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April
25th

A few standouts from the Huskies’ spring finale

Washington quarterback Jeff Lindquist (5) dodges Georgia State defender Tarris Batiste on his way to a touchdown in the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014, in Seattle. Washington won 45-14. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
Washington quarterback Jeff Lindquist (5) dodges Georgia State defender Tarris Batiste on his way to a touchdown in the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014, in Seattle. Washington won 45-14. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

A handful of standouts from the Huskies’ final practice of the spring …

QB Jeff Lindquist (R-Jr., 6-3, 244) — Along with his 237 yards passing and two touchdowns (he did throw an interception, too), Lindquist also led a long, impressive drive that ended with Ralph Kinne’s 2-yard touchdown run during the final 11-on-11 period of the day. It’s not hard to see why coach Chris Petersen and offensive coordinator Jonathan Smith seem fairly pleased with Lindquist’s progression this spring. He looks a little more poised, a little more confident. And he’s throwing the ball a little better as a result. This is still very much a three-player quarterback competition — Jake Browning and K.J. Carta-Samuels improved throughout spring, too — but I think I might give Lindquist a slight edge heading into fall camp. Read more »

April
3rd

Day 3: Jake Browning, Darren Gardenhire stand out at Huskies spring practice

The Huskies completed their third practice of the spring a little while ago. Here are some notes and observations.

— This was the first practice in which players were allowed to wear shoulder pads, so while it was still not a full-contact session, there was a little more physical play than the last two practices.

— In addition to the players who have been limited by injury since Day 1, TE David Ajamu and RB Dwayne Washington did not wear pads and did not participate in practice. Also, I didn’t see RB Jomon Dotson in attendance, and RB Deontae Cooper is still absent. That left Lavon Coleman as the only scholarship running back available. (S Trevor Walker, LB Travis Feeney, CB Jermaine Kelly, WR John Ross III, S Kevin King, LB Keishawn Bierria and OL Coleman Shelton are all still out. DB Brandon Lewis and S Brandon Beaver are wearing yellow no-contact jerseys.) Read more »

April
3rd

Huskies OC Jonathan Smith talks QBs, Jake Browning and John Ross

It was the Huskies’ assistant coaches’ turn to meet with reporters after today’s spring practice, which we’ll recap a little later. For now, here are some comments from UW offensive coordinator Jonathan Smith.

(On the quarterbacks) “I think you guys can tell we’re really trying to be equal with everything. We’re rotating from who’s starting to whatever session we’re in. we’re trying to get those guys equal as possible, because there’s a big difference going from the 1s to, say, the 3s, in regards to who you’re playing against and then who you’re playing next to. So we want to equal that out. We’re going to put a thorough process into it.” Read more »

Jan.
14th

Five Huskies to watch in 2015 (offense)

Washington's Dwayne Washington dives in for a touchdown during the fourth quarter of an NCAA college football game as Boise State's Darian Thompson (4) looks on, Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013, in Seattle. Washington defeated Boise State 38-6. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Washington’s Dwayne Washington dives in for a touchdown during the fourth quarter of an NCAA college football game as Boise State’s Darian Thompson (4) looks on, Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013, in Seattle. Washington defeated Boise State 38-6. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

In no particular order, here are five offensive players to watch for the Huskies in 2015.

RB Dwayne Washington (Junior, 6-foot-2, 219 pounds)

2014 recap: 132 carries, 697 yards, 5.3 yards per carry, 9 touchdowns, long rush of 68 yards

Why watch?: Washington flashed enough promise as a true freshman — despite a couple fumbles against Illinois — that many believed he would immediately seize the Huskies’ top tailback spot and never let go. Eventually, he did, though he was slowed in 2014 by a chest injury and didn’t emerge as UW’s No. 1 back until the final quarter of the season. He made up for lost time as best he could, rushing for 100 yards or more in the Huskies’ final three regular season games (he was quiet in the Cactus Bowl), including touchdown runs of 51 and 60 yards against Washington State. As a junior in 2015, Washington should be the favorite to start at tailback from Day 1, though Lavon Coleman and Deontae Cooper should provide spirited competition during spring and fall camp. Read more »

Dec.
31st

Morning links: Jeff Lindquist saw the field in unique ways in 2014

Washington quarterback Jeff Lindquist carries against Arizona State in the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
Washington quarterback Jeff Lindquist carries against Arizona State in the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

FROM SCOTTSDALE — Today is Washington’s big press conference day at the media hotel here, as coach Chris Petersen, linebackers Hau’oli Kikaha and Shaq Thompson, defensive tackle Danny Shelton, running back Deontae Cooper and offensive lineman Colin Tanigawa will be available for interviews. Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy and five Cowboys players will also be available. For now, links.

Our story in today’s newspaper focuses on Jeff Lindquist’s interesting season, in which he saw the field in a few unique ways. Read more »

Dec.
30th

QB Jeff Lindquist trying to ‘be the best Jeff that I can be’

FROM SCOTTSDALE — Here’s some of what Huskies quarterback Jeff Lindquist said today after the Huskies practice at Chaparral High School.

(On his 2014 season and learning the new system) “Obviously that first game was great learning, great experience. I got to start. That was awesome. From there it’s really just been a way to learn and get better. even if I’m not playing on Saturday, there are still lots of opportunities to get better and just be the best Jeff that I can be, so that’s what I’ve been trying to do.” Read more »