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September 9, 2014 at 1:43 PM

Video: Jimmy Lake wants Washington’s secondary to make plays

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A few interesting points from Tuesday’s interview with Washington secondary coach Jimmy Lake.

By his count, UW defensive backs have dropped six interceptions – two against Hawaii and four against Eastern Washington – which obviously doesn’t help a porous passing defense that allowed 475 yards and seven touchdown receptions last week.

Opposing quarterbacks have completed 54 of 89 passes against Washington and the Huskies do not have an interception.

Lake didn’t specifically address Marcus Peters, who isn’t expected to play Saturday against Illinois due to a one-game suspension. However, he said the junior cornerback and most players need to manage their emotions.

Lake described the position battles in the secondary as a “fluid situation” that likely won’t be resolved at any time this year.

Lake spoke in general about the the secondary, however he singled out freshman free safety Budda Baker as UW defensive back who has progressed significantly since the opener. Lake hopes more players will follow suit.

Note: Washington defensive backs were not available for media interviews Tuesday.

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