Some quick hits from the open portion of UW practice this morning, held in a thick fog at Husky Stadium:
— Senior QB Keith Price was making short warmup throws near the east end zone, along with the rest of the quarterbacks. Price didn’t make any throws from what we saw Tuesday morning, an indication that he probably didn’t practice at all, after the Huskies took Monday off from practice. In my estimation, if Price is able to practice at full strength — or close to full strength — today and Thursday, he’ll start against Cal on Saturday night. If not, Cyler Miles will get his first start. After practice today will be our first chance of the week to talk to Price, Miles and the rest of the offense.
— LB John Timu, his sprained right ankle heavily taped, took part in kickoff coverage with only a slight limp.
— NT Lawrence Lagafuaina was not in pads for practice. He watched from the sideline.
— Freshman John Ross had a long return during one kickoff drill against the scout team.
— Steve Sarkisian came to the defense of his defense this week.
— The Bears are also trying out a new center this week.
— Christian Caple takes a look at some of the ugly numbers during UW’s losing skids in Sarkisian’s five years.
— Memories of Don James from retired Seattle Times sportswriter Dick Rockne.