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October 22, 2014 at 11:56 AM

Huskies QB Cyler Miles remains ‘day to day’ with concussion

Troy Williams scrambles against Georgia State earlier this season at Husky Stadium. (Dean Rutz/The Seattle Times)

Troy Williams scrambles against Georgia State earlier this season at Husky Stadium. (Dean Rutz/The Seattle Times)

Washington sophomore quarterback Cyler Miles remains “day to day” with a concussion, offensive coordinator Jonathan Smith said.

If Miles is cleared, he is scheduled to start against No. 14 Arizona State on Saturday. If not, redshirt freshman Troy Williams is in line for his first career start.

Williams, in large part because of his propensity for turnovers, lost out to sophomore Jeff Lindquist for the start in UW’s season opener at Hawaii. Williams, however, emerged as the No. 2 quarterback over the past few weeks in large part because he’s cut down on the turnovers in practice, Smith said.

“I think he’s understanding and throwing the ball really accurately,” Smith said after practice Wednesday.

“That was the slight edge we thought Jeff brought in the first game,” Smith said about the turnovers. “And then we were really pleased at how Troy created some offense with his arm (against Oregon). He really has some arm talent, and that showed in the last month.”

Williams relieved the injured Miles in the fourth quarter against Oregon last Saturday, completing 5 of 10 passing for 37 yards and rushing for his first career touchdown. Williams took all the first-team reps in Tuesday’s practice.

“Solid,” Smith said. “I thought his effort, really in the last month in practice, has been good. He’s continued that, and Jeff’s getting some turns out there as well. We like where they’re at.”

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