2016 review: Jake Browning had an incredible season, throwing for 3,430 yards andtying the Pac-12 record with 43 touchdown passes. His return is a huge key to 2017 success.
2017 outlook: The team did not lose Jake Browning, K.J. Carta-Samuels, Tony Rodriguez nor redshirting freshman Daniel Bridge-Gadd. In fact, the team has a new recruit slated to come onboard in Jake Haener.
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2016 review: Myles Gaskin carried the ball for 1,373 yards, Lavon Coleman carried the ball for 852 yards (7.5 yds/carry), and Jomon Dotson hauled the pigskin for 260 yards. Not only was the group incredibly effective at moving the chains, they kept a handle on the ball. No Washington running back fumbled in 2016. The Huskies relied upon a very dependable running game for their success. But the two losses, at the hands of both USC and Alabama, happened when the team could not get the running game untracked.
2017 outlook: This is another area for hope as Myles Gaskin, Lavon Coleman, Jomon Dotson are all returning. The Huskies are incredibly deep at running back with redshirting freshmen Sean McGrew and Kamari Pleasant battling for some carries. The team also has hopes of signing 4-star recruit Salvon Ahmed.