Two Washington defensive linemen out for season

Updated: August 5, 2003, 3:50 PM ET

SEATTLE -- Washington defensive linemen Josh Miller and Junior Coffin will miss the upcoming season due to injuries.

Miller, a junior who started 13 games at defensive tackle and had 33 tackles last season, is sidelined because of a back injury.

Coffin, a junior who was on the starting defensive unit in the spring, will be sidelined because of a chronic pinched nerve in his neck and shoulder.

Keith Gilbertson took over as coach for Rick Neuheisel, who was fired for breaking NCAA gambling rules by participating in neighborhood pools during the past two NCAA basketball tournaments.

Washington is coming off a 7-6 season and a loss to Purdue in the Sun Bowl. The Huskies open their season at Ohio State on Aug. 30.

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