The Washington Huskies held their second Fall Camp practice this afternoon and Day Two is officially in the books.
– The team started out practice on the East Practice Field.
– The weather was sunny, windy and hot.
– The length of the practice was approximately 1 hour and 50 minutes.
NOTES AND OBSERVATIONS
– The team practiced with no pads today while wearing shorts, helmets and jerseys and focused a lot on kickoff and punt coverages.
– Today’s practice was a typical Chris Petersen practice with a focus on fundamentals and technique.
– Today’s 11 on 11 sessions consisted of a lot of shuffling in and out of players on the 1st and 2nd units.
– Drill work included punt coverages, punt returns, kickoff returns, 7 on 7, 11 on 11, special teams, coverages and FG kicking.
– The QB group worked on backside throws, footwork and sideline throws. Jacob Eason was often flushed out of the pocket but threw the ball consistently. Jake Haener had some nice tuck and read throws. Jacob Sirmon had some nice decisive throws down the field. Dylan Morris is fast on the scramble and made some nice one arm throws. Overall this group looked like they had more command today.
– During the 11 on 11 session the First Team Offense consisted primarily of Nick Harris, Luke Wattenberg, Ty Jones, Trey Adams, Salvon Ahmed, Jake Haener, Jared Hilbers, Hunter Bryant, Andre Baccellia, Aaron Fuller, Jaxson Kirkland. Cade Otton, Terrell Bynum and Chico McClatcher rotated in with this group.
– During the 11 on 11 session the First Team Defense consisted primarily of Myles Bryant, Kyler Manu, Brandon Wellington, Cameron Williams, Levi Onwuzurike, Elijah Molden, Keith Taylor, Benning Potoa’e, Joe Tryon, Ryan Bowman, Tuli Letuligasenoa. John Clark, Kyler Gordon, Josiah Bronson and Sam Taimani and Zion Tupuola-Fetui rotated with this group as well.
– WR Chico McClatcher was first man back on punt returns.
– QB Jake Haener has looked good on the tuck and read.
– QB Jacob Eason took the first snaps with the 1st Unit today during 11 on 11.
– DB Julius Irvin was seen on kickoff coverage.
– Both placekickers Peyton Henry and Tim Horn made and missed a couple field goals from 30-35 yard range at the end of practice.
– TE Hunter Bryant looks very healthy and has explosion and power on his routes. He has sure hands when catching the ball
– The new turf on the East Practice Field is extremely spongy and soft. Must be nice on the players legs.
– The defensive line has some promising young talent. It is definitely a position of intrigue as to who will emerge as starters from that group.
– Brandon Wellington looks healthy and is flying around the football during practice. He seems to be embracing the role.
– QB Jacob Sirmon looked more confident today and had some good throws down the field.
– OLB Zion Tupuola-Fetui is a nice combination of speed and power and should make a case for massive playing time this season.
– The pass rush looks much improved thus far with a lot of potential with guys coming off the edge quicker than last season.
– DB Cameron Williams looks like the real deal in the secondary as a true freshman. He is definitely making his case.
– LB Edefuan Ulofoshio is getting work on special teams and is an explosive hard hitting player with speed as well.
– The QB competition will probably go on for a couple weeks with Jacob Eason and Jake Haener getting extensive reps with both the 1st and 2nd units.
PLAYERS WHO STOOD OUT
– WR Chico McClatcher looked explosive and crisp with his route running. He caught some nice balls during the scrimmage sessions.
– TE Hunter Bryant has made some nice plays the first couple of days and is a big target and threat over the middle. He looks poised to have a big season.
PLAYERS TO WATCH FOR
– WR Ty Jones has had trouble with drops in the past but looks very focused so far this camp.
– OLB Ariel Ngata has some bursts off the edge and was harassing the QB’s all day.
BIGGEST PLAYS OF THE DAY
– TE Hunter Bryant middle pass from QB Jake Haener during 11 on 11.
– OLB Myles Rice sack on QB Jacob Eason during 11 on 11.
– QB Jacob Eason throws a dart to TE Jack Westover for a 30-yard gain during 11 on 11.
– DB Kyler Gordon with the pass break up on QB Dylan Morris’ pass during 11 on 11.
– WR Aaron Fuller’s 40-yard diving sideline catch over DB Trent McDuffie from QB Jake Haener during 11 on 11.
– OLB Ariel Ngata’s sack on QB Jake Haener during 11 on 11.
WHO WON THE DAY?
– Offense won the day as it finally found a rhythm and players were making plays. It was nice to see the offense push back after yesterday’s practice.
– TE Jacob Kizer
– OL Cole Norgaard
– OL Troy Fautanu
FORMER PLAYERS IN ATTENDANCE
RECRUITS IN THE HOUSE
RECENT SIGNEES IN THE HOUSE
– “I’m going to be honest with you, my role right now is to take each of those guys games to the next level. I really mean that!” (Offensive Coordinator Bush Hamdan in regards to his offensive role and focus).
– “People from the outside think that our receiving unit is not the best in the country and things like that, so having that chip on your shoulder that we are pretty good and coming out and proving it everyday.” (Wide Receiver Aaron Fuller said about the wide receiver group playing with a chip on their shoulder).
– The Huskies return to the practice field for Fall Practice #3 tomorrow (Sunday, August 4th at 3:05 p.m.).