With spring practices beginning to open in a lot of places, I’ve gotten a few more questions about Washington’s.
So it sounds like a good time to review what has been announced so far.
UW’s spring practice will begin on April 2 and end with the Spring Game on April 28 at CenturyLink Field. Kickoff is 11 a.m.
Times, locations and policies for other practices have yet to be released. With Husky Stadium being renovated, UW will have to use the on-campus Dempsey Indoor or the East Practice Field (there’s been no word that any other practices would be moved off-campus but I guess it’s possible).
There’s been speculation that weekday practices could be held in the morning, but again, times have yet to be announced.
The easy way to remember UW’s spring practice dates are that they will be held every Monday-Wednesday-Friday in April, and the last three Saturdays.
Here are the dates: April 2, 4, 6, 9, 11, 13, 14, 16, 18, 20, 21, 23, 25, 27, 28.
IN OTHER NEWS. …
— The next football activity at UW comes Thursday when the school hosts its annual Pro Day for former players to work out for NFL Scouts. It’s expected the four Huskies who were at the Combine — Chris Polk, Jermaine Kearse, Alameda Ta’amu and Senio Kelemete — will attend along with a few other recently departed Huskies. Another who is expected to attend is E.J. Savannah, who last played in 2009 but has been working out in an attempt to get back into football. Here’s a blog post on Savannah from last August.
— ESPN.com’s Ted Miller examines returning offensive production at the skill positions for every Pac-12 team. Obviously, the big question marks for UW in that area are replacing Polk, Kearse and Devin Aguilar, with finding a way to replicate Polk’s production the more critical of those issues.
— George Schroeder, a columnist for the Eugene Register-Guard who also does some stuff for SI.com, has a column looking at the main question mark for each Pac-12 school for the latter web site. Schroeder says UW’s defense is the biggest issues for the Huskies, and it’s hard to argue that.
— Miller also has lots of good links around the conference.
— Scout.com reports that Elijah Qualls of Casa Grande High in Petaluma, Calif. — who projects as one of the top DT prospects on the West Coast this year — will take an unofficial visit to UW this weekend.
— CSBSports.com reports there is growing sentiment to eliminate bowl berths for teams with .500 records (or worse, as it turned out last year).