s 45-14 victory over Georgia State with a leg injury, but Petersen said Thursday that the expectation this week is for Ross to “suit up and play. That’s our expectation, and we’ll kind of go from there after that.” Ross, who practiced this week, leads the Huskies with 224 yards receiving on six catches with three touchdowns. Read more »

Aug.
21st

Offensive line is Huskies’ most experienced position group, but there’s still room for improvement

Washington offensive lineman Ben Riva (59) runs with teammates during the first session of NCAA college football practice before the upcoming fall season, Monday, Aug. 4, 2014, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Washington offensive lineman Ben Riva (59) runs with teammates during the first session of NCAA college football practice before the upcoming fall season, Monday, Aug. 4, 2014, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

SEATTLE – Before the Washington Huskies began fall camp, first-year coach Chris Petersen sat outside at a table on a sunny, late-July, weekday afternoon in Hollywood, and he was asked about how nice it must be to have such depth along both the offensive and defensive lines.

He half-agreed with that implication.

“I don’t see the same depth on the defensive line as I do on the offensive line,” Petersen said at Pac-12 media days. “These guys have all played a lot.” Read more »

April
26th

Ben Riva is ready to be the starting right tackle and a few Husky links

Obviously one of the biggest questions surrounding the Huskies offensive line is who will be the starters at left and right tackle. Micah Hatchie and Ben Riva have taken every snap at as the first-team left and right tackles this spring. For Riva, it’s been an up and down spring – which is to be expected. But he is committed to improving and grabbing that starting right tackle spot.

From my story in today’s paper.

His performance is not surprising to coach Steve Sarkisian. He expected some highs and lows.

“He’s

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