UW’s QB competition will continue

Lindquist, Williams lead team in final spring scrimmage



SEATTLE — Jeff Lindquist threw four touchdown passes in red-zone and full-field situations, primarily against the second-team defense at Husky Stadium in Saturday’s final spring scrimmage.

Troy Williams, the redshirt freshman passer with whom Lindquist split all of the Huskies’ spring plays, looked more sluggish while mostly facing the first-team defense.

New head coach Chris Petersen said his decision on who will replace Keith Price at quarterback this fall may not come until the opening game Aug. 30 at Hawai’i.

“Absolutely, that’s possible. Yeah, we could go to game nine, if it hasn’t been decided,” Petersen said. “We’ll take this one day at a time. One day, one game. I know it sounds cliché, but it really will be.

“We are at square one. Until one guy establishes himself, we don’t have a guy.”

Petersen reiterated that by the start of August for fall camp, he will have made a determination if and when quarterback Cyler Miles will rejoin the team. Miles was suspended for all of spring practice following an alleged assault near campus in February.

Incoming freshman K.J. Carta-Samuels will also join the quarterback competition in August.

“With K.J. coming in, Cyler, Jeff, me, it’s all wide open,” Williams said. “I don’t think anyone has the lead right now. We all have great skills, great talent. It’s going to be fun in the fall.”

The Huskies’ search to replace running back Bishop Sankey also remains inconclusive.

Deontae Cooper carried about a dozen times unofficially for 68 yards. He alternated with Lavon Coleman.

Three returning running backs — Jesse Callier, Dwayne Washington and Ryan McDaniel — all sat out Saturday with injuries.

Daniels had an impressive spring in his bid to replace Austin Seferian-Jenkins as UW’s primary pass-catching tight end. Redshirt senior Michael Hartvigson and Josh Perkins, another converted wide receiver, are also in the running.

“I hope I left a good impression,” Daniels said. “Every day, I keep working to improve my game and help my team.”