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News and notes from Wednesday

Post by Todd Dybas / The News Tribune on Oct. 17, 2012 at 11:05 am with No Comments »
October 17, 2012 11:05 am

Another practice at Dempsey Indoor is in the books (or binders, if you watched the debate last night). We talked to a few folks on the offense today. Some news and notes:

> Austin Seferian-Jenkins said he will worry about basketball when football season is over. He said he’s not even thinking about it at this point. Head coach Steve Sarkisian took the same tact. He said they will assess everything once the season is over. Sarkisian said he wasn’t sure if playing last season affected Seferian-Jenkins or not.

> Seferian-Jenkins said he can get better in every facet and is nowhere near where he wants to be. Sarkisian said Seferian-Jenkins’ run blocking is much better than last year.

> Keith Price said he ran the gauntlet today, fumbling once while three guys, including a strength coach, tried to strip the ball from him. Understandably, Price was in better spirits today than the last time we saw him, which was following the USC game.

> Sarkisian again said Price will be fine, just needs to improve ball security.

> Sarkisian said backup tight end Michael Hartvigson, who, despite the back up label, had big things expected of him this season, has not transferred practice to the field as fast as they would have liked. Sarkisian said Hartvigson is too anxious during games and they are just trying to get him to settle down some. Hartvigson has just three catches for 16 yards this season.

> Price said he feels he’s getting better. “Obviously, the turnovers are what’s killing me right now. I just eliminate those, it’s going to be fine.”

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