When Washington’s defense sprints onto the Husky Stadium turf on Aug. 31, All-American linebacker Ben Burr-Kirven won’t be there.
It has been 93 days since Washington’s Spring Preview. Ninety-three long, uneventful, mostly sunny Seattle summer days. If you’re like most healthy humans, you slept somewhere between 550 and 850 hours during those three-plus months.
Former Washington quarterback Colson Yankoff has found a new home in the Pac-12.
More than a week ago, we offered predictions for the upcoming Washington Huskies football season. Today, we ask five important questions.
College Football Hall of Famer Bob Schloredt, the first two-time MVP of the Rose Bowl, has died at the age of 79. The University of Washington issued a statement on Thursday night on behalf of Schloredt’s family. Schloredt led Washington to consecutive Rose Bowl victories following the 1959 and 1960 seasons. Schloredt was a first-team AP all-American in 1959 as a two-way player. Schloredt was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1989.
Regardless of the program, spring football and its 15 practices provide very little in the way of stone-cold certainties. But here are five predictions as coach Chris Petersen and his Washington Huskies head into the summer.
Cooper Kupp’s results are indisputably impressive. But this is a story about a process – and a person – that made them possible.
Dual-threat quarterback Colson Yankoff, a graduate of Coeur d’Alene High School, plans to leave the University of Washington’s football team, a source confirmed to the Seattle Times on Monday.
The Minnesota Vikings have agreed to terms with quarterback Jake Browning, who went undrafted after a record-setting career at Washington. Browning will have the chance to compete with Sean Mannion and Kyle Sloter for the backup spots behind Kirk Cousins. Browning left the Huskies as their career leader in passing yards and pass efficiency. His 39 career wins were the most by a quarterback in Pac-12 history.
The new-look defense dominated Washington’s Spring Preview on Saturday, turning in 11 tackles for loss, six sacks and two interceptions.
Three more Huskies were selected in the second round of the NFL draft on Friday, following Thursday night’s first-round selection of offensive tackle Kaleb McGary (31st overall to Atlanta).
Kaleb McGary, the Huskies’ rock of a right tackle the past four years, was selected with the 31st pick of the first round in the NFL draft on Thursday, making him UW’s highest offensive lineman drafted since Lincoln Kennedy went in the first round in 1993.