Practice Impressions: Day 14

Thursday's two-hour practice was the last one before Washington finishes their Spring campaign with the annual Spring Game - which will be played at 4 pm Saturday at Memorial Stadium. The practice was simply more of the same - with some sporadic highlights - but by this time it's clear that the team wants to be done with practicing so they can show off their progress in front of the fans.

Offense showing off: There was no doubt it was an offense day. Forcing no turnovers in the scrimmage settings, the defense had no answer for the offense. In particular, Keith Price, Bishop Sankey, Jaydon Mickens and Cyler Miles all had a good day for Eric Kiesau's group.

Could be better: Jeff Lindquist found himself getting picked off twice today. Travell Dixon got on the end of the first one and John Timu for the second. Both were errant passes on Lindquist's part in 7v7 drills.

With the quicks: Showing off his freshman form, Price had some nifty moves on a 20-yard touchdown scramble. Although he may never quite have the same ability, he definitely has flashed it at times throughout this spring and, when he does, looks as elusive as any of the quarterbacks on the roster.

It just continues: Mickens only seems to get better. Getting on the en of two more touchdown passes, the future sophomore is going to bring the Huskies offense a new dimension that they haven't had during Steve Sarkisian's tenure at Washington. Look for Mickens to not only cause havoc in the short passing game, but also in the intermediate to deep game. He is that elusive and fast and now the confidence appears to be kicking in.

Things are changing: Miles appears to be getting quite a few more reps now than Lindquist. Pslam Wooching also appears to have taken the lead in the fullback battle and saw quite a bit of time on the field today with Price's group.

Little feisty: Cleveland Wallace finally did it. Today, he became the first defensive back to get under Kasen Williams' skin. After an aggressive, but good pass coverage play, Wallace made sure Williams knew about it. As Wallace was jogging away, Williams had to be held back by the assistant strength trainer, but still managed to get a few words in. And Wallace wasn't the only DB to get after the receivers; both Marcus Peters and Greg Ducre took turns flashing physical play in one-on-one matchups, usually with a few words to their offensive counterparts as they went back to the huddle.

Kicking it: Travis Coons went 3-4 today and Cameron Van Winkle went 2-4, showing the continuing trend of Coons being the more accurate of the two, despite Van Winkle having the better leg. With Evan Hudson getting a breather, a walk-on kicker (not even listed on the roster) took the snaps. It was really the David and Goliath's offensive line with him in there, as he was at least a foot shorter than the offensive linemen flanking him.


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