When Washington head coach Chris Petersen makes his Huskies debut against Hawaii on August 30, his team will be without quarterback Cyler Miles. Miles is suspended for the first game of the season after being connected to two assaults, according to The Seattle Times. A former UW receiver, Damore’ea Stringfellow, plead guilty to two counts of misdemeanor assault in connection with the incident.
Speaking at Pac-12 media day on Thursday, Petersen addressed the off-field issues:
Miles, according to the Times, was the "overwhelming favorite" to start the opener. Keith Price started under center for the Huskies in each of the past three seasons, but he has since graduated.
Stringfellow transferred to Ole Miss.
This will be Petersen's first season as a head coach in a power conference. He coached at Boise State since 2001, first as the offensive coordinator before taking over as head coach in 2006.
- Dan Gartland