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Husky Football Blog

The latest news and analysis on the Montlake Dawgs.

August 14, 2009 at 6:21 PM

Quick post-practice update

Back from the first full-pads practice of the fall and nothing much in the way of huge news, so I’ll make this a quick post before returning later with the full wrapup.
There were no new injuries other than what I detailed earlier — Justin Glenn sat out with a hip injury and Paul Homer a hamstring, neither of which appear serious.
The defense got the better of the offense during the late team period, during which the team focused on blitz and sudden-change situations (or following a turnover). Jake Locker was unofficially sacked six times during that session (though he’s down when touched and in a real game would likely have gotten away from a few of them). Daniel Te’o-Neshiem had his hand in three of the sacks and Mason Foster two, by an unofficial count.
But Locker was also really good during a 7-on-7 skeleton session (meaning no linemen), going 6-7 for 90 yards (the one incompletion a drop) which included a 47-yard TD to D’Andre Goodwin down the middle of the field.
What it seemed to indicate is that the skill guys on offense are ahead of the back seven on defense when it comes to throwing the ball, but that when you get the whole team together, the front seven of the defense is ahead of the offensive front.
In what might pass as the most interesting personnel news, coach Steve Sarkisian said after practice that if UW played a game today, he would likely have all three of the healthy true frosh — Talia Crichton, Andru Pulu and Semisi Tokolahi — on the active roster. Both Pulu and Crichton, each playing end, had sacks while playing for the No. 3 defense today.
Also, Sarkisian said there is now no chance Dominique Gaisie will be on the roster this season.
More later.

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