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Aug.
31st

With Eastern Washington on tap, Huskies have ‘a lot of work to do’

Washington running back Dwayne Washington (12) looks for an opening in the Hawaii defense in the fourth quarter of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, in Honolulu. Washington defeats Hawaii 17-16. (AP Photo/Eugene Tanner)
Washington running back Dwayne Washington (12) looks for an opening in the Hawaii defense in the fourth quarter of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, in Honolulu. Washington defeats Hawaii 17-16. (AP Photo/Eugene Tanner)

HONOLULU – With a Hawaiian lei draped around his neck as he stood on the Aloha Stadium field, John Timu’s evaluation of the Washington Huskies’ 17-16 victory over Hawaii on Saturday was understandably tempered.

The senior linebacker was happy the Huskies won. That fact aside, he also spoke an inescapable truth, one each of his teammates would do well to heed as they prepare for their home opener this Saturday against Eastern Washington.

“We’ve got a lot of work to do,” Timu said. “Offense, defense, special teams. A lot of work to be done. All we can do now is improve.” Read more »

Aug.
25th

Jeff Lindquist, lifelong Huskies fan, will get his shot at QB against Hawaii

SEATTLE – Through the leanest of years – and there were a few of them – Jeff Lindquist kept showing up, kept watching the Washington Huskies play football on Saturdays with his dad at Husky Stadium.

He remembers the greatness of Marques Tuiasosopo, and, too, the “not so great” seasons that comprised most of the 2000s. Jake Locker, he said, was his favorite quarterback to watch, not only for his athleticism and speed, but for the way other players responded to his leadership and seemed to enjoy working with him.

“Unfortunately, I’m not as fast as he is. That would be great and make life a lot easier,” Lindquist joked. “But just the way he would make plays, and from what I hear he was just a stud of a leader, and guys really liked playing for him and working hard for him. Just kind of watching the way he operated and the way people worked around him, I thought was really cool to watch.” Read more »

Aug.
25th

Jeff Lindquist: ‘I’m just really excited for the opportunity to be the guy to help this team win’

Washington quarterback Jeff Lindquist (5) passes as tailbacks Dwayne Washington (12) and Lavon Coleman (22) look on, 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 quarterback Jeff Lindquist (5) passes as tailbacks Dwayne Washington (12) and Lavon Coleman (22) look on, 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)

Jeff Lindquist, the Huskies’ newest starting quarterback, met with reporters on Monday afternoon for the first time since being told he will start UW’s opener at Hawaii on Saturday.

He talked about winning the job, his progression since spring and the former Huskies quarterbacks who have mentored him along the way.

(On winning starting QB job) “As he told you guys, it was obviously really close. Troy’s still a stud. Just because I’m starting this game doesn’t make him any less of a player. Surprised, sure. I’m just trying to stay even-keel with it all, but I’m definitely excited.”

(When did you find out?) “I think on Wednesday last week.”

“All of us met with our position coaches and kind of mapped it out, and that’s when I found out.” Read more »

Aug.
25th

Notes, quotes from Chris Petersen’s first Monday press conference of the season

Huskies coach Chris Petersen met with reporters for about 24 minutes today, covering all of the topics you would assume a coach might cover on the Monday before his team’s season opener.

Here are a few quick notes and news items …

— Petersen said former walk-on DB Brian Clay and former walk-on DL Drew Schultz have each been awarded scholarships.

— Some of you asked about Kasen Williams, and why he isn’t listed as a starter on the depth chart. Petersen said Williams isn’t quite 100 percent recovered yet from the leg injury he suffered in October, but that he’ll definitely play and he’s interested to see how he fares in a live setting. Read more »

Aug.
22nd

Chris Petersen says Jeff Lindquist will start at quarterback for Huskies against Hawaii

Washington quarterback Jeff Lindquist passes 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 quarterback Jeff Lindquist passes 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)

Third-year sophomore Jeff Lindquist will start at quarterback in the Washington Huskies’ season opener at Hawaii on Aug. 30, coach Chris Petersen announced a short while ago.

Petersen said the decision to start Lindquist over redshirt freshman Troy Williams was like “splitting hairs,” and that both Williams and Cyler Miles — who is suspended for the Hawaii game — will factor into the competition going forward. Read more »