Washington has just one practice remaining until the Spring Game, which, it turns out, won’t actually be a game. So, this is what we’re talking about:
The Huskies will have some scrimmage portions to Saturday’s “Spring Game” at Memorial Stadium in Seattle at 4 p.m. Admission is free.
The team will be in its pads and uniforms, but there will be no hitting of quarterbacks. No score will be recorded. Head coach Steve Sarkisian said there will be segments that allow fans to interact with the team — like calling a play — and other competitions.
Current injuries, and fear of more, plus the game being televised, are the reasons for the scaled-down approach. Several members of the Huskies — from Bishop Sankey to Shane Brostek — are dinged up. Last week, Arizona lost wide receiver Austin Hill, who was expected to be one of the top WRs in the conference if not country, to a torn ACL during spring practice.
Also, with the game on television this year, Washington is loathe to give away any new aspects of its up-tempo offense.