After a week away from UW, I was back at Washington’s practice this morning.
Frankly, not a ton of real news to pass along as the lineups looked pretty similar to when I had last seen the Huskies in March when their first session of spring ball ended.
But here are a few notes:
— Keith Price continues to look good at quarterback, seeming more confident running the ball than last season, though obviously he also doesn’t have to worry about getting hit in these situations — UW was in helmets, shoulder pads and shorts today, so no full contact. Price had one of the highlight plays today when he evaded a rush and threw downfield to a leaping Josh Perkins, who made the catch for a big gain.
— Cyler Miles, Troy Williams and Jeff Lindquist are getting the backup reps, usually in that order. Williams and Lindquist each threw picks. Shaq Thompson picked off Lindquist on a short pass in the flat, and Evan Zeger intercepted Williams on a short pass over the middle.
— The starting OL remains the same, with Mike Criste continuing to play at center with Erik Kohler still working his way into playing shape. Kohler is also getting some work at right tackle.
— Sione Potoa’e was back today but had his hand wrapped — he broke a finger earlier in the spring.
— A few other players are also limited right now such as Evan Hudson, Marcus Peters and Shane Brostek. Coach Steve Sarkisian said none of the injuries are serious.
— Sarkisian said they still are unsure of what exactly will be the format for the April 20 spring game, saying the team’s health will be a key to the decision. They’ll assess that as it gets closer to the game.
— With Peters limited, Cleveland Wallace appeared to get most of the reps as the other starting cornerback alongside Greg Ducre. Travell Dixon worked with the second unit.
— Will Shamburger also appears limited and Tre Watson got a lot of reps there with the starting unit.
— Travis Coons and Cameron Van Winkle each got four live FG attempts, Coons going first, and it appeared each went 3-4.
— Sarkisian in his post-practice meeting with the media said DiAndre Campbell may be the WR having the best spring, other than Kasen Williams, as they continue to look for a complementary receiver alongside Williams. But the WR spot will obviously change a bit in the fall when the three highly-touted true frosh arrive.
Here’s the video of Sarkisian’s meeting with the media following Tuesday’s practice: