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Husky Football Blog

The latest news and analysis on the Montlake Dawgs.

April 20, 2009 at 7:57 PM

Monday practice notes

Now this is what spring practice is supposed to feel like. Beneath balmy warm blue skies, the Huskies scratched off another two-hour workout this afternoon at Husky Stadium. You can feel the anticipation building towards the conclusion of spring drills as only three practices remain, including the Spring Game.
Position change: Sophomore Alvin Logan (listed at 6-2, 218 pounds) moved from receiver to safety on Monday. He appeared in all 12 games last season and caught six passes for 58 yards. Logan underwent offseason knee surgery, but appears to be moving fine.
Injuries: WR D’Andre Goodwin missed today’s drills because of a left hamstring injury. DE Everrette Thompson has a cracked bone in his foot and will not practice again in the spring. DE Kalani Aldrich and LB EJ Savannah also did not practice.
The day ended on a sour note as sophomore CB Quinton Richardson collided with players while breaking up a Jake Locker pass near the endzone and suffering an injury. Richardson remained on the turf for several minutes while being treated by the medical staff. He was able to walk off the field, but coach Steve Sarkisian said he needed to speak with the trainers before elaborating on the severity of the injury.
Monday’s stars: WRs Jordan Polk and Cody Bruns, TE Chris Izbicki and LB Mason Foster. Polk was exceptionally good during team drills when he caught a pair of long passes down the field and in traffic from Jake Locker and Ronnie Fouch. The first catch was about a 45-yard touchdown and the second one covered about 35 yards. Bruns and Izbicki ran nice routes and displayed some good hands snaring in tough passes while Foster was credited with a sack during team drills, batted down a pass and looked explosive on many plays.
Sarkisian quotes:
(On Polk and Bruns) “They just keep getting comfortable with what’s going on. I don’t know how much they had done before, but I think some of the stuff we’re asking them to do is a little new for them and it just takes time building confidence. The better you know something, the faster you’re going to do it and with more confidence that you’re going to it with. I think Bruns and Polk, they’ve been showing that. They keep building their confidence and keep making plays.”
(Locker’s grasp of offense) “It’s hard to put a gauge on exactly where you think a guy would be. I know this, from the midpoint of spring – practice 7, practice 8 – until now, practice 12, I know he has thrown quite a bit. He’s comfort level with the terminology, his comfort level with his progression, his comfort level when things are there to pull the ball down and run and finding that fine line there, his accuracy has gotten better. I just think his overall game has improved.”
(On Foster) “Mason has really found a comfort level especially coming off the edge when he’s pass rushing but he’s also doing a great job in the run game. He’s playing faster football.”
(On Chris Polk) “We tried to get Polk a few more carries today. He’d been out. We’re trying to get a fair evaluation of him. I thought he had a nice practice today. … I think things are slowly starting to sort themselves out there (at running back). We’re not trying to rush to any decision there. We don’t need to. That thing is going to carry on to fall camp.”

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