Concluding our videos from today’s practice, here’s UW coach Steve Sarkisian.
The Huskies play Utah Saturday night in a game that can get them bowl eligible. Sarkisian, though, said that’s not the focus for this week, saying “our focus is on the game and what it’s going to take to win a very difficult and physical football game. And then we’ve got more football to play after that, so that hasn’t been the focus at all. I haven’t even really talked about it to the team at all.”
Sarkisian also talked about Jaydon Mickens saying “he’s just finding his way. He’s had a couple chances to make some pretty big plays for us. He had a big catch called back early in the season, I think against Portland State. He had an opportunity last week. He’s going to be a really good player for us, it’s just when it clicks in for him, look out because he’s going to be a really good player.”
Of the drop last week against Cal, Sarkisian said Mickens “just maybe over-thought it. Just over thought it. Sometimes the toughest catches to make are the ones that are in the air the longest, and you’re seeing that ball and you know you’re wide open. But we gotta get used to seeing him open like that, because he’s such a dynamic player and he can get open for us.”
He also talked about using Kasen Williams on the last play of the game in pass defense and Austin Seferian-Jenkins on the field goal block team: “Just a potential jump ball situation and he’s (Williams) a seven foot high jumper with great ball skills. It’s something we practiced in training camp. We try to work on all the special situations in the game. You saw Kasen there on that play, you saw Austin (Seferian-Jenkins) was in on the missed field goal, he was in on field goal block. We’re just trying to put guys in the position and in situations to do the things that they do well.”
You can watch it below:
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