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Husky Football Blog

The latest news and analysis on the Montlake Dawgs.

March 31, 2009 at 9:49 AM

Tuesday a.m. links

Steve Sarkisian made liberal use of the word “excited” yesterday to describe his feelings as spring ball gets set to kick off today.
“We finally get to do football,” he said.
A close second in the excitement race are we entrusted with writing about the team, who will finally have some real news to chew on for the first time in months, as well.
Practice begins at 4 p.m. today and right now, it’s sunny, if a bit overcast, in my burg south of Seattle.
Sarkisian said on his Twitter page that he will have a staffer offering live updates of today’s workout. We’ll try to do some of the same here if allowed.
Sarkisian’s openness about all of this got high marks today from Ken Goe of The Oregonian.
Sarkisian addressed the issue of spectators potentially giving away secrets of game plans, that sort of thing, and made the point that few fans would really be able to accurately relay what the team is doing.
“The common fan has a pretty hard time really deciphering what we are working on,” he said. “There is going to be a lot of very day drill work you’re going to get accustomed to.” That’s why the most stringent guidelines on attending practice are on cameras and cell phones, the two ways spectators might be able to record what the team is doing. Simply saying “they worked on deep passes today” or something isn’t really going to give anything away.
It reminds me of the time a guy went to a UW practice and complained that the Huskies couldn’t get off a punt to save their lives only to find upon further review that the team was actually practicing how to block punts, the proper way to go after the ball, that sort of thing.
Nick Daschel of Buster Sports also attended yesterday’s press conference and gave Sarkisian high marks. He also mentions the lack of a depth chart, which I agree makes sense not to provide right now and goes along with Sarkisian’s theme that everyone has a clean slate right now.
Sark’s blog, meanwhile, has an interview with strength coach Ivan Lewis (who apparently didn’t want to do any with the rest of us the last few months) that has some good info on who turned in some of the best marks during winter conditioning.
Specifically, MLB Donald Butler with a 365-pound bench and a 500-squad; DE Darrion Jones a 460-bench; OT Ben Ossai a 385-bench and a 505-squat; DL Alameda Ta’amu a 375-bench and 545-squat; OL Ryan Tolar a 555-squat; and S Jason Wells a 335-bench and 450-squat. Interestingly, Jones, Ta’amu and Butler were all among players Sarkisian mentioned yesterday as being excited to see on the field today.

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