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News, notes and quotes from Monday’s practice — Price sharp again

Post by Todd Dybas / The News Tribune on Aug. 12, 2013 at 9:23 pm with 1 Comment »
August 12, 2013 9:24 pm

Another double day of practice is in the books for Washington. They are back to just an afternoon practice Tuesday.

On to the quick hits:

> Austin Seferian-Jenkins hurt his pinky. He left the field, then came back. Steve Sarkisian wasn’t concerned and even made light of it.

> RB Dwayne Washington was in yellow and still not participating in practice after taking a big hit Saturday.

> CB Marcus Peters didn’t practice after banging knees Saturday with DiAndre Campbell. Cleveland Wallace worked in his spot with the No. 1 defense.

> OL Erik Kohler showed up at camp for the first time. He was on crutches and had a walking boot on his left foot.

> DE Connor Cree was limited. Sarkisian simply termed Cree, “Banged up.”

> Nice day for Keith Price. He threw a 60-yard completion to Kasen Williams that became a completion because of Williams’ strength and ball skills. Williams ripped the ball out of the air and pulled it in against the double coverage of Will Shamburger and Greg Ducre.

“It was kind of a gutsy throw,” Price said. “It’s all about trusting guys and I think last season I didn’t do enough of that. He made a tremendous play.”

> Price has also been impressed with Kevin Smith and freshman John Ross. Price said his younger brother knew Ross and told him how good he was.

> Ross did take a solid hit Monday, then fumbled on the next play. Something to keep an eye on when the Huskies go to a full contact scrimmage Tuesday.

> Good night for Travis Coons, who was 5-for-5 in field goals. Bad night for Cameron Van Winkle who hit just two, had one blocked and was way off from 53 yards. Graduate assistant and former kicker Eric Guttorp went over to Van Winkle to talk with him after the poor series of kicks.

> More work out of the backfield for Ross and Jaydon Mickens. Mickens had to reach back for a throw about midway through practice and appeared to tweak a right shoulder that’s been bothering him in camp. He came back on to continue practice.

> Also a good night for offensive lineman Colin Tanigawa. He had a nice block to spring Bishop Sankey when he pulled from right guard. As we talked about before, Tanigawa was a pretty mobile lineman Washington liked to get on the move prior to his injury.

> Sarkisian said Evan Hudson is doing well at defensive tackle. “We’re going to play tomorrow, then we’ll really assess our entire roster, not just Evan. I don’t know if we will make complete decisions after tomorrow’s scrimmage, we’ll have a pretty good idea what we’re doing.”

> Sarkisian on the offensive pace: “We want to push it as fast as we can go, because then we can always pull it back. I want them to feel comfortable  in going as fast as we can go. I made the analogy to the quarterbacks, this car can go as fast as we want it to go, but they have to handle it. If you get behind the wheel of a Ferrari, and it can go 200 mph, but you can’t handle it, we’ve got to tone it down. We’ll see how it goes when we really get into settings and everybody is off the field, it’s not scripted and there are officials and all those things. Getting line up the right way. I want to go as fast as we can go, but still be efficient.”


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  1. Loved Sark.s comments re offensive line…
    On the defensive side, haven’t heard Qualls mentioned…Anyone know how he is fairing?

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