UW Fall Camp - Day 1 News and Notes (morning)

Veterans and select freshmen hit the Husky Stadium field early on Saturday as Washington's fall practices got underway. Here's a look at some news and notes after the two-hour practice concluded...

-- The biggest news was that Travis Feeney is working almost exclusively at the 'BUCK' linebacker spot. With his length and aggressive nature, Feeney seems like a perfect fit. Feeney was playing the spot during the morning session, possibly because Joe Mathis will take part in the afternoon practice, and was beside a rotation of Scott Lawyer, Azeem Victor and Keishawn Bierra in the middle and Cory Littleton who was at the other outside linebacker spot.

-- S Budda Baker was missing. Most of us thought it was because they wanted him to take part in the afternoon session, however, Adam Jude from the Seattle Times reported that Baker was out sick.

-- QB Jeff Lindquist was with the first team when the players took the field for the first team session and he was inaccurate early on. He overthrew a wide open Deontae Cooper and misfired on a few other passes before he got his legs under him. He did show good patience in waiting for Marvin Hall to get open across the middle, sidestepping an oncoming pass-rusher before firing to hit the senior wideout.

-- The other quarterback that was suited up was K.J. Carta-Samuel who looked much more decisive when he was in there. Carta-Samuel has a very strong arm and he stood tall in the pocket most of the time. There were a couple of times he got "happy feet", but for the most part, he was solid. Carta-Samuels did have the first interception of the day, overthrowing a pass that was intercepted by Hayden Schuh, a walk-on defensive back.

-- If you're wondering where heralded freshman Jake Browning was, well, he was on the sidelines observing the workout. Browning will take part in the afternoon workout and then will be back for the morning session tomorrow while Carta-Samuels will be with the youngsters.

-- Dwayne Washington looked solid running the ball. He hit the hole hard a couple of times, bursting through the line to get to the second level. On one play, the left side of the offensive line opening up a gaping hole that led to a big run.

-- Speaking of the offensive line, the number one offensive line appeared to be Jake Eldrenkamp (LT), Dexter Charles (LG), Siosifa Tufunga (C), Shane Brostek (RG) and Matt James (RT).

-- Andrew Kirkland and Coleman Shelton both got reps at left tackle during the practice, but both were with the second offensive line which consisted of Dane Crane at right guard, Michael Kneip at center, Jesse Sosebee at right guard and Kaleb McGary at right tackle.

-- The three youngsters who worked out with the older players were linebacker Tevis Bartlett and wide receivers Chico McClatcher and Isaiah Renfro.

-- The starting secondary, which, as we noted earlier, did not include Baker, was Darren Gardenhire at one corner with Sidney Jones at the other corner spot. Brian Clay and Brandon Beaver both handled most of the safety duties.

-- K Cameron Van Winkle looked solid on the day hitting on every attempt he made -- three.

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