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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 »

Oct.
30th

Chris Petersen says Lavon Coleman, Dwayne Washington are ‘rolling,’ plus more notes and quotes

Huskies coach Chris Petersen met with reporters a little while ago for the final time this week before Washington’s 10 a.m. game Saturday at Colorado (Pac-12 Networks).

As noted in a previous post, Petersen said sophomore safety Trevor Walker will miss the rest of the season with a torn anterior-cruciate ligament. Asked about the status of injured running backs Dwayne Washington and Lavon Coleman, Petersen said “everybody’s rolling” and said he expects both to be available and play. And he said Shaq Thompson is “kind of available all over the board” when asked if he might play running back again.

Junior offensive guard Dexter Charles, who didn’t suit up for last week’s game due to an apparent foot injury, is “day-to-day,” Petersen said.

Here’s the rest of what he said. Read more »

Oct.
29th

Quoting OC Jonathan Smith on Shaq Thompson, and trying to generate a passing game

Washington's Shaq Thompson carries the ball against Arizona State in the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, in Seattle. Arizona State won 24-10. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
Washington’s Shaq Thompson carries the ball against Arizona State in the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, in Seattle. Arizona State won 24-10. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

It’s Wednesday, which means offensive coordinator Jonathan Smith was available to answer questions about the Huskies’ struggling offense for a few minutes. Here’s what he had to say.

(Can you get anything out of the ASU film?) “You definitely get some. There’s things for us to clean up. It’s 11-on-11 football, you can still get a lot from the film, and we’re hoping we continue to improve from that. Definitely the weather will be better on Saturday. I’ll be curious to see – we got good sun today, and there were some balls in the afternoon games Colorado has played, you can see in the second half of the UCLA game, that sun being a factor, so it was great we got to practice in that today.” Read more »