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August 20, 2010 at 9:23 PM

Friday night practice report

Not every practice in which a field goal gets the loudest cheer from the rest of the players — unless it’s one that ends the practice early (a common tactic to test a kicker’s ability to perform under pressure).
Erik Folk didn’t get to send his teammates home early, but he did earn a round of applause when he hit a 58-yarder during the live field goal portion of practice tonight. He was 5-5 during that session, moving progressively back, hitting from about 52 yards on the kick before the 58-yarder.
UW coach Steve Sarkisian has said Folk has a stronger leg this season, due largely to the fact that he’s now healthy. He hit 18-21 last season, and this year is showing greater range, making him that much more of a potential weapon.
Anyway, that was probably the highlight of the Friday night practice as the Huskies were not in full pads, staying away from full contact all day in preparation for tomorrow’s scrimmage.
The practice featured a lot of situational work, largely third-down type of stuff, something to be aware of if you were there — lots of rotating on the defensive fronts, that sort of thing.
Nothing really new on the injury front. Quinton Richardson, who sat out the morning workout while under the weather, returned
LB Brandon Huppert, who has been running with the second team in the middle, sat out. Not sure why, but didn’t look serious, maybe just to take a practice off as he’s coming off of knee surgery. So Victor Burnett and Tim Tucker rotated with the backups.
Kalani Aldrich also sat out, which was probably just his time in the rotation to take a rest, as well. However, he appeared to have some sort of brace on his elbow (we don’t get access to Sarkisian afterward so not sure what it was). But he did all the post-practice conditioning that the line does and all that.
Senio Kelemete, James Johnson, Jamaal Kearse and Taz Stevenson also again sat out. Johnson appeared to go early on, then came out again, maybe reaggravating the ankle. Also Zach Fogerson appeared to be limited. Again, we’ll find out about injuries Saturday.
With Kelemete again out, Greg Christine ran with the first team at center with Drew Schaefer moving to left tackle. However, Schaefer then ran with the second unit at center, so he got lots of work at both spots.
Keith Price appeared to have another nice night, and was 3-3 during his series in the final team session, hitting Jordan Polk perfectly in stride on a sideline pattern for about a 25-yard gain, and making a good decision to run and gain 10-15 yards or so on another play.
Jake Locker was 3-4 on his drive (they were situational and simply ended after five plays) throwing two nice balls to Devin Aguilar for completions.
Maybe the most interesting personnel news was seeing Michael Hartvigson get a few plays at tight end with the starting unit. He caught a pass from Locker on one play.
Also, Chris Polk’s workload seems to be increasing and he was out there quite a bit — actually, seemed like all the starters maybe got a little more work than normal, possibly gearing up for the Saturday scrimmage. Sarkisian said the starters should get more work tomorrow than in the scrimmage last Tuesday, which was largely devoted to younger players.
All for now.



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