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Washington sophomore QB Cyler Miles has been reinstated from suspension and will start against Eastern Washington this weekend.

Huskies' coach Chris Petersen announced the news Monday. Miles was allegedly involved in a pair of assaults over the winter and was suspended for the opener. Jeff Lindquist had a chance to run away with the job, but completed just 10-of-26 passes for 162 yards and a touchdown in a 17-16 squeaker over Hawaii. "He's done everything right, without question, or he wouldn't be with us," Petersen said of Miles at Pac-12 Media Days. "Guys make mistakes, we all know that, certainly in that age group. We always say that the age group we're dealing with, for the most part, is the dumbest age group in America."
Source: ESPN.com
Sep 1 - 7:46 PM

Washington redshirt senior edge rusher Hau'oli Kikaha is not afraid of tearing his left ACL for the third time.

"There was a lot of mental growth, the injuries taught me to be patient," Kikaha told CBS Sports' Dane Brugler. "...The injuries taught me to invest more in the program, allowed me to get coached up in the film room." The edge rusher discussed his new role at Buck linebacker in the Huskies' odd front defense. "The 3-4 allows more 1-on-1 opportunities so I can make plays and be freed up. I spent a lot of time at the "4i" position and strong end last year so it's not too far off." Brugler spoke with one NFC North scout who said Kikaha's medicals will be imperative to his evaluation.
Source: CBS Sports
Aug 27 - 11:16 AM

CBS Sports' Rob Rang ranks Washington junior LB/S Shaq Thompson as the No. 17 overall prospect.

This is a generous preseason grade from an analyst who clearly believes the Huskies' tweener won't have problems acclimating to the NFL. TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline, for instance, graded Thompson as a Rounds 4-5 prospect earlier this summer. "Since signing with the Huskies as a prep safety, Thompson has grown into a true three-down linebacker, maintaining his agility, speed and open-field tackling skills while improving his strength," Rang wrote. Thompson, 6-foot-2 and 225 pounds, runs a 4.56 forty. It will be important for him to keep adding weight if he intends to stick at linebacker (CBS lists Thompson at 231 pounds).
Source: CBS Sports
Aug 26 - 9:56 PM

Washington announced sophomore Jeff Lindquist as starting quarterback.

"Jeff Lindquist will start. We'll go with him and see how he does," Washington coach Chris Petersen said. "He's done a great job from spring through now. I will say this: Troy Williams has done a really nice job, too. And I think we were splitting hairs trying to figure this out. Both have different skillsets they bring to the table, but at this point we feel like we need to give Jeff the nod and let him roll, let him get some things done and let him go from there." Lindquist was a three-star recruit in same 2012 class that brought in Cyler Miles, suspended for the opener after allegedly assaulting a man at a Super Bowl party. Petersen, for what it's worth, says he will "reevaluate and see where we are" after the Hawaii game, clarifying that there's a possibility Lindquist could keep the gig after Miles' suspension is over.
Source: CBS Sports
Aug 22 - 9:38 PM

Seattle Times' Adam Jude reports that Washington senior WR Kasen Williams is "about 80-85 percent right now."

The 6-foot-2, 216 pound WR caught only 29 passes for 421 yards and one touchdown over his first eight games last season, before breaking his left fibula and suffering a foot injury in Washington's 41-17 win over California.
Aug 5 - 4:56 PM

Washington suspended sophomore QB Cyler Miles is "behind" the rest of the signal-callers on the roster, according to Huskies' coach Chris Petersen.

"(Miles is) behind," Petersen said. "He’s done some things, as much as he can after spring ball, to get caught up. That’s a lot of meeting time, that’s a lot of practice time, that’s a lot of reps. He’s had these concepts, a lot of them. Some of them might be renamed and those sorts of things…that’s such a detailed position it’s going to take him a while to process that. It’s hard. He missed a lot." Just after Petersen took over, Miles was allegedly involved in a pair of assaults. The QB missed all of spring practices while serving a suspension. He was reinstated briefly, and then suspended for the season opener at Hawaii. Sophomore QB Jeff Lindquist and redshirt freshman QB Troy Williams are duking it out for starting duties.
Aug 3 - 8:32 PM

TFY Draft Insider Tony Pauline is "high" on Washington redshirt junior CB Marcus Peters.

Peters earned a preseason Round 2 grade from Pauline, which means others are higher -- CBS Sports' Rob Rang called Peters a potential first-rounder earlier this summer. "I’m high on Peters and believe with a good season and solid pre-draft forty times the junior could end up in the first round (assuming he enters)," Pauline wrote. "He’s physical, instinctive and possesses tremendous ball skills." The 5-foot-11, 193-pound Peters broke out to earn Second Team All-Pac-12 honors last season with 55 tackles, 14 pass break ups and five interceptions. He has a great frame, good speed and athleticism, sound technique, and an aggressive game.
Jul 28 - 12:41 AM

Washington junior LB/S Shaq Thompson is a "playmaker with great athleticism," according to TFY Draft Insider Tony Pauline.

Pauline grades Thompson, listed as a safety, as a Rounds 4-5 prospect. Thompson has primarily been an undersized, 6-foot-2, 225-pound outside linebacker for the Huskies, even though he signed as a safety. CBS Sports' Rob Rang disagrees on Pauline's position projections, noting last month that Thompson is "best suited to the weakside linebacker role in a predominately 4-3 scheme." Thompson is also expected to play some running back in 2014.
Jul 27 - 9:16 PM

NFL scouts "love" Washington redshirt senior DE Hau'oli Kikaha, according to TFY Draft Insider Tony Pauline.

"My concerns for Kikaha are measurables (average size with questionable speed) plus a pair of knee injuries suffered in 2011 and 2012," Pauline wrote. Nobody can question the productivity: Kikaha is coming off one of the best seasons ever for a Huskies' defensive lineman, recording 70 tackles -- 15.5 for loss -- and 13 sacks (tied for second most in school history). The 6-foot-3, 260-pounder has plenty of talent, but also obviously comes with all sorts of durability questions.
Jul 27 - 5:13 PM

Washington suspended sophomore QB Cyler Miles for the season opener at Hawaii.

Washington coach Chris Petersen's tenure isn't off to the start he'd hoped. Miles missed spring practices while serving a three-month suspension. He was reinstated in May, but Petersen didn't believe full penance had been served. Miles was allegedly involved in an assault along with WR Damore’ea Stringfellow, who was eventually booted from the team. Miles appeared in eight games last year as Keith Price's backup and is the heavy favorite to replace him as starter. Sophomore QB Jeff Lindquist and redshirt freshman QB Troy Williams are now expected to duke it out to take the first snap of the fall.
Jul 24 - 2:11 PM

TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline grades Washington junior LB/S Shaq Thompson as a Rounds 4-5 prospect.

Thompson has primarily been an undersized, 6-foot-2, 225-pound outside linebacker for the Huskies, even though he signed as a safety. Interestingly, Pauline listed him as a safety. Rob Rang of CBS Sports wrote last month that Thompson is "best suited to the weakside linebacker role in a predominately 4-3 scheme." Thompson is also expected to play some running back in 2014.
Jul 13 - 8:02 PM

Washington redshirt junior CB Marcus Peters earned a preseason Round 2 grade from TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline.

Last month, CBS Sports' Rob Rang was a bit more optimistic, calling Peters a potential first-rounder. The 5-foot-11, 193-pound Peters broke out to earn Second Team All-Pac-12 honors last season with 55 tackles, 14 pass break ups and five interceptions. He has a great frame, good speed and athleticism, sound technique, and an aggressive game.
Jul 12 - 9:05 PM

CBS Sports' Rob Rang believes Washington senior Ben Riva could remain at RT in the NFL.

"Despite being listed as smaller than linemate [Micah] Hatchie, Riva possesses a more traditional broad-shouldered, evenly distributed frame that could allow him to remain at right tackle in the NFL, as he's played capably the past two seasons for Washington," wrote Rang. "Riva doesn't possess ideal agility to handle speed rushers but plays with good technique and strength to latch and control opponents in pass protection and when run-blocking." The 6-foot-5, 300-pound Riva runs a 5.12 forty. CBS ranks him as the No. 64 preseason OT.
Source: CBS Sports
Jun 29 - 3:23 PM

Washington redshirt senior OT Micah Hatchie's slender frame might force him to play guard in the pros, observes CBS Sports' Rob Rang.

Hatchie enters his senior season having started the past two seasons at left tackle for the Huskies. "He possesses a relatively slight frame that may see him pushed inside to guard at the next level," Rang wrote. "He flashes the combination of initial quickness, balance and lateral agility to intrigue zone-blocking offenses." The 6-foot-5, 305-pound Hatchie runs a 5.28 forty.
Source: CBS Sports
Jun 29 - 3:06 PM

Washington senior ILB John Timu "will generate NFL consideration," writes Rob Rang of CBS Sports.

The 6-foot-1, 235-pounder is a three-year starter and two-time captain. "Timu has enough size, athleticism and physicality to have a shot at the NFL but likely will be moved back outside, as he takes too many false steps," writes Rang. Timu runs a 4.83 40-yard dash.
Source: CBS Sports
Jun 29 - 2:19 PM


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