Another gray, wet Seattle morning on the Monday of what is the second week of UW’s spring practices.
UW, however, is off today, going on every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday throughout the five weeks of spring. So UW’s next practice is Tuesday at 4 p.m., when it is expected to put on full pads, and probably do a little scrimmaging near the end. Saturday’s practice, which begins at 11 a.m., is likely to be the first that will be officially labeled a scrimmage.
As noted earlier, spreading out spring over five weeks is something UW began a year ago, and Husky coach Steve Sarkisian says it’s a way for the team to be a little more physical more often, always having a day off after a practice, rather than the old schedule, which called for some back-to-back days of workouts.
With UW off, not a lot out there on the Huskies, but still some interesting links to pass along. …
— Today is apparently the last day you can vote for Jake Locker for the cover of the EA Sports 2012 video game.
— Scout.com has released its updated recruiting rankings for the Class of 2012. Here’s the actual list of players and there are two Washingtonians in the top 100 — lineman Joshua Garnett of Puyallup at No. 24 and lineman Zach Banner of Lakes at No. 45. There are two others among the top 300 — running back Keivarae Russell of Mariner High in Everett at No. 157, QB Jeff Lindquist of Mercer Island at No. 245 and CB Cedric Dozier of Lakes at No. 249. UW is heavily recruiting all five.
— Scout.com also speculates what the first AP Poll may look like and projects UW will be 49th among others receiving votes.
— ESPN.com’s Ted Miller has a roundup of the weekend in the Pac-12, including some injury news at Arizona State.
— Hawaii, which plays at UW on Sept. 10, has to rebuild its receiving corps this spring, though it has a solid returning QB in Bryant Moniz.
— Nebraska was happy with its quarterback play after its first spring scrimmage.
— Cal Jeff Tedford said his quarterbacks were “not very good” during a weekend scrimmage.
— Redshirt freshman RB Rickey Galvin was the star of Washington State’s scrimmage over the weekend.
— Jesse Scroggins, whom UW recruited heavily a couple of years ago, appears in line to become USC’s backup QB.
— Here’s a feature on new Colorado receiving coach Bobby Kennedy, who was at UW during the Reggie Williams era.
— Oregon State is putting on the pads today.
— A rundown of all things Oregon.
— SmartFootball explains why teams don’t necessarily need more than three days to install an offense in the spring.
All for now.