UW’s Chris Petersen on Colorado, special teams, Azeem Victor and more

Washington coach Chris Petersen had his weekly press conference Monday. Here’s what he had to say ahead of the Huskies’ Pac-12 opener at Colorado:

(Anything you can share on the injury front with Andre Baccellia, Chico McClatcher, Drew Sample front?) “No. Week-to-week.”

(What do you want guys to remember about the Pac-12 Championship game?) “It’s not that I want them to remember or forget, has nothing to do with that. I’ve said this many times: the lessons that we’ve learned, good and bad, from last year’s season, we always want that to carry over so we can learn. But this is a completely new season, early in the year, completely different energies and rhythms. Away we go and now we start the hard part of our season.”

(Anything else jump out at you watching the tape of the Fresno State game?) “I said it all on Saturday. You get all your guys in there and they pack the box you’re not really trying to throw it but it can make it tough sledding for guys that haven’t had a lot of reps and the combination of those two things. It’s kind of what it was.”

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(On the decision to play true freshman WR Ty Jones) “We’ve been wanting to play him. We’ve been back and forth the whole time. It’s just a matter of having a decent crew there. We just want to make sure and get everybody on the field and use them how we want to. Some of these decisions are not always black and white, really easy. There’s a couple of those but some of these other ones are like, we just think we can continue to grow the guy. When the guys are in the mix and are playing, or even just the preparation for that week, I think just moves them so much further along for their future.”

(What about Colorado and not having Jim Leavitt there anymore?) “Coach MacIntyre is a defensive guy, so that’s not changing. That’s his baby. They have all their offensive coaches intact with most of their players. It’s not dramatically different. They are playing really well on both sides of the ball but really on defense for how many guys they’ve graduated. That’s a tribute to him and his influence and probably where he spends most of his time.”

(What about Colorado QB Steven Montez that stands out?) “He’s similar to (Sefo) Liufau. We saw it last year when they both played. They are big, strong, physical tough guys, not afraid to run the ball. That’s part of…

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