The Huskies completed their first two-a-day session of practices on Saturday. Head coach Steve Sarkisian said on CoachSark.com the team put an emphasis on two-minute drill, red-zone and third down situations during the team's two practices.
The first-team defense - with converted tight end Evan Hudson still getting some time on the defensive line both inside and on the edge at end - got some initial stops in the red zone. Then the second-unit offense scored on a Cyler Miles' quick-recognition throw outside to freshman Demore'ea Stringfellow, who beat soft coverage well off the line. (Via: Bell on the Beat)
During the gauntlet drill, WR John Ross initially blew a block before recovering and giving CB and fellow freshman Jermaine Kelly a healthy shove outside the walls of players watching the drill. It was nothing dirty. Just a hard follow-through by Ross. (Via: The News Tribune)
QB Jeff Lindquist connected with WR Damore'ea Stringfellow on back-to-back plays late in practice for a touchdown. On the first, Stringfellow made what was probably his best catch of the week on a fade route, reaching over the outstretched arms of CB Patrick Enewally and falling to the ground to haul in a 30-yard pass. On the next play, Lindquist quickly hit Stringfellow, who sidestepped one defender for a 15-yard TD. (Via: Seattle Times)
- Junior offensive lineman Erik Kohler did not practice. He will rejoin the team on Monday for rehab, but will not practice.
- As a precaution, junior running backs Deontae Cooper and Jesse Callier, junior offensive lineman Colin Tanigawa and junior defensive end Hau'oli Jamora all did not practice as they recover from varying ACL injuries.
Head coach Steve Sarkisian (Via: Tacoma News Tribune)