Petersen ready to see Miles on practice field

Published on NewsOK Modified: August 3, 2014 at 6:04 pm •  Published: August 3, 2014
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SEATTLE (AP) — Chris Petersen can't wait to see quarterback Cyler Miles take his first snaps when Washington begins fall camp.

Even if Miles is only going to be a spectator when the Huskies opens their season Aug. 30 at Hawaii.

"I'm anxious to get him back in the mix and see what he can do. He's like a freshman," Petersen said on Sunday on the eve of his first fall camp at Washington. "I'm always so anxious to get the freshmen out there. You've recruited them, you've seen them but you don't know until you go out there and watch them run around. You're really excited about some and some you're like, 'I thought he would be a little further along.' It's always such an interesting process and for Cyler I feel the same way because he just wasn't with us. I'm anxious to get him out there and see what he does."

Because of his success with quarterbacks in his eight seasons at Boise State, quarterback will always be a position associated with Petersen. And it's the biggest question for Washington when they begin camp on Monday.

It seemed straightforward when Petersen left Boise State and replaced Steve Sarkisian with the Huskies. Miles was the presumptive replacement for Keith Price, who finished his career as one of the top passers in Washington history. Miles appeared in eight games with one start last season and threw for 418 yards and four touchdowns and ran for another 200 yards.

But that was before Miles got involved in off-field troubles that left him suspended for spring practices. Miles was investigated for his role in a Super Bowl night fight that included former teammate Damore'ea Stringfellow, who was dismissed from the program.

Miles was reinstated after not being charged by prosecutors, but was suspended for the Huskies season opener against Hawaii. And while he may eventually be the best fit for the offense Petersen wants to run, he's essentially in last place in the competition to be the starter.

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