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Husky Football Blog

The latest news and analysis on the Montlake Dawgs.

August 19, 2010 at 7:23 PM

Thursday practice notes

As noted earlier, I had to leave practice early today for a Seattle Times-KJR-AM promotional deal.
But thanks to a few who were there I’ve got some notes to pass along:
— Sounds like the most noteworthy story was that Senio Kelemete did very little while bothered by a sprained ankle. However, UW coach Steve Sarksian said it doesn’t look to be serious. Said Sark: “He’s got a sprained ankle. It actually worked out. We’ve got enough linemen now that we can afford to not have to force a guy to keep going on something that could linger for weeks and weeks and weeks. I want to get that ankle healthy. So if it takes us a few days, it will take a few days.” Sounds as if Drew Schaefer moved out to left tackle and Greg Christine stepped in at center with Kelemete out.
— WR James Johnson tried to do a little bit more work after sitting the last few days with a sprained ankle. But he appeared to reaggravate it and could be out the rest of the week Said Sarkisian: “He’s trying to fight to get back. Realistically, those ankles take awhile. He’s trying his best, and to his credit, he’s working to get back. Ankles take awhile; that’s the nature of it – whether it’s basketball or football, whatever. Ankles take awhile. It’s going to take him a few days.”
— Also out were a pair of true frosh LB Jamaal Kearse and safety Taz Stevenson. Sarkisian said of Kearse that: “He’s got a bursitis thing in his knee. He’s got a swollen knee. We should get him back, if not tomorrow, the next day.” And of Stevenson: “His shoulder’s still not there yet. It’s still a little swollen.”
Devin Aguilar was also dinged up at the end of practice. Sarkisian said that he got hti in the stomach and will be fine.
— Am told some of the linemen drills got a little intense with Everrette Thompson and Schaefer going at it a at one point (probably good to see Thompson getting that into any action). Am also told that Andrew Hudson appeared to have a particularly good day in the pass rush drills.
— A highlight of the team session was a pair of Jake Locker TD passes to Aguilar.
Jordan Polk, who had been making a little move, dropped a few passes. Said Sarkisian: “He’s had a great camp, up until today. Today, for whatever reason, he just dropped a couple balls. I thought he’s been running really well, he’s had a great attitude. See how he responds tomorrow after probably not his best practice of camp today.”
— Walk-on William Chandler is getting a little work with the ones with injuries to others (Johnson, in particular). Sarkisian said “there’s no question” Chandler could find his way on the field this season and said that he’s “kind of a journeymen, a workman-like guy who can play all the positions. Does a lot of the dirty work, which is a guy you always have got to have.”
— He also praised Quinton Richardson: “I think Quinton has done a nice job. He’s refocused himself. He’s done some decent things to get himself back playing consistent football. He’s not as roller-coastery or high then low – he’s kind of playing consistent. That is what you need out there on the corner.
Nick Montana had a couple of fumbles during the team period, and the last few days it has looked like Keith Price has had the better of the backup QB competition.
All for now.

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