Fall Camp - Day 10 Practice

On the 10th day of fall camp, the Huskies held a two-hour plus, non-padded practice before hosting "Picture Day". The practice was marked by two interceptions on the defensive side and a couple of nice plays on offense, both of which drew cheers from the roughly 800 fans on hand...

Two mistakes, but otherwise pretty sharp: The quarterbacks were sharp most of the night. Both Jeff Lindquist and Troy Williams led drives that resulted in scores at the start of practice while Cyler Miles took some reps as well.

Lindquist rolled to his right, away from pressure, and hit a twisting John Ross who hauled in the pass just as S Brandon Beaver was breaking on the pass for a 15-yard gain.

Williams made a nice throw into a tight window to Darrell Daniels who just keeps making plays. The gain went for roughly 25 yards before the sophomore receiver/tight end was touched down.

Later in the practice, Williams hit a streaking Jaydon Mickens across the middle and the junior wideout made two nice cuts and scored a touchdown, although the coaches called him down at the one (he scored, but it appeared they wanted to get some work on their goal line offense).

Three plays later, Mickens caught a short pass from Williams between two defenders for the final score of the day.

Miles had his moments, but his day didn't go as smoothly as the other two quarterbacks.

Miles threw a relatively short pass that was batted and eventually intercepted by redshirt freshman linebacker Keishawn Bierria, drawing the first sounding of the horn on the day.

Shortly thereafter, Miles, commanding the second team offense, was undercut by Kevin King who made a great read on the pass, intercepting a throw intended for Kendyl Taylor and drawing another horn and the cheers of his defensive teammates.

Miles made up for his miscue a little later when he evaded the rush and scrambled for a sizable gain down the sideline, netting the offense a first down on the play.


Ones and twos: The starting offensive line when the team went to 11-on-11 work was as follows...

LT - Micah Hatchie
LG - Dexter Charles
C - Michael Criste
RG - James Atoe
RT - Coleman Shelton

Worth noting is that Colin Tanigawa did rotate in some at the center spot with the first unit at times, but Criste spent most of the night in the pivot with the "starters".

The second team offensive line looked like this...

LT - Jake Eldrenkamp
LG - Siosifa Tufunga
C - Dane Crane
RG - Ross Dolbec
RT - Andrew Kirkland

On defense, the starters along the line were the usual crew of...

BUCK - Hauoli Kikaha
DT - Evan Hudson
NT - Danny Shelton
DE - Andrew Hudson

The second unit was more in flux with a couple of players rotating in, but for the most part it was...

BUCK - Psalm Wooching
DT - Taniela Tupou
NT - Elijah Qualls
DE - Will Dissly

The first guy in along the defensive line when they wanted to switch things up was Damion Turpin who is quietly having a nice camp.


Secondary continues ballhawking ways: The secondary added one more pick to their camp total (somewhere close to 15) with King making a great read on a route and stepping in front of Taylor for the pick.

That wasn't the only outstanding play by the defensive backs.

Jermaine Kelly blanketed guys most of the night, preventing Williams from hitting Ross in the corner of the endzone and then, on a short pass to Ross, the redshirt sophomore read the route and closed quickly and almost assuredly would have blown up the talented receiver had they been in pads.

Budda Baker got some reps with the first unit when they went to a nickel package and looked solid in coverage.

Travel Dixon and Naijiel Hale were the second team corners and both had nice practices.

Dixon plays a very physical brand of football, even when the team isn't in pads and he blanketed two receivers in situational drills.

Hale got juked pretty bad by Mickens, but came right back and showed willingness to take on a block on a running play, stringing out the play so that one of the linebackers could scrape and make the "tackle".


Next Practice: The Huskies will take their first day off tomorrow before hitting the field on Friday for a closed practice. The next time we will see the Dawgs in action is for Saturday's final scrimmage that will be open to the public which starts at 3 p.m.


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