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April 3, 2010 at 3:39 PM

Saturday practice over — a couple quick pics and notes

Practice is over for the day. Here are a few quick notes:
Jordan Polk is the first significant injury of the spring, leaving the field with a hamstring strain/pull of some kind. Didn’t look overly serious but he left the field midway through and didn’t return. D’Andre Goodwin is also battling a hamstring injury and was limited today.
— Two new walk-ons today, including one who made an impact — junior defensive end Peter Follmer, who is also a weight thrower on the UW track team. Follmer is from Kentridge, officially listed at 6-5, 236. That height was on display when he leaped high to bat down a Nick Montana pass during a drill. One UW offensive player (okay, actually QB Jake Locker) was heard to say that Follmer is “strong as hell.” So maybe a guy who can work his way into the depth given the problems at that position. Here’s his UW track media guide bio. He’s the one who joined the team following a walk-on tryout on Tuesday. Also joining the team today is receiver Din Kuses of Edmonds-Woodway, listed at 6-1, 188. Here’s his Scout.com profile — he was wearing No. 81 today.
Brandon Yakaboski is not practicing and UW coach Steve Sarkisian sounded an ominous note about his future later, saying that he is having another examination of the knee and that this one will likely answer the quesiton once and for all of whether Yakaboski has a football future. Sarkisian said they don’t want to put Yakaboski in a position “where he has to have knee replacement surgery at age 30.”
— The most notable recruit I saw there today was DE/OT Taniela Tupou of Everett.
— In the most notable lineup change, the No. 1 CBs throughout practice were Quinton Richardson and Vonzell McDowell. Part of that is because Desmond Trufant is out with a groin injury. But that’s not the case with Adam Long, the other presumptive starter entering spring. Sarkisian said that the second team is simply where Long is at the moment. The rest of the lineups looked the same, though with Justin Glenn resting — he’s not back to full duty yet — Will Shamburger ran as the No. 2 strong safety.
Matt Leinart was the most notable visitor to practice today. Sarkisian said Leinart — whom Sarkisian coached at USC — was in town because he’s currently dating a woman from this area. Leinart was heard to say that he was “just visiting” and he was only at pratice for 20 minutes or so, talking briefly with Sarkisian and later for a minute or so with Locker and also greeting Montana before departing before the half-way point of practice.
— Sark again praised the two freshman running backs — I’ll get the quote up later — and Deontae Cooper appeared to have a particularly strong day ending the team part of drills with a 30-yard run or so.
— The team was in half pads and will go in full pads for the first time on Tuesday.
Here are some pictures from practice.


First, the scene inside the Dempsey Indoor:
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A view of Chris Polk, who took part in some of the drill work early but sat out the team stuff:
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The best view I could get of Sarkisian and Leinart talking:

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