The Washington Huskies held their eighth Fall Camp practice this morning and Day Eight is officially in the books.
– The team started out practice inside Husky Stadium and remained there the entire time. Some position groups like the kicking group went to the East Practice Field for some individualized work.
– The weather was sunny, clear, with a nice breeze from time to time and no orange forest fire haze in the sky.
– The length of the practice was approximately 2 hours and 5 minutes.
NOTES AND OBSERVATIONS
– The team practiced with pads today while wearing pants, helmets, and jerseys and focused a lot on scrimmaging.
– Today’s practice started out with individual position groups and then broke into offense and defense groups on two halves of the field.
– Today’s 11-on-11 sessions consisted of massive reps for both the offense and the defense, intermingled throughout the entire practice.
– Drill work included, 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 intermediate passes with the WR’s and going all the way through their progressions. Dylan Morris looked accurate on his deep throws. Sam Huard had nice touch on his passes today. Patrick O’Brien threw the ball far and accurate on post routes. Camden Sirmon was more decisive going through his reads. Jesse Martineau (not enough reps to evaluate). QB Tyson Lang (not enough reps to evaluate). Overall this group worked on red zone situational football, post routes, progressions and command of 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. Richard Newton, 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. Bralen Trice, Asa Turner, Julius Irvin, Alex Cook and Cooper McDonald rotated in with this group as well.
– DB’s & LB’s worked on intercepting passes in the end zone during drills.
– Red zone simulation scenarios were practiced in 11-on-11 format early in practice.
– Punt formations and punt returns were practiced during drills.
– PK Peyton Henry missed his first FG attempt from 50-yards out to the right. It had plenty of distance. He connected on his second attempt from 25-yards out.
– P Race Porter had nice distance and hang time on his punts today.
– An emphasis on special teams work was practiced in between scrimmaging sessions.
PLAYERS WHO STOOD OUT
– DL Tuli Letuligasenoa did a great job getting off blocks and pushing the pocket and disrupting the offense. He’s had a good camp so far.
– QB Dylan Morris threw some nice TD passes today and was very accurate while making the right decisions going through his progressions during scrimmages.
PLAYERS TO WATCH FOR
– MJ Tafisi has had a great camp so far, getting sacks, making good reads, swarming to the ball and getting pressure in the backfield.
– WR Giles Jackson has elite speed and looks like a serious threat in the offense. He has good hands and gets down the field very quickly.
BIGGEST PLAYS OF THE DAY
– QB Dylan Morris’ 25-yard TD pass to WR Rome Odunze during 11-on-11.
– ILB MJ Tafisi’s sack on QB Sam Huard during 11-on-11.
– DL Tuli Letuligasenoa’s sack on QB Dylan Morris during 11-on-11.
– QB Patrick O’Brien’s 25-yard scramble throw off one leg to WR Taj Davis during 11-on-11.
– DB Mishael Powell picked off QB Patrick O’Brien during 11-on-11.
– DB Kyler Gordon’s sack on QB Dylan Morris during 11-on-11.
– QB Dylan Morris’ 30-yard TD throw to WR Terrell Bynum during 11-on-11.
– RB Jay’Veon Sunday’s 1-yard TD run during 11-on-11.
– ILB Jackson’s Sirmon’s standup tackle on RB Richard Newton during 11-on-11.
– DB Julius Irvin picked off QB Dylan Morris in the end zone during 11-on-11.
– LB Ben Hines picked off QB Sam Huard during 11-on-11.
WHO WON THE DAY?
– The offense made some nice scores and some big plays throughout practice. They seemed to get the better of things overall today but it was close. The defense played stout defense and kept the offense out of the end zone on drives.
– LB Alphonzo Tuputala
– OLB Zion Tupuola-Fetui
– OLB Jordan Lolohea
– DB Cameron Williams
– DB James Smith
– WR Sawyer Racanelli
– DB Dyson McCutcheon
– DB Davon Banks
FORMER PLAYERS IN ATTENDANCE
RECRUITS IN THE HOUSE
RECENT SIGNEES IN THE HOUSE
– “Should be a dominant force on special teams this season,” Husky ST & RB Coach Keith Bhonapha said about the special teams unit this year.
– “I want to be the hammer and not the nail.” Husky RB Richard Newton said.
– The Huskies return to the practice field for Fall Practice #9 tomorrow morning. (Sunday, August 15th at 10:00 a.m.). It will be closed to the public.
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