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August 16, 2010 at 9:23 PM

Monday night practice report

The Huskies are off the field after their second two-a-day of fall camp, and just so I don’t bury the lead, there didn’t appear to be any new serious new injuries of note.
Safety Justin Glenn sat out most of practice after appearing to re-injure his foot, but he stayed in uniform and walked off the field under his own power afterward (though he didn’t return to practice). Safety Greg Walker appeared to turn an ankle late in the workout, but also walked off under his own power afterward (pictured is the brief team meeting as the workout concluded).
OL Ben Riva sat out again, and Evan Hudson remained in red, and a few guys who were already slated to be out (such as WR James Johnson and DE Everrette Thompson) were also out.
Otherwise, the team emerged relatively unscathed from what was a pretty intense workout.
There was lots of work on red-zone running drills, as well as goalline offense and defense.
It was intense enough that there was a brief scuffle between Dorson Boyce and Sean Parker, that caused UW coach Steve Sarkisian to repeat a scene we saw a couple times last year as he then called the entire team together for a minute or so. We didn’t get a chance to talk to Sarkisian afterward, but he has said in the past that his message in those situations is not to let emotions get out of hand and remember that it’s all one team. The defense was assessed a penalty on the play.
There were other visible teachable moments, as well, such as when true freshman Andrew Hudson jumped offsides on a third down. Defensive coordinator Nick Holt called Hudson to the sideline and had him run a lap, Hudson immediately taking off in what seemed to be almost a full sprint.
Backup QB Keith Price had one of his better days of the fall, throwing two touchdown passes to Cody Bruns (who also continues to have a good game) during 11-on-11 drills. On one, a 25-yarder, Price rolled to his left then threw to a sliding Bruns in the end zone — the proverbial only place Bruns could have caught the ball. Bruns cradled the ball, then waited for the call from the official before leaping in the air.
Price also ran for a TD on a roll out in a team session, as well.
Nick Montana didn’t appear quite as productive, and threw an interception into the waiting hands of Taz Stevenson during one drill.
Running drills dominated the early portion, and with Deontae Cooper out for the season and Chris Polk still limited, all the work went to Johri Fogerson, Jesse Callier and Demitrius Bronson. All had some nice moments.

Cort Dennison had an interception of a tipped Jake Locker pass during the late team session. None of us could tell who tipped it, though it could have been Josh Shirley, who broke quickly into the backfield on the play. Dennison had to dive to get the tipped pass.
— Locker’s best pass of the night was a 35-yard TD strike to Jermaine Kearse during a team session.
— While there was some conjecture on here earlier today about shaking up the offensive line, the alignments looked pretty much the same as all camp. The starting unit was exactly the same with Senio Keleteme, Ryan Tolar, Drew Schaefer, Mykenna Ikehara and Cody Habben. The No. 2 OL was, left to right, Erik Kohler, Skyler Fancher, Greg Christine, Colin Porter and Daniel Kanczugowski. Ikehara also rotated in to handle some center with the backup units, as well.
— The starting D-line was Talia Crichton and De’Shon Matthews at ends, Alameda Ta’amu and Cameron Elisara/Semisi Tokolahi at tackles. The No. 2 DL was Kalani Aldrich and Hau’oli Jamora at ends (with Shirley rotating in at times) and Chris Robinson and Sione Potoa’e at tackles. Potoa’e stood out on a couple of tackles and also had a sack of Price.
— The starting LBs remained unchanged with Dennison, Mason Foster and Victor Aiyewa. The No. 2’s were usually Matt Houston, Jordan Wallace and Brandon Huppert.
Desmond Trufant sat out a lot of the contact work so Vonzell McDowell and Quinton Richardson were usually the No. 1 CBs. The No. 1 safeties appeared to usually be Nate Williams and Nate Fellner, Will Shamburger rotating in a time or two.
Erik Folk was a perfect 4-4 during the field goal kicking segment.
— A lot of punting during the midway break, and notable that Foster and Nate Williams are on the team, of the regulars, as well as Dennison, who is the up back.
— Here’s more on Kavario Middleton’s transfer to Nebraska. To reiterate, he will not be eligible to play against UW this year, but he will next season when Washington travels there.
— One practice tomorrow, at 3 p.m., reportedly to feature lots of scrimmaging.



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