UW Fall Camp Day 9 News, Notes, Wrap

A couple thousand fans made their way to Husky Stadium Sunday afternoon to take in the only open practice during fall camp...

-- It was a light practice for the Huskies as they were only on the field for about 90 minutes and they were only in helmets, jerseys and shorts.

-- Sitting out today's practice were Kevin King, Ezekiel Turner, Connor O'Brien and Jojo McIntosh and Dexter Charles missed practice due to a family matter.

-- The team did a lot of special teams work, focusing on several key areas.

In one drill, the coverage team was asked to stay in lanes while they were being pushed off their line by a blocker.

-- Husky head coach Chris Petersen, who works with the returners, was at it again with Budda Baker, Dante Pettis and Chico McClatcher, making them hold a ball in one arm while also trying to field a punt.

-- Several coaches worked with players on the proper angles to take when blocking a punt or kick while others worked on blocking schemes and making sure they had proper spacing on their sets.

-- When the team went to the team sessions, the quarterbacks were rotated through pretty regularly with K.J. Carta-Samuels getting most of the reps with the first unit.

-- Carta-Samuels seemed to hesitate on some of his throws while also struggling at times to make proper reads. He did make some nice check downs during his reps, but he really didn't throw the ball down the field much.

-- Jake Browning probably got the second most snaps during the workout and while he made a couple of good throws, he did throw into coverage once and was picked off by LB Travis Feeney and then he overthrew a receiver badly and was picked off by a diving Brian Clay.

-- Feeney's one-handed interception was probably the play of the day as the senior linebacker, who is not known for his soft hands, got into his drop, found the crossing receiver (Josh Perkins) coming into his zone and then stuck his hand up to snare the ball.

-- Jeff Lindquist probably had the most consistent day and he also had the big play, at least offensively, of the day, hitting Marvin Hall for a 56-yard touchdown as the senior wideout beat Brandon Lewis and Brian Clay down the south sidelines.

-- With Charles out, the Husky offensive line was definitely in flux for most of the day. Line coach Chris Strausser values position flexibility and that trait was put to the test on Sunday as LT Jake Eldrankamp moved inside to left guard and Coleman Shelton moved over to left tackle.

-- Matt James handled right tackle duties most of the day.

-- When the second unit came onto the field, Kaleb McGary and Trey Adams were at right and left tackle respectively and each held their own.

-- There were a number of "sacks" by the defense today, but the most impressive came from Cory Littleton who stunted inside and beat Shane Brostek to get a touch sack on Carta-Samuels.

-- The three visitors we spotted on the sidelines were Capital (Olympia, Wa.) P Van Soderberg, a 2016 pledge, and former Husky basketballer Tony Wroten and his father, Tony Sr.


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