Another day, another practice for the Washington Huskies. On the injury front, quarterback Keith Price was full participant in practice. He did everything including full team drills with the No. 1. It’s good sign that he will be ready to go and start on Saturday.
Price made a couple of outstanding deep throws – one to Jermaine Kearse, who made a tough over the shoulder catch, and Austin Seferian-Jenkins, who basically ripped the pass away from a defender.
Still, Price isn’t moving like he normally does. He still has a slight limp in his gait and you can notice it some when he has to roll out. But its significantly better compared to Monday and should likely improve by Saturday.
Corner back Quinton Richardson looked good. There is no limp. He still has the ankle heavily taped, but moved well and had nice interception during an early team period against the scout offense.
But Richardson didn’t get to participate fully in the final team period. He jumped a short dig route and leveled wide receiver Kasen Williams with a pretty nasty hit that looked helmet to helmet. Two referees both threw flags. Sarkisian wasn’t at all please and banished Richardson to the sideline for the rest of the team period. It wasn’t quite the level of Nate Fellner’s punishment, but it’s clear that Sarkisian won’t put up with that in practice. Williams bounced right up and was fine.
Also of note was the increased reps of defensive end Andrew Hudson with the first team defensive line. The redshirt freshman saw plenty of reps against Eastern, and with Talia Crichton not playing particularly well, Hudson could push for even more time on the field.
A quick note: there won’t be a practice report tomorrow. Sarkisian has decided to close practice to the media, saying there are some things the team needs to work on and he doesn’t want any distractions. He will meet with the media after the practice. Todd will be on hand for that.
Sarkisian said he wasn’t sure if it would be a regular thing.