Washington offensive lineman Dexter Charles has retired due to a lingering knee injury, a significant blow to an already thin offensive line.
While a passel of elite draft prospects have been a long time coming for Washington, there is potential to see it become a trend rather than a one-year blip on the radar screen.
A healthier Huskies offense will look to take advantage of a Colorado defensive unit yielding 5.6 yards per carry to its opponents. To do so, they will have to be more efficient and explosive in the passing game than they were in their last two losses.
Washington’s second bye week of the season was a chance for Steve Sarkisian’s team to regroup after a rough October and get ready for a hectic final four games that will determine whether 2013 was a success.