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Washington Huskies football: Jake Browning rumored to be named starting quarterback

That would mean two true frosh in the Pac-12.

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Nothing is official, but the current word on the street in Seattle is that Chris Petersen will name true freshman quarterback Jake Browning the new starter for the Washington Huskies. The official announcement is expected to take place tomorrow at a Husky football event.

Browning will have beaten out a host of other more experienced candidates for the open position. This includes fourth year junior Jeff Lindquist (who you would have to think would consider transferring now that Browning has beat him out), and redshirt freshman and Vanderbilt transfer K.J. Carta Samuels. But Browning was the most impressive player all camp long and eventually won his job. It's an impressive accomplishment for Browning, who set a national high school record with 229 touchdown passes and an incredible record 91 last season. Everyone figured that Browning would contend for a starting position in the Pac-12 at some point, but I doubt anyone expected it would come this quickly.

Browning would be the second true freshman to become a starter in the Pac-12 this season, as Josh Rosen was named the starter for the UCLA Bruins earlier this week.