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Husky Football Blog

The latest news and analysis on the Montlake Dawgs.

April 6, 2011 at 8:37 AM

Wednesday morning links — Examining UW’s coverage units

The Huskies are off today, hitting the field next on Thursday at 4 p.m. Hopefully, the winds will have died down by then.

For my story for the Wednesday paper, I wrote about UW’s coverage unit woes of 2010 and how they solved them the last four games. And further, that the plan remains for this season to use as many starters as necessary on as many special teams as necessary to get the job done. I broke down some of the stats showing how much better UW’s special teams were during the four-game winning streak that ended the season.

Also, here’s some video of UW coach Steve Sarkisian’s meeting with the media after practice:

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IN OTHER NEWS. …

— GoHuskies.com notes the physical nature of spring practice.

— Former Husky Demitrius Bronson appears to be fitting in nicely at Eastern Washington.

— In maybe the biggest Pac-12 news of the day, Arizona State announced that returning starters Omar Bolden — maybe the top cornerback in the conference heading into 2011 — and receiver T.J. Simpson are each out 5-8 months with knee injuries. ASU and UW are not scheduled to play this year and could only meet in the conference title game.

Vince Grippi of the Spokesman-Review says WSU’s offensive line is starting to come together and has a few other links around the conference.

— Interesting story out of UCLA where defensive lineman Cassius Marsh, a high school teammate of UW’s Nick Montana and Erik Kohler, returned to practice on Tuesday after walking out on Monday after an altercation with a teammate.

— Interesting stuff here from Wes Bunting of the National Football Post on mistakes he’s made in the past evaluating players. This year, Bunting has been consistently higher than most on Mason Foster and lower than most on Jake Locker.

— Speaking of Foster, the Detroit Free-Press speculates he could be taken by the Lions in the second round.

All for now.

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