Washington head coach Chris Petersen considers developing and preparing his staff for head coaching positions an important responsibility. One of his former coordinators, Jonathan Smith, will be coaching Oregon State on Saturday.
Husky Stadium has an average paid attendance of 69,588, which ranks first in the Pac-12. But when it comes to tickets scanned and actual fans in the stands, that number drops significantly, which is a conference-wide trend.
No. 25 Washington got away from attacking the basket against Western Kentucky and the Huskies fell behind by nine points at the half. Sticking to their strengths will be key for the Huskies against No. 11 Auburn on Friday.
Previewing Washington’s season opener against Western Kentucky on Tuesday. The No. 25 Huskies return five starters from last year’s team against a team that is considered to be the Conference USA favorites this season.
Washington had two sophomore defensive backs start against Stanford. Another had to fill in after the second quarter. And as the season comes down the final stretch, three freshmen are seeing time, too.