McIntosh is one of five returning starters in the UW secondary.

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HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — Washington returns all five starters in its defensive secondary this season, a key reason why the Huskies have been pegged as the overwhelming favorite to win the Pac-12 Conference championship.

Senior safety JoJo McIntosh is one of those veterans in the secondary, and he says the expectations for the defensive backs are to be the No. 1 secondary in the country.

“There’s only one ‘DBU,'” he said at Pac-12 Football Media Day on Wednesday.

Just how good is this secondary?

“Man, I’d say the whole DB room is starters. Everybody can compete, everybody can play. There’s no dropoff,” he said. “If somebody gets hurt, next guy up and next thing you know they’re all over social media because they’re ballin’.”