“I always thought Leon was a great player. He’s one of my closest buddies, I still talk to him often. But it’s a challenge this week. They have a really good defense and it’s going to fun to line up against him again.”
On if he’s talked with Leon recently?
“Oh no. We haven’t spoken. We understand the task that’s in front of us, but we’ll be buddies after the game. But right I’m preparing for them and he’s preparing for us and we’re trying to beat each other.”
Washington head coach Steve Sarkisian met with the media Monday afternoon before the first day of fall football practice. UW beat writer Ryan Divish is working on the story, so I’m posting some quick-hit notes.
— Redshirt freshman linebacker Matt Lyons will transfer.
— Freshman linebacker Cory Littleton has been cleared by the NCAA and freshman defensive back Darien Washington’s case is still being reviewed by the NCAA.
— Freshman running back Ryan McDaniel has not been cleared to compete following ACL surgery.
— Playbooks are no longer in the form of giant binders filled with paper — players were issued iPads as playbooks.
— Sophomore running back Deontae Cooper, redshift freshman offensive lineman Siosifa Tufunga, freshman safety Travis Feeney, redshirt freshman safety James Sample and sophomore offensive lineman Colin Tanigawa are medically cleared to practice. Read more »
WR Cody Bruns has a sore ankle and LB John Timu tweaked a hamstring and both were limited.
It was “turnover Wednesday” and there were plenty of them. Back-up QB Derrick Brown threw two picks during 7 on 7 and another during 11 on 11. Brown also struggled today, fumbling the center exchange twice and dropping a shotgun snap.
* Those expected to miss the four weeks of spring ball with injuries include RB Deontae Cooper (knee), DE Hau’oli Jamora (knee), OG Colin Porter (both shoulders), WR Kevin Smith (knee), DT Semisi Tokolahi (foot), OG Colin Tanigawa (knee).
S Travis Feeney (shoulder) and S James Sample (shoulder) will be involved in a non-contact capacity, and wear the red jerseys. Also expected
Here’s Lorenzo Romar’s statement at the introductory press conference. They didn’t take questions from the podium. We actually talked to coaches and players before the press conference. Here’s audio of Romar and Abdul Gaddy.