Due to Saturday afternoon's scrimmage, the Huskies won't practicing in full pads today.
As yet another means of rebranding themselves with the local football community as more open and helpful, the staff are hosting quite a few HS coaches this weekend since they are putting on a coaching clinic.
I will be back after practice with all the usual links and information.
2:15 p.m. Special Teams / Team / Offense & Defense / Position Meetings
4 p.m. Explode & Run Through
4:15 p.m. Special Teams Walk Through
4:20 p.m. Stretch
4:30 p.m. Practice #10
6:15 p.m. Off the Field
Big day for Chris Polk who returned to the line-up after recovering from a leg bruise. Polk showed the audience today why he could be the most exciting player on the roster we haven't heard from this spring.
Erik Folk made all his FG attempts today ncluding a 47-yarder that barely cleared the crossbar.
Vince Taylor was out with a sprained right ankle. D'Andre Goodwin was held out today and will be out for tomorrow's scrimmage. Cort Dennison is most likely out for the rest of the spring after having a pin inserted to a broken pinkie, an injury which he suffered on Wednesday.
Over 125 former Huskies have signed up to attend the spring game and take in planned activities.
Husky fans who attended today's workout saw two beautiful sights --- a sunny day, and Chris Polk speeding through the secondary. The freshman tailback participated in his first practice since the third workout of the spring when he suffered an an injury to his lower leg. The Huskies were not in pads, so Polk wasn't getting hit, but he looked good running around catching a few pases out of the backfield and running a few draws as the team did almost solely two-minute drill stuff today.
"I think we’re ahead of where I was really anticipating where we were going to be," Sarkisian told the assembled media after the brisk two-hour workout. "I think our kids are playing with the urgency and the intensity and the speed that we want. We’re obviously still having mental errors, but I like the urgency that they’re playing with and the effort they’re playing with."
"I'm OK with it," Sarkisian said. "Qwest Field is a great venue. I think it's great, not just for the city of Seattle, but the state of Washington to kind of have a common place for both teams can go … and make it a really special event."
1. Players of the Day: On Offense Drew Schaefer and on Defense Darrion Jones.
2. Play of the Day: Vonzell McDowell breaks up a pass on a fade route by Jermaine Kearse in the end zone.
3. Coach of the Day: Dan Cozzetto "Great to be back in Seattle."
4. Thought of the Day: Empower those around you, because they will empower you!
5. Team Competition Winner: Defense