At 5-foot-10, 172-pounds, Kinchen is a talented prospect who played on both sides of the ball in high school, but the Husky coaches want him on defense.
It was widely expected that Ngata would earn a starting spot this season and play an integral part in bolstering the linebackers group.
The Huskies will open the season with three straight, non-conference home games before a week off. After that, they'll play road and home games on alternating weeks for the entirety of the conference schedule, beginning with their Pac-12 opener Oct. 3 at Oregon. Notably, along with never playing back-to-back home or road games in conference play, the Huskies will not play any teams that were off the week prior.
Cato has been on the Husky staff for two Pac-12 Championships (2016 and 2018), three straight 10-win seasons and three straight berths in New Years Six bowl games.
Donovan, who spent the last four seasons on the Jacksonville Jaguars offensive staff, comes to Seattle with 19 years of collegiate coaching experience, including three years as offensive coordinator at Vanderbilt and two more at Penn State.