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Where the Huskies stand post-spring at five positions of need

It’s not hard to identify the positions the Washington Huskies most need to replenish in 2014.

Their quarterback last season, Keith Price, was a fifth-year senior. Their record-setting running back, Bishop Sankey, is preparing for the NFL draft. Same for Austin Seferian-Jenkins, who won the Mackey Award, given annually to the nation’s tight end.

In fact, of Washington’s 6,491 yards of total offense in 2013, 4,836 of them — just less than 75 percent — came on a carry by Sankey or a pass by Price. That’s a lot of production to replace. Read more »


UW’s spring preview consistent with rest of spring practice — for the QBs, too

SEATTLE – There were individual drills, strength and speed competitions, more individual drills, and, before it was over, some 11-on-11 scrimmaging that resembled live football.

Washington’s “spring preview” at Husky Stadium on Saturday wasn’t exactly a made-for-TV event, though the Pac-12 Networks went ahead and broadcast it anyway.

Instead, UW’s final spring workout looked a whole lot like the 14 that preceded it – save for some light-hearted fan interaction – as the Huskies simply tried to get as much done during a two-or-so-hour period as they could manage.

Accompanying that consistent approach, then, are the consistent (and persistent) questions about UW’s quarterback situation, which remains as unresolved as it was when these practices began. Read more »


Huskies preparing for rainy ‘spring preview’

A rainy Husky Stadium about an hour before the 2014 "spring preview."
A rainy Husky Stadium about an hour before the 2014 “spring preview.”

It’s not the best of days, weather-wise, for Washington’s “spring preview” this afternoon at Husky Stadium. A steady rain has been falling since I got in the car to drive over here, and the sky is decidedly overcast. Probably won’t help attendance.

Regardless, there will be some sort of a practice/scrimmage/fan interaction hybrid on the field below us beginning at 1 p.m. In the meantime, here are things to read.

We wrote today about walk-on safety Brian Clay, who is motivated by his mother’s battle with multiple sclerosis. Read more »