By Tony Castricone (photo credit: Jeff Bechthold)
August 23, 2018

With just nine days to go until kickoff, the Chris Petersen Show debuted for the 2018 season.

One of the many topics Petersen and I touched on was senior quarterback Jake Browning. Some of Browning’s critics have felt the senior signal caller actually regressed last year as a junior.

Coach Pete addressed that topic candidly on Thursday’s show:

With the Huskies ranked 6th in both the AP and the Coaches’ Polls in the 2018 preseason, the Dawgs are certainly drawing national attention heading into the year. Petersen talked about being ranked in the Top 10, and what his process is like filling out his coaches’ poll ballot:

The part of the show where Coach Pete glowed with the most pride, however, was when it came time to talk about his assistant coaches. Click below for a nine minute stretch of the show where Petersen talks specifically about why his offensive staff is one of the best in the nation.

To listen to the entire show, click here and go to the “Play Past Events” portion of the Live Audio page on


  • A staff member told me the men’s basketball non-conference schedule will be out in the next few days. From what I know of the schedule, it is exactly the type of resume-building lineup you’d like to have if you want to get an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament. Check back for updates.
  • The Seattle Times has released an offensive and a defensive depth chart breakdown as we head into the final weekend without Husky football until the bye week November 10th.
  • The Athletic has a nice feature on how the Huskies actually have backup quarterback Jake Haener to thank for the person who will likely be the starting place kicker this fall.