When you begin to place the pieces already assembled by Coach Petersen, the puzzle begins to form.
The team has three outstanding receivers committed for 2018. There is four-star receiver Austin Osborne, four-star receiver Marquis Spiker, and soft-handed three-star receiver Devin Culp. The heights of the trio are 6-foot-3, 6-foot-3, and 6-foot-5 respectively.
Throwing to them will be a pair of skyscraper quarterbacks in the pocket at 6-foot-4.5 and 6-foot-3.5. It will be rather tough to defend treetop to treetop passes. That’s what Coach Petersen is counting on.
Since arriving in December of 2013, the Washington Huskies have slowly migrated from a running team to a passing team. In 2014, the offense was 52 percent passing, 48 percent rushing. In 2015, the offense split was 59 percent passing and 41 percent rushing. Finally, in 2016, the split was 56.6 percent to 43.4 percent. But that 2016 offense ground up nearly 1000 more yards in the process.
Ultimately, the goal is to get better. Not just better for the sake of statistics, but to win the NCAA National Championship.
And that means, this team has to find a way to beat Alabama. So how does one go about doing something it has not yet done? Follow the lead of those who have.