VIDEO: Washington Receiver Dante Pettis - Bye Week

Washington sophomore receiver Dante Pettis spoke to the media Thursday during the Huskies’ bye week about his group, how quarterback Jake Browning has bounced back since a disappointing 30-24 loss to California, as well as going back home and playing against the USC Trojans a week from Thursday and what it’s going to be like playing against the hometown school.

On the bye week so far “It’s honestly a pretty good week to have the bye week. School started this week and we adjust to that and still kind of have football but not too much. It’s been good. We got a little bit of a break, rest our bodies up a little bit, and also we get a little bit of a head start on USC, so it’s coming at a perfect time really.”


On the USC defense “They obviously have really good DB’s that have a lot of speed. I think it’s going to be a good matchup. It’s going to be a lot of fun to play against those guys.”


On if there’s excitement around heading back home to southern California to play “Yeah, definitely. Obviously, I grew up watching USC so it’s going to be pretty cool to play in The Coliseum. I played against a lot of those guys too. I know who a lot of them are. They’re all from southern California too.”


On if there are any guys in particular he’s excited to play “Not really, it’s just going to be fun going against all of them.”


On if he grew up going to The Coliseum to watch games “Yeah I went quite a few. I was a huge Reggie Bush fan.”


On what the offense is working on right now “The biggest thing is the turnovers. You can’t really get anything done turning the ball over five times. I think that’s the thing we’re working on the most at this point.”


On if there is a positive takeaway considering they offense had a chance to take the lead in the fourth quarter even with the turnover issues “It definitely says that we can do it. We just have to clean up little details. All those turnovers could have been avoided.”


On how Jake Browning responded to the loss to Cal “Pretty good. I think playing Boise State his first game really helped him because that was a very good defense and stuff. We just threw him into the fire in that game, so coming into league play he already kind of got a feel for it because we already played a really good team, so I don’t think it was too much of an adjustment for him.”


On if playing in a league as tough as the PAC-12 puts pressure on a young team to develop rapidly week-by-week “No because we really don’t have any, it you listen to what everyone’s saying, we really have no expectations so there’s not really any pressure on us at all. We just have to go out and perform like we know we can.” Top Stories