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Archives: April 2012

April
30th

Huskies get three commits over the weekend

Besides the spring game on Saturday, it was junior weekend at Washington with a myriad of players that Steve Sarkisian and his staff are actively recruiting for 2013. It’s a big event and showcase for the schools. And as often is the case, the Huskies picked up a three verbal commitments following the weekend. They will join Lakes’ Sammie Long and Tumwater’s Jamie Bryant, who committed earlier.

On Saturday, Bellevue linebacker Sean Constantine committed to the Huskies. Constantine is rated a three-star recruit by Scout and 20th best linebacker in the country …. Rivals.com rates him as a

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April
29th

Afternoon kickoff: Wrapping up Saturday’s Husky spring game

Late start today on the blog as I allowed myself to do a few other things with the final day of spring football. Over the next few weeks, we’ll try and kind of do some analysis of the spring with some position breakdowns and thoughts about the fall.

But let’s get to yesterday’s spring game … The defense prevailed 36-10 in Sark’s scoring system. But regardless of the score, it was easy to see that the defense was better yesterday.

From Todd Milles story

“I really wished we could have played a game. People can connect

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April
28th

Polk, Kearse and Aguilar sign free agent contracts

The shocker? Chris Polk, the University of Washington’s second all-time leading rusher, was not drafted Saturday by any NFL team in seven rounds.

Questions about degenerative conditions in his hip and shoulder arose, Polk denied both.

Not so shocking? Apparently he will still be headed to the NFL.

According to media reports in the last hour quoting agent Steve Caric, Polk is headed to the Philadelphia Eagles as a free-agent signee.

There might be opportunity for him there: Although All-Pro LeSean McCoy is firmly entrenched as the starting tailback, he does not have much solid behind him. Dion Lewis

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April
28th

Defenses dominates Husky scrimmage, prevails 36-10 with Steve Sarkisian audio/video

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The Husky defense dominated the day on Saturday, holding the offense to just one touchdown and registering seven sacks.

Defensive end Andrew Hudson had six tackles, including two sacks and another tackle for loss, while Josh Shirley was in the backfield all game. UW probably should have also had a few more sacks but Keith Price was pretty elusive in the pocket.

As head coach Steve Sarkisian pointed out, about the only negative

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April
28th

HALF: Offense stopped seven times; UW defense leads, 21-3, at Spring Game

Spring Game scoring grid: Offense scores on field goals (3), touchdowns (6) and PATs (1/2). Defense scores on drive stops (3), turnovers (6) and TD (7).

The Spring Game started with a three-and-out by quarterback Keith Price at the first-string offense – and it kept going from there through the first half.

Except for a 17-yard reception from Jesse Callier on a trick play, Price looked uncharacteristically off in his four first-half drives in the passing game.

The quarterback’s reception down the left sideline did set up a 37-yard field goal by walk-on placekicker Erik Northstein, out of Graham-Kapowsin High

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April
28th

Offensive tackle Senio Kelemete selected by Arizona Cardinals in the fifth round

Offensive tackle Senio Kelemete became the second Husky player to be selected in the 2012 NFL draft. The Arizona Cardinals took him in the fifth round (151st pick overall).

Kelemete had been projected as high as a third round pick.

Here’s some quotes from Kelemete’s conference with Arizona reporters …

On his first thoughts after being selected by the Cardinals:

(SK): “I was excited. I’m really blessed to be picked by a great team, the Arizona Cardinals. It just felt really good to finally get my name called.”

On what he sees himself playing in the NFL and what his

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