The Washington Huskies held their thirteenth Spring Camp practice this morning and Day Thirteen is officially in the books.
– The team practiced inside Husky Stadium and it was the eighth practice open to the public.
– The weather was sunny, cloudy, and with a little breeze. The conditions were perfect for the players and the fans as well.
– The length of the practice was approximately 2 hours and 5 minutes.
NOTES AND OBSERVATIONS
– The team practiced with full pads today and focused a lot on alignment, fundamentals, footwork, scrimmaging, situational football and drills.
– Today’s practice was full-contact/live tackling during some of the scrimmages with referees, offense/defense groups, special teams, alignment, formations, and a ton of reps.
– Today’s 11 on 11 sessions encompassed a lot of situational scrimmages from certain parts of the field.
– Drill work included linemen footwork, WR footwork on sideline catches, QB footwork and handoffs, DB footwork, QB passing, pillars, Barrels, Lineman technique, sleds, LB’s batting balls, RB catches, DB interceptions, Slants, Receiver sideline routes, stances, Sleds, FG kicking and special teams work, and coverages.
– The QB group worked on deep ball routes, touch passes, handoffs, progressions, footwork, rollouts, short sideline throws, and slant throws. Dylan Morris was fast and decisive in his decision-making. Sam Huard looked accurate on his touch passes. Patrick O’Brien continues to show his experience and consistency. Camden Sirmon has good zip on the ball with his compact release. Jesse Martineau was accurate on comeback routes. Overall this group had a chance to work on going through their progressions and moving the offense.
– 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, Matteo Mele, Julius Buelow. Sean McGrew, Richard Newton, Kamari Pleasant, Devin Culp, and Mark Redman rotated in with this group as well.
– During the 11 on 11 sessions the First Team Defense consisted primarily of Tuli Letuligasenoa, Sam Taimani, Cooper McDonald, Edefuan Ulofoshio, Jackson Sirmon, Trent McDuffie, Kyler Gordon, Kamren Fabiculanan, Cameron Williams, Dominique Hampton. Faatui Tuitele, Jeremiah Martin, Mishel Powell, Sav’ell Smalls, and Bralen Trice rotated in with this group as well.
– Individualized position group work was emphasized at the start of practice.
– The entire offense and defense groups practiced separately for alignment and formations at the beginning of practice.
– There was a lot of attention to detail and precision during drills early on.
– RB’s worked on pass blocking against the LB’s during drills. RB’s had to do push-ups for losing.
– LB’s worked on getting off blocks and making a tackle during drills.
– The defense worked on proper tackling technique during drills.
– WR’s put an emphasis on getting separation during drills.
– TE’s worked on routes over the middle with QB’s.
– ILB’s worked on batting down passes during drills.
– Red zone situational was stressed during some scrimmages.
– PK Tim Horn missed a 30-yard FG during an 11-on-11 session.
– ZTF was seen cruising up and down the sidelines watching practice on his seat with wheels.
– Punt coverage was practiced during the middle of practice.
– DB’s worked on covering the deep ball pass during drills.
– WR Jalen McMillan took first snaps as a punt returner during drills. WR Taj Davis took reps as well.
– QB’s got a lot of reps during 7-on-7 sessions.
– The offense had to run after the 7-on-7 sessions. The defense generated a lot of turnovers.
– QB Peyton Henry made all his FG attempts today.
PLAYERS WHO STOOD OUT
– WR Jalen McMillan continues to impress as he had the highlight-reel catch of the day. He makes big plays and is explosive after the catch.
– DB Brendan Radley-Hiles made his presence felt today. He had two picks and some deflections. He is a difference-maker in the secondary.
PLAYERS TO WATCH FOR
– DB James Smith made some nice physical tackles during scrimmages with a pick and deflections. One of them stopped a drive. He is swarming to the football and making good reads on plays.
– WR Taj Davis is having a great camp and continues to make plays. He’s an athletic receiver going up and making plays. He is a good route runner.
BIGGEST PLAYS OF THE DAY
– RB Kamari Pleasant’s 20-yard run during 11-on-11.
– OLB Sav’ell Smalls sack on QB Jesse Martineau during 11-on-11.
– RB Richard Newton’s 20-yard run during 11-on-11.
– PK Peyton Henry hit a 30-yard FG during 11-on-11.
– PK Tim Horn converted a 30-yard FG during 11-on-11.
– WR Taj Davis 20-yard TD pass from QB Patrick O’Brien during 11-on-11.
– DB James Smith’s pass deflection in the end zone on QB Patrick O’Brien’s pass during 11-on-11.
– WR Jalen McMillan’s one-handed TD catch in the end zone from QB Patrick O’Brien during 11-on-11.
– WR Taj Davis 20-yard TD catch from QB Sam Huard during 11-on-11.
– WR Ja’Lynn Polk’s 20-yard TD catch from QB Sam Huard during 11-on-11.
– DL Faatui Tuitele sacked QB Dylan Morris during 11-on-11.
– The defense came up with a safety during 11-on-11.
– DB Brendan Radley-Hiles picked off QB Dylan Morris and ran it back during 11-on-11.
– WR Ja’Lynn Polk’s TD from QB Patrick O’Brien during 11-on-11.
– WR Rome Odunze’s acrobatic TD catch from WR Terrell Bynum from QB Dylan Morris during 11-on-11.
– DB Kyler Gordon picked off QB Sam Huard during 11-on-11.
– DB James Smith picked off QB Dylan Morris during 7-on-7.
– DB Brendan Radley-Hiles picked off QB Camden Sirmon during 7-on-7.
– DB Jacobe Covington picked off QB Camden Sirmon during 7-on-7.
WHO WON THE DAY?
– Defense won the day. While the offense made some nice plays, the defense won the 7-on-7 session and the final red zone simulation game, and came up with a lot of turnovers.
– OL Victor Curne
– OL Henry Bainivalu
– TE Mason West
– TE Jack Westover
– DB Alex Cook
– DB Asa Turner
FORMER PLAYERS IN ATTENDANCE
– Hugh Millen
RECRUITS IN THE HOUSE
RECENT SIGNEES IN THE HOUSE
– “We want to put these guys in adverse situations and just let them go and see who can make plays,” Jimmy Lake said.
– None. Players were not interviewed today.
– The Huskies return to the practice field in a couple of days for Spring Practice #14 (Friday, April 30th at 8:30 a.m.).
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