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October 12, 2010 at 6:53 PM

Tuesday practice notes

The Huskies are off the field after their Tuesday practice, one of what is typically two full-pads workouts each week.
And while Jake Locker had full pads on, he didn’t really fully participate, with Keith Price and Nick Montana taking all of the snaps during the final team period. Locker did take part in lots of the individual drills.
We don’t get access to UW coach Steve Sarkisian after practice, so there is no official word on why Locker sat out the team part of practice. Almost certainly it’s related to the sickness he had that impacted him against Arizona State — likely, they want to continue to rest him a little bit to recover while also getting the backups more work just in case they are needed. Locker also sat out the team drills on Monday and Sarkisian mentioned during his coaches show afterward it was to rest and get Price more work. Price ran the starting unit during the team portion while Montana ran the backups.
Each did so behind a new-look line.
The starting O-line for all of the team period featured Greg Christine at center with Senio Kelemete at left tackle, Ryan Tolar at left guard, Colin Porter at right guard and Drew Schaefer at right tackle.
That meant former starting right tackle Cody Habben was with the backups (essentially, a Porter-for-Habben swap, with Christine and Schaefer changing positions). The intial switch was necessary to make up for the loss of Erik Kohler, who remained on the sidelines while recovering from mono. But obviously the coaches saw something else that made them want to make further switches with the line.
The No. 2 line featured Habben — who has 31 career starts — with Daniel Kanczugowski at right guard, Mykenna Ikehara at center, Nick Wood at left guard and Skyler Fancher at left tackle.
We also don’t get access to offensive coaches on Tuesdays (their day is Wednesday) so no official comment on the switch.
Also, WR Devin Aguilar, who sat out the ASU game with a hip flexor injury, was in uniform but did not participate in team drills.
There didn’t appear to be any other new injuries, though defensive coordinator Nick Holt said afterward that Greg Ducre suffered a broken thumb last week, the reason he didn’t play much against Arizona State. There also didn’t appear to be any other real personnel moves.
More from Holt later.

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