Washington offensive assistants and players met the media after Wednesday’s practice. Senior receiver Kasen Williams was unavailable.
Here’s a couple of videos and quotes.
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Tight ends assistant Jordan Paopao
(On tight ends) “What I’ve really been impressed with it is how much they’ve bought in to run blocking and pass protecting and doing a lot of things that don’t necessarily come easy for those guys.”
(On stressing run blocking) “That’s kind of been since Day 1. Really making sure it’s an emphasis in our room because when I’m recruiting guys there going to be a little bit more natural pass catchers and big receivers they may not have ever done run blocking before quite honestly so once they step foot here that’s really been the biggest emphasis and then just allowing them to do well what they do naturally in the passing game.”
(On Darrell Daniels) “I think Darrell’s development first and foremost he’s really committed himself to run blocking. I think that’s something that was always really, really hard for him initially. But he’s a very, very physical kid, which has been probably the biggest surprise. Blocking guys (against) Illinois that were much bigger, much larger than he was and not stepping down. But I think when you see his pass catching ability, he can run. And he’s scary when he gets out in the open. So that’s going to be probably a bigger emphasis as we get closer and closer and develop him more as a player.”
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Sophomore receiver John Ross
(On the 75-yard touchdown catch vs. Illinois) “Going into the game, we knew the looks we were getting and we always worked on it and me and Cyler (Miles’) chemistry is building. He just told me to come off the ball and he was going to put it in a perfect spot, which he did.”
(On progressing as a receiver) “Still young. I’m still learning. I just had a talk with Cyler and he just told me it’s time for me to start getting my mental part at my position down and just work on that. Work on my ins and out on how to be a receiver because basically I’m going off of my talent. … I’m still learning.”
(On how he can improve) “Just reading coverages. Getting in and out of my breaks. And just small stuff like that that’s going to help me be a better receiver.”