The Huskies completed their third practice of the spring a little while ago. Here are some notes and observations.
— This was the first practice in which players were allowed to wear shoulder pads, so while it was still not a full-contact session, there was a little more physical play than the last two practices.
— In addition to the players who have been limited by injury since Day 1, TE David Ajamu and RB Dwayne Washington did not wear pads and did not participate in practice. Also, I didn’t see RB Jomon Dotson in attendance, and RB Deontae Cooper is still absent. That left Lavon Coleman as the only scholarship running back available. (S Trevor Walker, LB Travis Feeney, CB Jermaine Kelly, WR John Ross III, S Kevin King, LB Keishawn Bierria and OL Coleman Shelton are all still out. DB Brandon Lewis and S Brandon Beaver are wearing yellow no-contact jerseys.) Read more »
It was the Huskies’ assistant coaches’ turn to meet with reporters after today’s spring practice, which we’ll recap a little later. For now, here are some comments from UW offensive coordinator Jonathan Smith.
(On the quarterbacks) “I think you guys can tell we’re really trying to be equal with everything. We’re rotating from who’s starting to whatever session we’re in. we’re trying to get those guys equal as possible, because there’s a big difference going from the 1s to, say, the 3s, in regards to who you’re playing against and then who you’re playing next to. So we want to equal that out. We’re going to put a thorough process into it.” Read more »
FROM SCOTTSDALE — Today was offensive coordinator Jonathan Smith’s turn to meet with reporters following the Huskies’ early afternoon practice here at Chaparral High School.
(What’s the most important thing you were looking for in practice after the break?) “We wanted to make sure the details were still there. We practiced for a week and a half before and gave them the break, so coming back, we wanted to make sure the details were there. I think the guys are practicing well. The big piece is going to be when the true game starts and the speed of play, how quickly we can adapt to that will be a big piece.” Read more »
Here’s everything Huskies offensive coordinator Jonathan Smith told reporters earlier today about this week’s matchup against Oregon State, the progression of Cyler Miles and trying to iron out some kinks with UW’s shotgun snaps.
(Good memories with Oregon State coming to town?) “Good memories, no question. It’ll be good to see him pregame to say a quick hello. But those were good years in the past and now on to the next task. Because we’ve got a lot of things to play for, and the big focus this week is finding a way to win.” Read more »