Huskies coach Chris Petersen meets with reporters later today for the final time before the Huskies’ Saturday game against Utah State at Husky Stadium. Now, time for links:
--- Our story in today’s newspaper takes a look at freshman offensive tackle Trey Adams, who made his collegiate debut against Sacramento State and figures to play more as the season progresses. An excerpt:
SEATTLE – The 10th true freshman to appear in a game for the Washington Huskies this season was also the biggest.
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And while 6-foot-7, 302-pound offensive tackle Trey Adams might not be competing for a starting job just yet, the Huskies’ willingness to play him in the second game of the season indicates that they plan to play him plenty more.
Adams, a true freshman from Wenatchee, made his collegiate debut in the third quarter of Saturday’s 49-0 victory over Sacramento State, filling in as the Huskies’ second-string left tackle.
That’s a spot to which he elevated during the end of fall camp, after senior offensive guard Dexter Charles retired due to injury, Jake Eldrenkamp slid inside from left tackle to left guard, and Coleman Shelton took over as the starting left tackle.
UW coach Chris Petersen said he’s never played a true freshman offensive lineman before – not as a starter, not as a backup, not ever – but Adams possesses some qualities that make him an ideal fit as Petersen’s first.
Such as: he’s 6-foot-7. And he weighs 302 pounds.
“That,” offensive line coach Chris Strausser said, “and his athleticism. He’s not just a big guy. At 6-7, 300 (pounds), he is a big guy, (but) he’s extremely athletic.”
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