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April 5, 2010 at 12:27 PM

A few Monday notes

Answering a few questions, and posting a few links:
— I continue to get questions about the team’s practice schedule the rest of spring. Here’s a really simple way to remember it — they will practice the next four Tuesdays and Thursdays, each at 4 p.m, the next three Saturdays, each at 1 p.m., and then the spring game on April 30, at roughly 6:30. Cameras are not allowed. More complete details are available on GoHuskies.com.
— I got one question about the length of practices in the spring. The NCAA rule is that spring practice is treated like a mini-season, so the 20-hour rule that is in place during the regular season applies. That means no more than 20 hours per week of mandatory work, be it practices, meetings, film sessions, etc., and no more than four hours in any one day. Theoretically, all of that could be on the field, but that isn’t practical. And it isn’t at all in Steve Sarkisian’s M.O. to go anywhere near that long, anyway. Sark’s philoshophy is to run high-paced practices, running through the plays and drills quickly, getting the work in and then getting off the field. He wants to keep the team as fresh as possible, especially in these early years in the program with depth an issue. One reason he changed the schedule this year — spreading out the 15 practices over five weeks instead of four — is so that the team doesn’t have to practice on consecutive days, keeping the team fresher throughout the spring, as well. That should also mean the team can go a little harder in each practice instead of inevitably having to tone down a little bit on one of the back-to-back days.
Peter Follmer, the new walk-on defensive end who is also a member of the track team, is not on any sort of track scholarship. So there is no scholarship issue involved in his presence on the team.
— Interesting link from RealGM.com in an item near the bottom rating all of the college QBs of last year, this year and next year based on their pro potential. Jake Locker comes in second just after Mark Sanchez.
— Here’s a story from a few days ago on Ronnie Fouch beginning practices with Indiana State, including a picture.
— Here’s the most up-to-date look at BYU’s QB situation.
All for now.

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