The Washington Huskies held their seventh Spring Camp practice this morning and Day Seven is officially in the books.
– The team practiced inside Husky Stadium and it was the fourth practice open to the public.
– The weather was sunny and 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 scrimmaging, alignment, fundamentals, footwork, and drills.
– Today’s practice was full-contact tackling during some of the scrimmages with referees, offense/defense groups, special teams work, and a ton of reps.
– Today’s 11 on 11 sessions encompassed a majority of the practice with the intensity ramped up from both sides.
– Drill work included linemen footwork, WR footwork, QB footwork and handoffs, DB footwork, QB passing, pillars, Barrels, Lineman technique, RB handoffs, DB sideline interceptions, Slants, Receiver comeback routes, stances, Sleds, FG kicking and special teams work, and coverages.
– The QB group worked on handoffs, progressions, footwork, rollouts, sideline throws, and slant throws. Dylan Morris was accurate on his out-route throws. Sam Huard looked a little tentative during his reads early on but then he looked decisive and threw with zip. Patrick O’Brien looked sharp on his slant throws. Camden Sirmon looked decisive with his quick release. Jesse Martineau is playing faster and showed good touch. Overall this group was able to work on fundamentals while gaining accuracy.
– 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. Richard Newton, 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, Asa Turner, Cooper McDonald, Edefuan Ulofoshio, Jackson Sirmon, Trent McDuffie, Kyler Gordon, Kamren Fabiculanan, Cameron Williams, Dominique Hampton. Faatui Tuitele, Jeremiah Martin, and Bralen Trice rotated in with this group as well.
– Practice started out with individual position groups working on fundamentals.
– Offense and defense split up into half of the field and worked on formations and alignment.
– DL did a lot of barrels during drills at the beginning of practice.
– LB’s worked on picking off passes on the sidelines.
– There were a few bad snaps by the offense earlier on in practice.
– During warmups, the fans barked and applauded their beloved Dawgs. It was great to hear.
– DB’s worked on intercepting balls on the run during drills.
– OL used the sleds a lot during drills and worked on getting push.
– LB’s worked on rushing the edge with pillars during drills.
– QB Dylan Morris took first reps. QB Patrick O’Brien took second reps. QB Sam Huard took third reps.
– WR Rome Odunze took first reps as a punt returner. He has great burst through the hole.
– WR Jalen McMillan and DB Kyler Gordon also took reps at punt returner.
– Strength coach Tim Socha yelling through the megaphone “this is live” was music to the fans ears.
– There were a lot of false start penalties during 11-on-11.
– PK Peyton Henry showed a strong leg during his kicks today.
– PK’s worked on kickoffs towards the end of practice.
– HC Jimmy Lake addressed the crowd and thanked them for showing up.
– Offense went uptempo towards the end of 11-on-11.
– Punters got some work in at the end while the team worked on punt coverage.
– Bad snaps were an issue today during 11-on-11.
– HC Jimmy Lake was not happy with OLB Sav’ell Smalls for tackling QB Dylan Morris. He told him to head to the bench.
PLAYERS WHO STOOD OUT
– DL Sam “Taki” Taimani looked explosive at the point of attack and was able to disrupt passes and get deflections.
– TE Devin Culp continues to impress and is becoming a reliable target for the QB’s. He has great hands and is finding ways to get open.
PLAYERS TO WATCH FOR
– DB Elijah Jackson swarmed to the football and got into the backfield to make tackles. He reads the play well.
– TE Quentin Moore has had great hands so far in camp and has been reliable with catching TD’s. He’s a big target to throw to.
BIGGEST PLAYS OF THE DAY
– DB Kyler Gordon’s pass breakup of QB Dylan Morris’ end zone pass during 11-on-11.
– RB Richard Newton’s 20-yard TD run during 11-on-11.
– TE Quentin Moore’s TD reception during 11-on-11.
– TE Quentin Moore’s TD deflection reception from QB Sam Huard during 11-on-11.
– RB Kamari Pleasant’s 10-yard TD run from QB Dylan Morris during 11-on-11.
– TE Devin Culp’s TD reception from QB Dylan Morris during 11-on-11.
– DB Brendan Radley-Hiles sack on QB Dylan Morris during 11-on-11.
– QB Dylan Morris’ 8-yard TD reception to TE Devin Culp during 11-on-11.
– WR Sawyer Racanelli’s 35-yard reception over the middle from QB Patrick O’Brien during 11-on-11.
– RB Jay’Veon Sunday’s 3-yard TD run during 11-on-11.
– LB Cooper McDonald sacked QB Sam Huard during 11-on-11.
– DL Voi Tunuufi sacked QB Camden Sirmon during 11-on-11.
– TE Zeke Pelleur’s acrobatic catch from QB Camden Sirmon during 11-on-11.
– RB Sean McGrew’s 6-yard TD run during 11-on-11.
– OLB Sav’ell Smalls sacked QB Dylan Morris during 11-on-11.
– PK Peyton Henry’s 47-yard FG during 11-on-11.
– ILB MJ Tafisi sacked QB Patrick O’Brien during 11-on-11.
– ILB Jackson Sirmon picked off QB Dylan Morris to end the 11-on-11 simulated scoring competition and then ran it to the house.
WHO WON THE DAY?
– Defense won the day. While the offense scored a lot during 11-on-11, when things went to “full live”, the defense made it hard for the offense to consistently move the ball. In their simulated scoring game (Red Zone Lockout) at the very end, with the first to 18 points winning, the defense won the competition 22-3.
– OLB Zion Tupuola-Fetui
– OLB Ryan Bowman
– OL Gaard Memmelaar
FORMER PLAYERS IN ATTENDANCE
– Hugh Millen
– Nick “Brick” Harris
– Deontae Cooper
RECRUITS IN THE HOUSE
RECENT SIGNEES IN THE HOUSE
– None. Coaches were not interviewed today.
– “I’ve always wanted to go out there and do my best every single time, regardless of where they put me,” DB Kyler Gordon said.
– The Huskies return to the practice field in a couple of days for Spring Practice #8. (Monday, April 19th at 8:30 a.m.).
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