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June
22nd

Huskies QB Cyler Miles retiring from football due to injury

Washington quarterback Cyler Miles passes against Washington State in the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014, in Pullman, Wash. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Washington quarterback Cyler Miles passes against Washington State in the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014, in Pullman, Wash. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Washington announced today that quarterback Cyler Miles will not return to the team, which in itself is not surprising news.

But it’s a bit of a surprise that the stated reason for Miles’ retirement, per UW, is a persistent hip injury that apparently bothered the Centennial, Colorado, native throughout his career.

UW announced on March 13 that Miles was taking a voluntary leave of absence for unspecified reasons, and after he missed all of spring football, it appeared increasingly unlikely that he would return to the team.

That notion was only bolstered when the Huskies added junior-college transfer Tony Rodriguez earlier this month, a signing that now assures the Huskies will have four scholarship quarterbacks available when fall camp begins.

“I am grateful to Coach Petersen and his staff for all the opportunities I have been given here at Washington,” Miles said in a statement released by the school. “I am disappointed that my hip injuries will not allow me to continue playing, but I am committed to earning my UW degree and will leave the program with many great friendships and valuable lessons learned.” Read more »

March
13th

Huskies QB Cyler Miles taking voluntary leave of absence, will not participate in spring practices

Washington quarterback Cyler Miles (10) warms up prior to the Cactus Bowl NCAA college football game against Oklahoma State, Friday, Jan. 2, 2015, in Tempe, Ariz.(AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)
Washington quarterback Cyler Miles (10) warms up prior to the Cactus Bowl NCAA college football game against Oklahoma State, Friday, Jan. 2, 2015, in Tempe, Ariz.(AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

Some fairly significant news out of the Huskies football program this morning, as the UW announced that junior quarterback Cyler Miles, the team’s starter in 2014, has taken a voluntary leave of absence for personal reasons and will not participate in spring practices.

The UW’s statement noted that Miles will remain enrolled at UW, and his leave is not disciplinary.

“Cyler is dealing with some things in his life that are more important than football, and he felt it was important to take some time away from the game,” Huskies coach Chris Petersen said in a statement. “We are working to support him in any way we can and hope he returns back to the football field soon.” Read more »

Jan.
3rd

Cyler Miles on flat start to Cactus Bowl: ‘We were just too relaxed’

FROM TEMPECyler Miles spoke with a few reporters in the locker room following Washington’s 30-22 loss to Oklahoma State here in the Cactus Bowl on Friday night. The third-year sophomore quarterback spoke about becoming a better teammate, and other areas of needed improvement heading into next season.

(On the flat start in the first half) “We were just too relaxed. We were just too relaxed. We were kind of back on our heels, kind of just going with the flow, kind of like it was practice. All of us. I’m not singling nobody out. All of us were too

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Nov.
13th

Chris Petersen hopes for improved pocket presence from QB Cyler Miles

Washington quarterback Cyler Miles drops back to pass in the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014, in Seattle. UCLA won the game 44-30. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear)
Washington quarterback Cyler Miles drops back to pass in the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014, in Seattle. UCLA won the game 44-30. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear)

SEATTLE – Chris Petersen remembers what it felt like, as he put it, to be a “young rush-watcher.”

That’s what he sees when he looks at Washington Huskies starting quarterback Cyler Miles, who has struggled at times throughout this season to stay in the pocket long enough to allow plays to develop.

Miles, a third-year sophomore, can run. And Petersen doesn’t want to limit the damage Miles can do with his legs if a play does break down, or if a pass rush does flush him from the pocket, in which case he truly needs to scramble and try to make something out of a busted protection.

The problem is that Miles too often bails out when there’s still time to make a play in the passing game.

“It’s always really hard for those scrambling QBs,” Petersen said on Thursday, two days before Washington’s 12:30 p.m. Saturday game at No. 17 Arizona in Tucson (12:30 p.m., FOX). “If things aren’t there, they want to go, because he makes a lot of yards with his legs. So that’s a fine line of, ‘OK, how long do I hang here? When do I go?’ And I think that progression is still going on.” Read more »

Nov.
5th

Quoting OC Jonathan Smith on Shaq Thompson, John Ross and Cyler Miles

Washington running back Shaq Thompson warms up before facing Colorado in the first quarter of an NCAA college football game in Boulder, Colo., on Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Washington running back Shaq Thompson warms up before facing Colorado in the first quarter of an NCAA college football game in Boulder, Colo., on Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Here’s some of what Huskies offensive coordinator Jonathan Smith said today during his weekly media availability. The subject of Shaq Thompson came up.

(On the offense as a whole) “I think we’re always striving to be more consistent. I think that’s been something that each week we can be talking about, just feeling like we can play a little more consistent. We’ve had some highs, we’ve had some lows. I do feel like our effort’s been good in our approach. We’ve got to find a way to be more consistent from one quarter to the fourth quarter, and then week in, week out.” Read more »