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Aug.
6th

Day 3: Defense forces five turnovers at UW camp

The Huskies might need a new airhorn for Thursday’s practice.

The horn sounds each time Washington’s defense forces a turnover during a 1-on-1, 7-on-7 or 11-on-11 period.

On Wednesday morning, it went off five times.

First, senior cornerback Marcus Peters intercepted a pass from Cyler Miles that was intended for Kasen Williams, but Peters was able to snag it when Williams fell to the ground. Read more »

Aug.
6th

Morning links: Kasen Williams says he’s about 85 percent

Colorado's Washington's in the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
Colorado’s Washington’s in the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Today marks Washington’s first full-squad practice of camp. It also marks another edition of these here links. Here we go.

— A quick basketball note to start with: the Huskies and Seattle University will host the Marv Harshman Classic on Nov. 23 at Key Arena. The doubleheader will feature UW vs. Pacific, and SU will face Montana.

— Our story in today’s newspaper looks at WR Kasen Williams‘ progression as he recovers from the leg/foot injury that ended his 2013 season in October. OL Dexter Charles also discusses his quest to gain weight in the offseason. Read more »

Aug.
1st

Five key storylines as Huskies ready for camp

Washington quarterback Cyler Miles (10) drops to pass as quarterback Jeff Lindquist (5) watches during NCAA college football practice, Monday, Aug. 6, 2012, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Washington quarterback Cyler Miles (10) drops to pass as quarterback Jeff Lindquist (5) watches during NCAA college football practice, Monday, Aug. 6, 2012, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

With the Washington Huskies beginning preseason camp on Monday, let’s take a look at five key storylines that will be worth watching over the next three or four weeks.

1. Who gets the reps at quarterback?

UW coach Chris Petersen said at Pac-12 media days that third-year sophomore Cyler Miles won’t play against Hawaii, but made it clear that Miles is otherwise back in good standing with the team after his well-publicized offseason transgression. That means Miles — who was suspended throughout spring — will practice on Monday for the first time since the 2013 season ended. Read more »

Oct.
31st

Morning links: Huskies receivers must step up in Kasen Williams’ absence

Good morning. There’s no media availability on Montlake today, as the bye week rolls on for Washington. But we do have links, so keep reading.

Our story in today’s newspaper focuses on Washington’s receivers, and the need for different players in that group to step up now that Kasen Williams is out for the season.

— Also, here are our Pac-12 picks for this weekend. Read more »

Oct.
30th

Kasen Williams has successful surgery, out 2-4 months

Washington coach Steve Sarkisian said after Wednesday’s practice that receiver Kasen Williams had successful surgery Wednesday on the broken fibula in his left leg, as well as a damaged ligament in his foot.

Sarkisian said he expects Williams to miss somewhere between 2-4 months, though he said a more specific timetable will likely emerge as the healing process takes place.

“They took care of what needed to get taken care of on his leg,” Sarkisian said. “I think it is what it is. We’re probably looking at realistically a couple two, three months before he’s back on the field, which is kind of what we expected. We won’t rush it. We’ll get him completely healthy and get him back going for us.” Read more »

Oct.
28th

Kasen Williams scheduled for surgery Tuesday

Washington wide receiver Kasen Williams (2) is tackled by Arizona State defensive back Robert Nelson during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013, in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York)
Washington wide receiver Kasen Williams (2) is tackled by Arizona State defensive back Robert Nelson during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013, in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York)

Washington coach Steve Sarkisian said during his Monday press conference that junior receiver Kasen Williams, who broke a bone in his lower left leg and also suffered a foot injury during Saturday’s game against California, will have an MRI exam today and is scheduled for surgery tomorrow.

Sarkisian said Saturday night that Williams will probably miss the rest of the season, but the coach said he can’t be certain about how much time Williams will miss until after the surgery. Read more »

Oct.
27th

Kasen Williams out for ‘quite some time’ with broken foot

The news wasn’t all good following Washington’s 41-17 victory over California on Saturday night.

UW coach Steve Sarkisian said afterward that junior receiver Kasen Williams is probably lost for the season after breaking a bone in his left foot when he landed awkwardly trying to catch a pass during Saturday’s second quarter.

Williams was taken to Harborview Medical Center, but had already returned home by the time Sarkisian addressed the media. Read more »