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August 18, 2010 at 9:22 PM

Wednesday night practice notes

Practice number 12 of camp is in the books for the Huskies.
Not fair to call it a light workout since it looked intense enough, but it was light in the fact that the team was not in full pads, wearing helmets and shoulder pads.
First, the injury update. Nothing new that appeared serious. True frosh safety Taz Stevenson was out with some sort of shoulder injury as he had an ice bag on his left shoulder — we don’t get a chance to talk to coach Steve Sarkisian after the second practices of two-a-days so we didn’t get a clarification of what it might be.
Also, PK Erik Folk and WR D’Andre Goodwin didn’t really participate, but could just be that they were being rested and thier backups being given a chance. Cody Bruns took the snaps as the third WR with the ones with Goodwin and James Johnson (ankle) out and Eric Guttorp took the field goal attempts. Guttorp was 4-4 during the team session with a long of 38.
Folk looked just fine in Tuesday’s scrimmage, and Goodwin was one of the highlight guys of Wednesday morning’s workout, so likely just being rested — Sarkisian said on Monday that the receivers would be rested periodically, specifically mentioning Goodwin, who has had trouble in the past with his hamstrings.
— I saw no new changes to the starting lineup. Of the spots that fluctuate, Will Shamburger was the strong safety and the defensive line was Talia Crichton and De’Shon Matthews at ends and Cameron Elisara and Alameda Ta’amu at tackles. The starting LBs were Mason Foster, Cort Dennison and Victor Aiyewa, who appears to have won the SLB spot. The starting CBs were Desmond Trufant and Quinton Richardson. And the safeties Shamburger and Nate Williams.
— The starting OL was the same as all camp, Chris Polk the starting TB, Austin Sylvester the starting RB, and Chris Izbicki the starting TE. Jermaine Kearse and Devin Aguilar were the starting WRs with Bruns the third WR with Johnson and Goodwin out.
— Looked like there maybe was some movement at the backup LB spots, with Matt Houston moved to the WLB spot. They definitely appear to be rotating a lot of guys at the backup LB spots trying to find the right combo. Houston worked with Cooper Pelluer and Garret Gilliland during one series. But again, they really appear to be moving a lot of guys around there, seeing which of the frosh they want to play this season. Tim Tucker and Victor Burnett appeared to be splitting time as the MLBs during most of the rest of the sessions. Again, I think there’s lots of movement going on at the backup LB spots.
— In the final team session, I had Jake Locker at 5-7 (one a nice crossing route to Chris Izbicki), Keith Price at 4-5 and Nick Montana at 0-2. Price has definitely had three good days of practice, and if I had to bet today, I’d say he’s ahead in the battle for the No. 2 spot.
— The practice ended with an overtime session. The first team offense went first against the first team defense. Locker threw incomplete, ran for five yards, then threw incomplete, Guttorp then hitting a 38-yard field goal.
— The No. 2 offense, led by Price, then went against the No. 2 defense and moved quickly down the field, Johri Fogerson ran for five yards, Price hit Bruns for 10, then Fogerson ran for a 10-yard TD to end the drill and the practice.
UW will hit the field for one practice tomorrow at 3 p.m.
UPDATE, 10:35 P.M. — Realize I forgot about one key play, a sliding interception by Greg Walker that a few of you who were there have mentioned. Walker had been out the last day or so with a sprained ankle, but slid to pick off a pass by Nick Montana during a team drill. Justin Glenn, who also had been out with a sprained ankle, was back as well.



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