The Huskies are off the field following their Saturday practice, one of their most intense of the spring as it ended with some live scrimmaging, about 65 plays worth, by my count.
It was not a game-like deal. Instead, the offense would run a series to its conclusion, then a new lineup would take over, etc. It ended with an overtime session.
There were eight series, by my count, and then two more in the OT session.
Keith Price led three series and threw one touchdown pass, of about 29 yards to DiAndre Campbell, who is emerging as one of the breakout players of the spring, at the moment working as a starting receiver alongside Kasen Williams and Jaydon Mickens.
Cyler Miles, who appears to be working right now as the No. 2 QB, though Steve Sarkisian said afterward there is no official pecking order after Price, led four series, and had one TD, that coming in the overtime session when he hit Kendyl Taylor for about a 9-yard TD. Miles also threw an interception to Marcus Peters.
Jeff Lindquist led two series and Troy Williams one.
Price’s drives came leading the No. 1 offense against the No. 1 defense. The other QBs worked with the backup offense against the backup defense (varying lineups throughout).
The one drive by Williams lasted 13 plays with the team marching from its own 20 to the 8 before Williams was sacked on a third-and-goal play by Connor Cree (he had been sacked two plays before by Evan Zeger).
One of Lindquist’s drives ended with a fumble by Erich Wilson that was returned for a touchdown by Andrew Hudson.
Lindquist and Miles were live during their series and each took a few big hits but emerged unscathed. Sarkisian said he wanted them to get an experience as close to a real game as possible, which is why he took the somewhat unusual step of allowing them to be tackled (Price and Williams were not live).
Given our location and the logistics in the Dempsey Indoor, it was hard to keep stats, so I don’t really have anything really worthwhile to pass on.
There were no injuries, always the best news in these things this time of year. Bishop Sankey, however, sat out with what Sarkisian said was nothing serious (Sankey was in full pads), giving Wilson and Dwayne Washington the reps at tailback with the starting offense.
As noted, Campbell ran with the ones at WR, one of the more notable lineup changes of the past week or so.
Also of note is that Cree ran with the starting defense at tackle. Sarkisian said later he has had a good spring and has bulked up with the move inside. Sione Potoa’e also remains limited with a broken finger, making the tackle spot pretty wide open at the moment.
Below are a couple of videos of the scene today (I’ll have a bit more later from Sarkisian):
First, here’s some video of a UW quarterback drill:
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And here’s a short look at the scene at practice today:
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