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.
Whatever goals head coach Chris Petersen has for his second year at the helm of the Washington program, job one is finding a competent quarterback.
The All-American linebacker announced his decision to enter the 2015 NFL Draft
Instead, Chris Petersen’s Huskies were dominated in an ugly first half which saw Washington out-gained 293 to 113 in total yards and 15 to 5 in first downs.
Washington (6-4, 2-4) readies for trip to Tucson where it will face 14th-ranked Arizona (7-2, 4-2) having lost three its last four games. The offense will be without Shaq Thompson, moved back to linebacker, and its most dynamic play-maker, John Ross, moved permanently to defense.
The welcome sight of Kikaha and Thompson will help the Huskies cope with the loss of top cornerback Marcus Peters
The inexperience in the secondary, coupled with a banged-up offensive line and an ineffective passing game contributed to a lopsided 44-30 loss Saturday evening at Husky Stadium.
Washington (6-4, 2-4 Pac-12) started three freshmen and a sophomore in their suddenly depleted secondary
Shaq Thompson is expected to play heavily on both sides of the ball for the first time all season Saturday. The junior linebacker had 215 all-purpose yards in Washington’s win over Colorado last week.
Thompson ran for 174 yards and one touchdown on 15 carries against Colorado