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Archives: April 2011


Some quick-hit observations from UW Spring Game

Editor’s note: For those of you who did not know, yours truly has been sidelined for the past 51/2 weeks after suffering a significant hand injury in a lawn mower accident. Not back fully, but did attend the annual spring game today.

Greetings! Got a glimpse of the team for the first time this spring at the well-attended Spring Game today (estimated 10,000 spectators).

Fresh eyes on the product – that is what can be provided in this blog entry:

* This is Keith Price’s offense to run: Was told UW coach Steve Sarkisian inferred after practice Thursday he would name the starter today at quarterback (which would be very un-Sark like, who aims to keeo information close to the vest).

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Kearse among quartet voted as UW captains for 2011

After Washington’s final spring practice Friday, coach Steve Sarkisian revealed who his team voted as captains heading into next season:

* Receiver Jermaine Kearse, senior.
* Linebacker Cort Dennison, senior
* Defensive tackle Alameda Ta’amu, senior.
* Left tackle Senio Kelemete, senior.


Sarkisian might be close to naming a No. 1 QB

Washington head football coach Steve Sarkisian could be on the verge of naming a starting quarterback.

After practice Friday, Sarkisian said the favorite – redshirt sophomore Keith Price or redshirt freshman Nick Montana – has “been pretty clear now for a little over a week.” He did not reveal what player had emerged as the starter in his mind.

When asked if he wanted to name a starter after the spring game today, Sarkisian admitted there were benefits to making such an announcement before the summer.

“There might be something to that, to be able to go into summer with a guy that can kind of lead the offseason throwing and things of that nature,” he said. “Let me kind of sleep on it and see how I feel (today).”
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Foster gets the call . . . from Tampa Bay

Another day, another Washington football senior gone in the 2011 NFL Draft.

Thought to have greatly improved his draft stock as one of the top tacklers in the nation last season, and the way he showed in postseason camps, linebacker Mason Foster was selected by Tampa Bay at No. 84 (late third round) on Friday night.

His 163 tackles were the most by a UW player since 1989.


Quick hit information on UW Spring Game


When: Saturday, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Where: Husky Stadium

Admission: Free

Last year: Early enrollee quarterback Nick Montana threw a touchdown pass to receiver Luther Leonard on the game’s final play to lead the White to a 14-13 victory over the Purple in front of an estimated 15,000 spectators in Seattle.

Format: The game will be run in four quarters, and players will be divided up on opposing sidelines based on a presupposed depth charts. Offensive players will be wearing purple jerseys; defensive players wearing white jerseys. All special-teams plays will be controlled action without live

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Report: MI QB Lindquist gives oral commitment to UW

Jeff Lindquist, a 6-foot-3 and 225-pound junior quarterback at Mercer Island High School, has given an oral commitment to the University of Washington, according to multiple reports.

As a junior, Lindquist threw for 1,994 yards, 15 touchdowns and nine interceptions. He also ran for 1,017 yards and 18 touchdowns.

Lindquist told Scout.com that he was relieved to make the decision.

“It kind of feels like I let a big breath out,” he said. “I get to go back to being a high school kid for a while.”

Lindquist also had scholarship offers from Stanford and Washington State. He has

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Locker goes No. 8 to Tennessee in NFL Draft

The wait is over, and the Tennessee Titans did not wait long to select Washington quarterback Jake Locker at No. 8 of the 2011 NFL Draft.

Pick came down at 5:45 P.M. PDT.

A new Locker era has officially dawned.

Former NFL coach Jon Gruden just said he loved Locker. “I’m a Locker stalker,” he said.


Husky spring practice Tuesday

Coach Steve Sarkisian was asked one last time about the prospects of former Husky quarterback Jake Locker heading into Thursday’s NFL draft. “These are the longest days of his life this week,” Sarkisian said. “He’s such a great kid, such a great person, it’s all going to work out regardless what happens. But I am hopeful he gets to go to a place that allows him to grow as a player and gives him a chance for longevity in that league because he deserves it.”

Probably the biggest development of the Tuesday workout was the appearance of senior left tackle

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