The Washington Huskies held their fifth Fall Camp practice this morning and Day Five is officially in the books.
– The team started out practice on the East practice field and remained there the entire time. Some position groups like the quarterbacks and wide receivers went inside Husky Stadium for some individualized work.
– The weather was sunny and hot with a small breeze from time to time.
– The length of the practice was approximately 2 hours and 5 minutes.
NOTES AND OBSERVATIONS
– The team practiced with no pads today while wearing shorts, helmets, and jerseys and focused a lot on fundamentals, footwork, and drills for most of the practice.
– Today’s practice started out with some position group drills and then the offense and defense worked on formations.
– Today’s 11-on-11 sessions consisted of some reps for both the offense and the defense, intermingled throughout the entire practice.
– Drill work included, RB ball security, rings, DB fade route coverage, Linemen footwork, WR routes, QB footwork and handoffs, DB footwork, QB passing, DB pass coverage, handoffs, Barrels, Lineman technique, LB sleds, Punt formations, Kickoff coverage, FG kicking and special teams work.
– The QB group worked on handoffs, formations, footwork, and fade routes. Dylan Morris looked in command of the offense. Sam Huard had nice touch on his sideline throws. Patrick O’Brien had some nice deep throws today. Camden Sirmon had nice touch on his fade routes and has quick legs when he scrambles. Jesse Martineau looks more confident on his throws. QB Tyson Lang got the ball out quickly. Overall this group worked on muscle memory reps and running the offense.
– During the 11 on 11 session 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. Kamari Pleasant and Sean McGrew rotated in with this group as well.
– During the 11 on 11 session the First Team Defense consisted primarily of Tuli Letuligasenoa, Sam Taimani, Jacob Bandes, Ryan Bowman, Edefuan Ulofoshio, Jackson Sirmon, Trent McDuffie, Kyler Gordon, Kamren Fabiculanan, Dominique Hampton, Sav’ell Smalls. Bralen Trice, Asa Turner, Cameron Williams, Julius Irvin, and Alex Cook rotated in with this group as well.
– LB’s worked on rushing the QB during drills early on in practice.
– Rock and Roll music was blasting today at practice for the first hour, followed by R&B and Rap music.
– Punt formations drills were practiced right after warmups.
– OL worked on blocking technique during drills at the beginning of practice.
– DB’s worked on dropping back into coverage formations during drills.
– RB’s worked on ball security while getting hit by pads during drills.
– DB’s worked on defending fade routes during drills.
– LB’s worked on intercepting the ball while running forward and to the sidelines during drills.
– RB’s & LB’s squared off against each other in pass blocking drills.
– WR’s & DB’s squared off against each other during red zone drills.
– WR Jalen McMillan, DB Kyler Gordon, WR Giles Jackson, WR Rome Odunze, and DB Julius Irvin took punt returns off the ball machine.
– Full-field punt return coverage alignment was practiced during drills.
– DL worked on edge rushing and getting into the backfield during drills.
– Practice was a little bit chippy today towards the end of practice.
– There were some pass interference penalties during 11-on-11.
– PK Peyton Henry went 3/4 on FG’s at the end of practice.
PLAYERS WHO STOOD OUT
– DB Julius Irvin had some nice plays today. He is making good reads on the balls, getting deflections, and an interception. Irvin looks healthy and confident in camp so far.
– WR Terrell Bynum has continued his impressive camp so far. He has become a go-to guy and made some nice TD catches.
PLAYERS TO WATCH FOR
– QB Patrick O’Brien had a good day. Made some nice throws down the field. He also had good accuracy and threw TD’s during 7-on-7.
– RB Richard Newton showed great cutback ability, vision, reliable hands, and burst through the hole. He scored a TD during 11-on-11.
BIGGEST PLAYS OF THE DAY
– TE Devin Culp reception from QB Patrick O’Brien over LB Daniel Heimuli during 11-on-11.
– RB Sam Adams II 20-yard sideline run during 11-on-11.
– WR Terrell Bynum’s 20-yard crossing route reception from QB Patrick O’Brien during 11-on-11.
– DL Tuli Letuligasenoa’s sack on QB Dylan Morris during 11-on-11.
– DB Brendan Radley-Hiles picked off QB Sam Huard during 11-on-11.
– RB Richard Newton’s 5-yard TD run during 11-on-11.
– DB Makell Esteen’s interception off QB Dylan Morris during 7-on-7.
– QB Dylan Morris’ 30-yard TD completion to WR Terrell Bynum during 7-on-7.
– DB Julius Irvin’s end zone pick off QB Sam Huard during 7-on-7.
– WR Sawyer Racanelli’s 15-yard TD catch from QB Dylan Morris during 7-on-7.
– WR Terrell Bynum’s 10-yard TD catch from QB Patrick O’Brien during 7-on-7.
– WR Rome Odunze’s 10-yard TD catch from QB Patrick O’Brien during 7-on-7.
WHO WON THE DAY?
– TIE. The offense had a good day overall. They won the 7-on-7 session and the defense had to do push-ups afterward. The defense pushed back during 11-on-11 with getting turnovers and tighter defense.
– LB Alphonzo Tuputala
– OLB Zion Tupuola-Fetui
FORMER PLAYERS IN ATTENDANCE
– Mark Bruener
RECRUITS IN THE HOUSE
RECENT SIGNEES IN THE HOUSE
– “I feel confident with six guys playing,” OLB Coach Ikaika Malloe said when talking about Ryan Bowman, Sav’ell Smalls, Jeremiah Martin, Cooper McDonald, Bralen Trice, and Jordan Lolohea.
– “Nothing,” Husky DL Sam Taimani said when asked about what is in his refrigerator. He rooms with OL Ulumoo Ale. That’s a lot of beef!
– The Huskies return to the practice field for Fall Camp Practice #6 tomorrow morning. (Wednesday, August 11th at 10:00 a.m.). It will be open to the public.
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