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Notes and observations from UW’s fall-camp practice at Husky Stadium:
Gear: No pads. Helmets, shorts and jerseys only.
Weather: Sunny and pleasant.
Quarterback quick reads:
Plays of the day: Redshirt freshman Troy Williams and sophomore Jeff Lindquist were efficient and crisp Tuesday, particularly compared to Monday’s first practice. Williams had a well-thrown back-shoulder completion to WR John Ross on the left sideline, beating CB Marcus Peters. Lindquist floated a nice deep pass to WR Kasen Williams (who beat walk-on CB Jonathan Kwon) for a touchdown during the same passing drill.
— Williams took the first snaps in the first 11-on-11 period, after Lindquist took the first snaps Monday. So the plan to divide up snaps equally remains on track for one of the two quarterbacks who will start at Hawaii. There was good energy and much more emphasis on tempo than than day before, and even at about 80-percent speed the offense moved efficiently. (To the defense’s credit, there is of course no tackling on Day 2 without pads).
Other practice highlights:
— Senior WR Kasen Williams, in his first media availability since breaking his leg last October, said he’s about 80-85 percent healthy now and hopes to be 100 percent by Hawaii. We’ll have more on Kasen this afternoon and in Wednesday’s paper.
— Free safety Brandon Beaver had the day’s lone interception, off Williams, during a passing drill. Free safety Kevin King had an earlier fumble recovery for the second turnover of the day. Linebacker Travis Feeney dropped a would-be interception off a Lindquist pass late in the 11-on-11 team period.
— PK Cameron Van Winkle, on a pressure kick to end practice, connected on a 35-yard field goal to give the offense the “win.” That meant the defense had to run gassers.
— Kasen Williams, Jesse Callier, John Ross and Marvin Hall practiced punt returns with Chris Petersen, who oversees the returners (in video above).
— The two-deep rotations remained the same as they were Monday. The first-unit O-line, from left: Jake Eldrenkamp, Siosifa Tufunga, Mike Criste, James Atoe and Ben Riva. The second unit: Micah Hatchie, Dexter Charles, Colin Tanigawa, Shane Brostek and Ross Dolbec.
— At running back, Lavon Coleman, Deontae Cooper, Dwayne Washington and Jesse Callier all shared carries.
— LB Scott Lawyer was again the only player in a yellow (no contact) jersey, though he did participate in one team period.
“It was a good summer for us. We worked hard and got better as a team. Day 1 we maybe shook a little rust off, and now today it was a little bit better. But we still have to take some strides forward. — Jeff Lindquist, sophomore QB
Next: UW newcomers practice at 4 o’clock today. The first full-squad practice is scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday. The first practice open to the public is scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday.