The Washington Huskies needed a second half surge to overcome a 14-point halftime deficit to earn a 45-14 victory over Georgia State on Saturday afternoon
A less than stellar season opener for the Huskies has led to a few changes, most notably at starting quarterback for Chris Petersen’s squad heading into their home opener against Eastern Washington Saturday.
After nearly nine months since accepting the head coaching job at the University of Washington, Chris Petersen will make his debut coaching a team other than Boise State for the first time in 13 years. Despite it all, Petersen looks at it like he does any other season opener.
Chris Petersen named redshirt sophomore Jeff Lindquist, a Mercer Island native, the starting quarterback for the Huskies on Friday.
Sophomore Jeff Lindquist will be the starting quarterback for No. 25 Washington when the Huskies open the season at Hawaii on Aug. 30
The Huskies held their first full squad practice of camp at Husky Stadium. The team practiced in helmets and shoulder pads for two hours and 20 minutes.
With that said, the Mercer Island High School alum, looked comfortable with the offense, his surroundings and the pressure of being under added scrutiny as just one of two quarterbacks currently fighting for the starting quarterback job.
Both Lindquist and Williams will take repetitions with the “No. 1 offense,” which is really in name only as coach Petersen added that he is working with a clean slate as far as the depth chart is concerned.
With senior quarterback Keith Price graduating after the bowl game, new head coach Chris Petersen inherits Miles, Jeff Lindquist and true freshman Troy Williams as his quarterbacks. Only Miles has started a game in the NCAA, a 69-27 win over Oregon State.