"The nice thing is, we're good up front on the offensive line," he said. "Our wide receivers are talented to the max. Our quarterbacks are talented, just not experienced. Jake's a very talented young man with a great future ahead of him. They're good players. It's going to be fun to see how they react."
Coach Bronco Mendenhall is also eager to see how his young players perform in a game setting.
"They are going to have to play more for me to trust what they are capable of, and how they are going to demonstrate that on the field," he said. "Off the field … I trust them already. How they prepare and how they play in game situations, that will have to be demonstrated."
Senior safety Andrew Rich said he has confidence in the newcomers.
"I think we're deep. We have guys who are young and athletic and have been waiting for their turn," he said. "Last year we had veterans who ruled the roost for three or four years and some younger guys who have been waiting for their chance and watching those guys all last year. Despite the fact they haven't played very much, I think we have a team that's going to open a lot of eyes."
Washington at BYU
Today, 5 p.m.
LaVell Edwards Stadium
TV: CBS C-HD
Radio: 1160 AM, 102.7 FM
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