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Day 6: News and notes from UW’s open practice

Post by Christian Caple on Aug. 9, 2014 at 1:11 pm with No Comments »
August 9, 2014 1:22 pm

A crowd of maybe 500 or 600 people or so was on hand at Husky Stadium for UW’s first fall camp practice open to the public. As usual, we have some news and notes to pass along from the session.

— The Huskies were in full pads, their second full-pad practice of camp. The first was yesterday, when they held a closed, off-campus practice at Pop Keeney Stadium in Bothell.

TE Michael Hartvigson watched practice with his right arm in a sling, and WR John Ross watched practice with his left foot in a walking boot. LB Scott Lawyer is still in a yellow, no-contact jersey, and DBs Aaron Chapman and Brandon Lewis are still not participating.

QB Troy Williams probably had the play of the day, using his feet to create enough space to get off a long throw to TE Darrell Daniels, who was open on a seam route and caught the pass over the top of freshman S Budda Baker for a 50-yard touchdown.

— Daniels also had the hit of the day, laying a pretty nasty blind-side block on defensive end Andrew Hudson. The hit drew audible gasps from those in attendance.

LB Shaq Thompson again took some reps at running back during the early 11-on-11 session.

— We saw some slight variation in the No. 1 offensive line, though nothing unexpected. The first 11-on-11 session featured LT Micah Hatchie, LG Dexter Charles, C Colin Tanigawa, RG James Atoe and RT Ben Riva. But in subsequent 11-on-11 work, Mike Criste stepped in at center in place of Tanigawa. But Tanigawa subbed back in with the No. 1 group later in practice, with Criste working with the second team.

— The second-team offensive line featured, at times, from left to right: Jake Eldrenkamp, Siosifa Tufunga, Criste, Ross Dolbec and Coleman Shelton. The third-time offensive line at times was: Andrew Kirkland, Cory Fuavai, Dane Crane, Jesse Sosebee and Matt James.

— The No. 1 defense remained the same, with Andrew Hudson, Evan Hudson, Danny Shelton and Hau’oli Kikaha up front, Thompson, John Timu and Travis Feeney at linebacker, Jermaine Kelly and Marcus Peters at cornerback, and Trevor Walker and Brandon Beaver at safety.

The second-team defense featured freshman Will Dissly, Elijah Qualls, Taniela Tupou and Psalm Wooching up front, with Cory Littleton, Keishawn Bierria and Azeem Victor at linebacker, freshman Naijiel Hale and Travell Dixon at cornerback, and Baker and Kevin King at safety.

— To end practice, the quarterbacks changed into normal practice jerseys, making themselves eligible for contact. Williams, Cyler Miles and Jeff Lindquist each took snaps from the 3-yard line. Miles scored a pair of touchdowns — one on a scramble to the left, and the other on a scramble to the right — though the defense made a few nice plays by stuffing Lindquist, Lavon Coleman and Deontae Cooper on rushing attempts up the middle.

They also forced a turnover in the end zone, when Williams scrambled to his right on a passing play and dove toward the goal line. He lost the ball before he broke the plane — that’s how it looked, anyway — and the defense recovered the ball in the back of the end zone to trigger the airhorn.

— Miles, Williams and Lindquist again split reps relatively evenly. Miles completed a fortuitous touchdown pass during a 7-on-7 session to Josh Perkins, who hauled it in despite tight coverage from Kelly and Beaver, one of whom — maybe both — got a hand on it. Freshman QB K.J. Carta-Samuels threw a nice touchdown pass to freshman TE Drew Sample on a fade to the back corner of the end zone during a 7-on-7 period.

Christian Caple can be reached at christian.caple@thenewstribune.com. Twitter: @ChristianCaple

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