The Washington defense is close to getting two key components back from injury. Coach Steve Sarkisian said that defensive tackles Sione Potoa'e and Semisi Tokolahi are getting close to returning. Potoa'e, who is returning from a knee injury, has started doing some work in practice. Tokolahi, who broke his ankle in the Apple Cup game, could be back next week.
Those two are key to the Huskies plans, which call for a rotation of big bodies up front with Alameda Ta'amu. If all three get and stay healthy, the Huskies will be much more difficult to run on this year.