UW Fall Camp - Day 2 News, Notes, Wrap

Here are news and some notable notes from Sunday's two two-hour sessions on day two of Husky fall camp...

Morning Session

-- QB Jeff Lindquist had a good morning, hitting on several passes and showing much better patience and accuracy. He combined with TE Darrell Daniels for the play of the day, a 50-yard strike that saw the junior tight end catch the ball in stride and then pull away from S Brandon Beaver who was beaten on the play.

-- People all want to know how Jake Browning is progressing, well, today he looked like a freshman. He made some late throws, he struggled to pick up blitzers and where they were coming from and he was relatively innacurate. Now, that being said, he also showed why the Husky coaches think he has so much promise by moving in the pocket and threading the needle on a couple of plays. Overall, not the worst day we've seen from the freshman, but definitely not where we would say he's pushing for the starting spot, at least at this point.

-- RB Lavon Coleman sure looks more explosive this season than he was as a redshirt freshman last year. He made a couple of decisions where he just planted his foot and he hit the hole. He's not a burner, but he showed much better burst than we've seen so far.

-- The number one offensive line stayed in-tact from yesterday -- LB Jake Eldrenkamp, LG Dexter Charles, C Siosifa Tufunga, RG Shane Brostek and RT Matt James. Coleman Shelton and Dane Crane also rotated in throughout the two-hour practice.

-- Chico McClatcher was with the veterans for the second-straight day while Quinten Pounds took Isaiah Renfro's spot in the morning session.

-- The coaches are stressing ball-security. Quite a few reps in position drills include the coaches and assistants pawing at the balls trying to get the ball out.

-- DE Will Dissly, DT/NT Elijah Qualls and DE Joe Mathis made up the number one defensive line.

-- LB Travis Feeney spent the day at BUCK, as he did in the first practice, and he was joined by Azeem Victor (MIK), Scott Lawyer (WIL) and Cory Littleton (SAM).

-- Freshman LB Tevis Bartlett had a great day, showing quickness and a nose for the ball. He made the final two plays count as he knocked down a Lindquist pass and then forced the junior QB to thrown the ball away to end the practice.


Afternoon Session

-- Benning Potoae and Austin Joyner continue to be the most impressive looking players among all of the newcomers. Both looked solid in drills and each is a superb athlete.

-- Walk-on TE Connor Griffin, a transfer from Gonzaga, had an outstanding day. He caught almost everything thrown his way and even made a couple of spectacular receptions.

-- K.J. Carta-Samuels had his moments, but he also struggled some with his accuracy. He did find a streaking receiver for what would have been a touchdown, except for the fact that the wideout dropped the ball.

-- Redshirt freshman RB Jomon Dotson looks impressive running the ball. He's running with more authority, he seems to know where to go and he looks confident when making cuts/decisions.

-- Of the young wideouts, Isaiah Renfro was the most targeted. He and Carta-Samuels seem to be forming a nice combination. None of his plays were explosive or worth noting on their own, but he was a nice outlet for Carta-Samuels in 7v7 and full team sessions.

-- Andre Baccellia another freshman wideout, showed good hands and solid acceleration out of his breaks.

-- JUCO transfer Tony Rodriguez had some nice moments throwing the ball. He moved well and showed great accuracy. He doesn't have a big arm and he's not that impressive physically, but he knows how to read defenses and he already seems to have a good handle on the playbook.

-- The young offensive linemen -- Henry Roberts, Trey Adams, Devin Burleson and Jared Hilbers -- all look the part, but at times they struggled with the defensive linemen who were across from them.

-- DT Ricky McCoy looked solid today, beating Roberts on one play and knocking down a Carta-Samuels pass. McCoy is much bigger than I expected and he moves really well for a guy his size.


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