You can bet that all PAC-12 quarterbacks are already planning to test the mettle of the Washington Huskies cornerbacks this season. But you can also bet that Lake is ready. You see, he’s been down this road before.
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Thanks to the Washington Huskies two-deep system, Lake has players who are already familiar with schemes, players, and plays. That can make all the difference this season. The odds-on favorite to start at one cornerback position is junior Jordan Miller.
But the team will have great competition from returning players Austin Joyner, Byron Murphy and Jomon Dotson. The ranks will be reinforced with three new freshman defensive backs in the form of 4-star CB Elijah Molden and 4-star CB Keith Taylor.
With so many new faces all competing for two spots, how can Coach Lake develop his players in time?
"“The things that I learned from 2014, and the things I guess I’ve always done, whether it’s an [NFL] rookie or a freshman,” Lake said, “you’ve got to have a lot of extra meetings with them, you’ve got to have your arm around them at all times. Everything is a learning experience and you have to support them and be right there for them.”- Coach Lake as told to ESPN Staff Writer Chantel Jennings"
Based upon the history at defensive backfield, you can bet Coach Lake will have his players ready to go.