Happy Monday, everyone.
UW’s spring term classes begin today, and the Huskies resume practice at 8 a.m. Tuesday. UW had six practices in March, leaving them nine more this month, including the “Spring Preview” (which is open to the public) on April 19 at Husky Stadium. For the next three weeks, UW will practice on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, with the Thursday workouts moved to the evening (a 7:15 p.m. start).
Jaimie Bryant, the Tumwater defensive tackle who grayshirted in 2013, will be on hand Tuesday to participate in his first practice with the Huskies. He’s the only known signee from the Class of 2014 scheduled to take part in spring drills. It’s been a long, and at times trying, wait for Bryant, whose last significant playing experience came at Tumwater in late 2012. He’ll have some catching up to do, and he knows it. I’ll have more on Bryant in a feature scheduled to print in Tuesday’s paper (and online later today).
Catching up on a few links:
- Keith Price offers another insightful NFL draft diary for USA Today. Price plans to make about 60 scripted throws during UW’s Pro Day on Wednesday, with his private QB coach organizing the drills. Kevin Smith, James Johnson, Jonathan Amosa, Antavius Sims and Bishop Sankey will catch for Price.
- Price’s will be the biggest shoes to fill for UW this year, writes ESPN.com’s Ted Miller.
- Incumbent starter Cody Kessler is starting to separate himself from Max Browne in USC’s quarterback battle.
- Previewing Oregon’s spring practices, which begin Tuesday.
- UW baseball, in first place atop the Pac-12, extended its winning streak to 10 games by score five runs in the 14th inning Sunday to complete a sweep of USC. Braden Bishop, UW’s center fielder, had an amazing catch in the seventh to take a home run away from USC. The Huskies host Oregon in a pivotal Pac-12 series this weekend.