The Washington Huskies held their sixth Spring Camp practice this morning and Day Six is officially in the books.
– The team practiced inside Husky Stadium and it was the third practice open to the public.
– The weather was sunny and just an absolute picturesque day at the greatest setting in college football.
– The length of the practice was approximately 1 hour and 40 minutes.
NOTES AND OBSERVATIONS
– The team practiced with pads today, while wearing shorts and focused a lot on scrimmaging, alignment, fundamentals, footwork, and drills.
– Today’s practice was a good mix of scrimmages with referees, special teams work, and a ton of reps for all position groups.
– Today’s 11 on 11 sessions allowed the quarterback’s opportunities to drive the team down the field and take command of the offense.
– Drill work included Tackling, Pillars, Linemen footwork, WR routes, QB footwork and Handoffs, DB footwork, QB passing, DB technique, Barrels, Linemen technique, RB handoffs, Slants, Receiver deep ball routes, get off, FG kicking and Special Teams work, and Coverages.
– The QB group worked on progressions, footwork, rollouts, sideline throws, and slant throws. Dylan Morris was accurate in throwing intermediate passes on crossing routes. Sam Huard’s ability to throw the touch pass is very evident. Patrick O’Brien had some good zip and threw with authority on his throws. Camden Sirmon made good decisions by throwing the ball away when nothing was there. Jesse Martineau looked a lot quicker with his release. Overall this group seems to have more command of the offense each day with each QB exhibiting a different asset they bring to the table.
– During the 11 on 11 sessions the First Team Offense consisted primarily of Dylan Morris, Cameron Davis, Rome Odunze, Jalen McMillan, Terrell Bynum, Cade Otton, Jaxson Kirkland, Ulumoo Ale, Luke Wattenberg, Henry Bainivalu, Victor Curne. Sean McGrew, Richard Newton, and Devin Culp rotated in with this group as well.
– During the 11 on 11 sessions the First Team Defense consisted primarily of Tuli Letuligasenoa, Sam Taimani, Jeremiah Martin, Ryan Bowman, Edefuan Ulofoshio, Jackson Sirmon, Trent McDuffie, Kyler Gordon, Kamren Fabiculanan, Cameron Williams, Dominique Hampton. Mishael Powell and Cooper McDonald rotated in with this group as well.
– There was a lot of individualized position group work to start off practice.
– QB’s worked on formation handoffs to RB’s early on in practice.
– TE’s worked on blocking a lot during drills to start practice.
– OL had an emphasis on downfield blocking during drills.
– WR Jalen McMillan has a tremendous burst after the catch.
– There were a lot of false start penalties to start off the 11-on-11 sessions.
– LB’s worked on dropping back into coverage during drills.
– During the middle of practice, kickoff coverage alignment was emphasized.
– DL & OL worked together during drills on alignment and get off.
– RB Sean McGrew took reps as kickoff returner during drills.
– OC John Donovan was visibly upset during an 11-on-11 session where the tempo was too slow.
– RB’s worked on pass blocking during drills.
– OLB Jeremiah Martin looks quick and explosive off the edge.
– After a tackle during 11-on-11, DB Dominique Hampton yells “it’s too easy”.
– FG kickers got work in at the end of practice.
– OLB Zion Tupuola-Fetui suffered an ankle injury during practice and was carted off. The severity of it is unknown.
– OL Will Pliska was injured and carted off the field.
PLAYERS WHO STOOD OUT
– RB Richard Newton looked explosive running the football and also had great hands in the passing game. He caught a TD pass.
– DB Brendan Radley-Hiles is showing why the coaches brought him on board. His speed and ability to get into the backfield are elite. He is also getting pass breakups in coverage.
PLAYERS TO WATCH FOR
– TE Devin Culp has taken strides and looks like a threat in the passing game. He is consistently catching the ball.
– DB Kamren Fabiculanan is making good reads on the ball and playing confident football. He had a pick during 7-on-7 and a sack during 11-on-11.
BIGGEST PLAYS OF THE DAY
– TE Quentin Moore’s 25-yard catch from QB Patrick O’Brien during 11-on-11.
– RB Richard Newton’s elusive run over the middle during 11-on-11.
– WR Jaylen McMillan’s 25-yard reception from QB Sam Huard during 11-on-11.
– RB Richard Newton’s 25-yard TD catch from QB Camden Sirmon during 11-on-11.
– DB Makell Esteen’s sack on QB Sam Huard during 11-on-11.
– DB Kamren Fabiculanan‘s sack on QB Dylan Morris during 11-on-11.
– WR Sawyer Racanelli’s one-handed grab from QB Patrick O’Brien during 11-on-11.
– DB Kamren Fabiculanan intercepted QB Sam Huard during 7-on-7.
– DB Brendan Radley-Hiles pass breakup on WR Jalen McMillan during 7-on-7.
WHO WON THE DAY?
– Defense won the day. They were able to come up with turnovers, pass breakups, sacks and put constant pressure on the offense.
– OL Gaard Memmelaar
– OL Will Pliska
FORMER PLAYERS IN ATTENDANCE
– Dick Baird
– Hugh Millen
RECRUITS IN THE HOUSE
RECENT SIGNEES IN THE HOUSE
– Reminder for fans: tomorrow’s open practice will be full contact scrimmaging. Attendance is by reservation only.
– “It’s awesome man! I’m like a kid on Christmas morning every day man,” Husky DL coach Rip Rowan said about being a full-time coach.
– None. Players were not interviewed today.
– The Huskies return to the practice field tomorrow for Spring Practice #7. (Saturday, April 17th at 10:30 a.m.).
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