Earlier we noted that University of Washington punter Will Mahan reportedly tore two knee ligaments.
Mike Baldwin of the Seattle PI confirms that Mahan is done for the season and writes that his replacement will be a fresh face for Huskies fans, junior Kiel Rasp.
Rasp, a local product from Nathan Hale High School, has never played in a game for the Huskies, but Sarkisian was upbeat about his potential.
“He’s got a great leg and he’s been terrific all training camp,” Sarkisian said of Rasp. “The key is just to go in a game and catch the ball on a punt which he hasn’t ever had to do, but sooner or later we all have to go out there and experience it and go do it and he’s given us all of the confidence that he can do that.”
John Berkowitz over at UW Dawg Pound notes that Mahan will be able to redshirt this season and come back next year.