Practice Spotlight - Day 6

Another day of practice and another linebacker has gone down. Today, junior LB Thomas Tutogi was the one to feel the pain of fall camp as he came up lame in the first full-contact series of practice and did not return. Later, Husky head coach Steve Sarkisian would label the injury a sprained knee and said he will likely miss a couple of weeks...

The List
Play of the Day - There wasn't much to see today as a lot of the action was in the far endzone, away from where the media is allowed to stand. However, two plays that stood out were a long Keith Price pass down the sideline to Kasen Williams for about 45 yards that landed in between coverage from Brandon Beaver and, it appeared at least, Travis Feeney.

The other big play came on a nifty run by freshman tailback Erich Wilson who took a handoff and made one cut inside a block from the left tackle (again it was tough to see since the players were all standing in front of us) and then raced about 15 yards before being belted out of bounds by Marcus Peters.

Keep your head up son - Cory Littleton is a fine looking prospect who has a bright future ahead of him, but in the tackling sled drill, Husky linebackers coach Peter Sirmon showed him proper tackling form and where to aim on the body of the player. He made the freshman from California run the drill again and this time had high praise for his pupil.

You make the call - Jamaal Kearse is playing almost every linebacker position and was inside today. At one point, while watching Kearse run the second defense against the number one offense, the coaches (mainly Justin Wilcox) called an audible and made Kearse change the play, which he did and got his teammates lined up correctly.

When the play commenced, the defense was right there, blanketing the receivers, forcing Price to throw the ball out of bounds.

Kearse then got a pat on the back from Wilcox as he came off and the two spoke a moment about what Wilcox saw that made him decide to adjust the call.

Get off me - In the line one-on-ones, the first battle of the day was one of the best as Micah Hatchie and Josh Shirley went at it.

The two third-year players squared off with Hatchie winning the first battle rather handily but that just made Shirley angry.

On the very next play, Hatchie appeared to get the upper-hand early, but Shirley then shucked his foe with a forearm shiver to the chest that sent Hatchie flying and allowed Shirley to destroy the quarterback.

Other good battles up front included Pio Vatuvei versus Shane Brostek, James Atoe and Sione Potoae, Colin Tanigawa and Semisi Tokolahi and Drew Schaefer and Danny Shelton.

Jake Eldrenkamp got taken to school by Cory Waller on a couple of speed rushes, one outside, the other an outside-inside spin move. When it was over, Schaefer pulled the freshman aside to discuss things and to give him some pointers. Shaefer also pulled Brostek off to the side to give him some ideas on what to do next time.

It's a M*A*S*H Unit out there- Sarkisian said after practice that WR Jaydon Mickens and S James Sample did not participate today after straining their groins and will likely return to practice on Monday.

LB Thomas Tutogi was the most serious injury of the day going down early in the full-contact session with what Sarkisian termed it a sprain and said they expect him to be out a couple of weeks.

One other injury of note, at least we think it might be, was the cast on Shane Brostek's right hand. It didn't keep him out of drills and didn't seem to affect him too much.

To Century Link - The Huskies will head down to watch the Seattle Seahawks vs. the Tennessee Titans game at Century Link tonight. They will get to watch three former teammates - Titans QB Jake Locker and WR Devin Aguilar and Seahawks WR Jermaine Kearse -- in action as well.

Practice Schedule - The Huskies will take Sunday off before returning for two-a-days on Monday. Media are allowed at the evening practice (7:00 pm). Top Stories