Washington Huskies Football Details
It didn’t take long for head coach Chris Petersen to turn around this Washington program after an incredibly impressive eight-year run with Boise State. In three years with the Huskies, Petersen has led his team to a 27-14 record. Washington was a remarkable 12-2 overall in 2016, with an 8-1 record in the Pac-12. The fans were treated to some exciting football in Seattle last season, and it’s safe to say that there will be plenty of meaningful games at Alaska Airlines Field at Husky Stadium in 2017 as well. While the Huskies certainly lost some talent from last year’s team, there is plenty still on the roster. This group should be in the mix once again, and it wouldn’t be a shock if Washington brought home a third national championship.
If Washington is going to take another step forward in the College Football Playoff, then the team will need yet another improvement from quarterback Jake Browning. After throwing for 2,955 yards with 16 touchdowns and 10 picks in 2015, Browning threw for a ridiculous 3,430 yards with 43 touchdowns and nine picks in 2016. His next step will be proving he can play at a high level on the big stage. He has a tremendous work ethic, and he knows he must show what he can do in order to prove his worth at the next level. The running of Myles Gaskin will definitely take some pressure off of him, as the junior can really run the football. Defensively, guys like Vita Vea and Azeem Victor should wreak havoc for a unit that just might be the best in the Pac-12.