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Day 7 is in the books and it was fairly uneventful. You can watch a partial interview with coach Steve Sarkisian above.
Here’s some of the highlights from practice.
— It was Washington’s first workout since returning from a two-week break and Sarkisian said he was pleased with the energy and execution. A few players said the tempo was a bit slower than the first two weeks, which was by design.
— The quarterbacks split reps, but it appears as if any talk of a QB controversy was way overblown. Keith Price looked sharp and efficient in the new shotgun, no-huddle offense.
— Almost forgot how fast senior WR James Johnson is. His speed is evident even when he’s in motion. Johnson, who missed last season due to injury, gives the attack more juice.
— DB Brandon Beaver made a nice play snaring an interception after the ball bounced off of a receiver.
— Backup quarterback Derrick Brown took reps punting. Sarkisian said he wanted to give him a look at the spot.
— Sarkisian said senior DT Sione Potoa’e broke a finger, which requires him to wear a club on his hand. Meanwhile junior DE Hau’oli Jamora, sophomore DE Pio Vatuvei and junior DT Lawrence Lagafuaina got some work on the sideline, but are next expected to play this spring. The trio is recovering from knee injuries. Sark said junior running backs Deontae Cooper and junior Jesse Callier haven’t had a setbacks while returning from injuries.
— Junior OL Erik Kohler participated in full team drills and saw time at center along with junior Mike Criste.
— Freshman kicker Cameron Van Winkle made his first appearance at practice and struggled early. He was 2-5 from 27, 32, 37 and 42 yards out. Most of his misses sailed left. Meanwhile, senior Travis Coons was 5-5 from the same spots.