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April 10, 2010 at 10:00 AM

Scrimmage today, and a few more notes and links

Looks like a nice day out for a scrimmage, so could be a decent crowd as the Huskies hit the field at noon today.
What I figure many fans will be keenly interested in is seeing the two contenders for the backup quartback job, with Keith Price and Nick Montana (pictured, right) getting their first extended game-like action of the spring — and for Montana, of his college career.
Obviously, it’s just the first scrimmage of the spring, and I don’t expect this battle to be decided until the fall — and it could be one that even continues into the season. So making a huge assessment after today would be premature. But it will still be interesting to see how those two perform today.
Montana, as many expected he would, as shown accuarcy and poise in the pocket. But he also has shown a stronger arm than many thought he might, and he might have better mobility than some would think given the way his game is generally portrayed.
Price has looked improved from a year ago, as well, having made some adjustments to his motion to get a little more accurate with his passes.
Also worth watching today will be the two lines — the revamped-by-choice OL with Senio Kelemete at left tackle, an experiment the coaches seem to love; and revamped-due-to-cirumstance DL with Cameron Elisara now at defensive end to fill in for a spot ravaged by injuries and other problems.
Also of real curiosity is assessing the strongside linebacker spot, where Alvin Logan will begin with the No. 1 unit today.
— Heard Austin Seferian-Jenkins on KJR today say that he plans to be at the scrimmage. However, he also said he doesn’t plan to pare down his list of finalists to 10 until late May or June, so his visiting today doesn’t appear to mean anything other than taking a visit. The tight end from Gig Harbor is among the top recruits in the state. Skyline’s Kasen Williams is also expected to be there today.
— For my story for the paper today I wrote about UW picking up seven early commitments for the Class of 2011. As you can tell in the story, I talked to national recruiting analyst Allen Wallace for a while, and he also gave me a good breakdown of each of the California players, which I will try to pass along in the next few days.
— ESPN’s College Football Live unveiled its pre-sesason top 25 yesterday and the Pac-10 teams rated are Oregon at No. 10, USC at 15, Oregon State at 20 and Stanford at 24.
— Oregon thinks maybe Ohio State was stealing its signals during the Rose Bowl so it’s changing things up this spring.
— BYU cancelled its practice Friday and will hold its final spring practice today.
— The defense appears to be coming along as Syracuse’s spring nears its close — its spring game is next Saturday.
Ted Miller answers his mail and looks at whether Stanford’s Andrew Luck might leave after this season.
Daniel Te’o-Nesheim is reportedly visiting the Raiders this weekend. And as for the source quoted in this item saying he’s already visited the Eagles and the Patriots, maybe it’s Te’o-Nesheim himself as we quoted him saying exactly that when he was here in town last week. Te’o-Nesheim said he plans to be in Seattle for the draft.
All for now.



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