The Washington Huskies held their sixth Fall Camp practice this morning and Day Six is officially in the books.
– The team started out practice inside Husky Stadium and remained there the entire time. Some position groups like the quarterbacks and wide receivers went to the East Practice Field for some individualized work.
– The weather was sunny, hot, with a light breeze from time to time.
– The length of the practice was approximately 2 hours and 10 minutes.
NOTES AND OBSERVATIONS
– The team practiced with pads today for the first time while wearing football pants, helmets, and jerseys and focused a lot on fundamentals, footwork, and drills for most of the practice.
– Today’s practice started out with position group work and then broke into offense and defense groups with the field split into two halves.
– 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, formations, offense and defense alignment, rings, ball machine, DB backpedals, Linemen footwork, WR routes, QB footwork and handoffs, DB footwork, QB passing, DB comebacks, handoffs, Barrels, Lineman technique, LB sleds, Punt formations, Kickoff coverage, FG kicking and special teams work.
– The QB group worked on formations, crossing routes, timing routes, and downfield throws. Dylan Morris had some zip on his throws downfield. Sam Huard had some nice touch on his intermediate throws. Patrick O’Brien looked accurate on crossing routes. Camden Sirmon scrambled for a TD during 11-on-11. Jesse Martineau showed his ability to get the ball out quickly. QB Tyson Lang was accurate with his sideline throws. Overall this group worked on being in command of the offense, accuracy, getting the ball out quickly and moving 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, Jack Westover, 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. Asa Turner, Julius Irvin, and Cooper McDonald rotated in with this group as well.
– Rushing the punter was emphasized during drills at the beginning of practice.
– Special teams and punt placement were practiced during drills.
– Lots of pads and cushions were thrown at the player’s feet during drills.
– Red zone simulations were practiced in a scrimmaging format.
– LB’s & RB’s squared off in pass blocking drills.
– TE’s worked on short 5-yard route catches over the middle.
– Punt returners took reps off the ball machine today.
– Full-field punt return coverage and alignment was practiced during drills.
– WR transfer Giles Jackson has a lot of speed. He will add a different dimension to the offense and special teams.
– P Race Porter had nice distance and hang time during his punts today.
– First day of pads and the end of practice was very spirited during 11-on-11.
– There was a lot of emphasis on red zone simulations and situations throughout the entire practice today.
PLAYERS WHO STOOD OUT
– DB Kyler Gordon brought the physicality today and swarmed to the football. He made good reads and impactful plays.
– QB Dylan Morris had a 3 consecutive TD streak during 7-on-7. Two TD’s to WR Terrell Bynum and one TD to TE Devin Culp. He looked sharp on his throws.
PLAYERS TO WATCH FOR
– DB Jacobe Covington is showing his skill set. He made some nice reads on the ball and defended passes well in the end zone.
– TE Devin Culp made some nice catches today and is starting to look like a reliable option in the passing game with his large frame and good hands.
BIGGEST PLAYS OF THE DAY
– DB Kyler Gordon’s tackle on WR Terrell Bynum during 11-on-11.
– ILB MJ Tafisi’s sack on QB Sam Huard during 11-on-11.
– OLB Jeremiah Martin sacked QB Patrick O’Brien during 11-on-11.
– Camden Sirmon scrambles for a 10-yard TD run during 11-on-11.
– TE Cade Otton had a 10-yard TD spectacular one-handed catch from QB Patrick O’Brien during 11-on-11.
– WR Ja’Lynn Polk’s 10-yard TD catch from QB Camden Sirmon during 11-on-11.
– RB Cameron Davis with the 25-yard pitch run TD during 11-on-11.
– RB Kamari Pleasant’s 5-yard TD during 11-on-11.
– QB Dylan Morris’ 25-yard TD to WR Terrell Bynum during 7-on-7.
– QB Dylan Morris’ 20-yard TD to WR Terrell Bynum during 7-on-7.
– QB Dylan Morris’ 20-yard TD to TE Devin Culp during 7-on-7.
– WR Rome Odunze’s 15-yard TD from QB Patrick O’Brien during 7-on-7.
WHO WON THE DAY?
– It’s always hard to tell how well the offense is doing during situational football throughout practice, etc. With that being said, the offense was able to come away with multiple TD’s and move the ball down the field. They looked good in situational scenarios, especially during 7-on-7. The offense won the final period 18-14, capped by the RB Kamari Pleasant TD. The defense had to run afterward.
– LB Alphonzo Tuputala
– OLB Zion Tupuola-Fetui
– DB Cameron Williams
FORMER PLAYERS IN ATTENDANCE
– Dick Baird
RECRUITS IN THE HOUSE
RECENT SIGNEES IN THE HOUSE
– “I’m the same as my predecessor (Chris Petersen). We don’t want any fights at practice,” Husky HC Jimmy Lake said.
– None. Players were not interviewed today.
– The Huskies return to the practice field (Memorial Stadium) for Fall Practice #7 in a couple of days. (Friday, August 13th at 10:00 a.m.). It will be open to the public
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