Defense dominated the second day of Washington's 2016 spring practices

The second day of Washington's spring practices was dominated by the defense, but there were still some plays were noting on the offensive side of the ball as well...

The defense came away with a couple of turnovers, two very athletic interceptions, and won the second day of Washington's spring practices.

Junior safety Budda Baker had the play of the day, intercepting a Jake Browning pass that initially appeared to be hauled in by Dante Pettis

As Pettis tried to secure the ball in his possession, Jojo McIntosh came up and punched the ball out and it caromed about 10 feet away. 

Baker, who had come up to make the "tackle" on Pettis, instead made a quick adjustment and dove to pick off the pass just before the ball hit the ground.

The defensive sideline erupted on the play while the offensive side wondered what had just happened.

For the offense, the two players who seemed to shine most on day two were redshirt freshman wideout Andre Baccellia and sophomore tailback Jomon Dotson.

Dotson had several nice carries and he made some players miss in the open field while Baccellia just picked up where he left off on Monday, consistently getting open and making plays when given the chance.

For the second-straight practice, Baccellia and Pettis were the two players that worked out as punt returners.

Getting back to the defense, while the interceptions drew the attention of everyone, the secondary and linebackers had a very solid day in coverage.

There were at least six pass breakups with different players responsible.

Middle linebacker Azeem Victor made a nice play on a pass intended for TE Jeff Lindquist, reaching around the new tight end to make the play, while Miller, Baker and a few others had breakups as well.

On offense, things just continue to move along with the offensive line getting back a key component in senior Jake Eldrenkamp who was limited for much of Monday's practice.

While Eldrenkamp returned to action, he wasn't a factor in the full team sessions.

His spot was handled by Michael Kneip and he was joined on the first team offensive line by Trey Adams (LT)Coleman Shelton (C), Shane Brostek (RG) and Kaleb McGary (RT).

The second offensive line looked similar to Monday's practice with Andrew Kirkland at left tackle, Henry Roberts at left guard, Matt James at center, Jesse Sosebee at right guard and Devin Burleson at right tackle.

As far as the defensive front seven is concerned, there was a lot of rotating in with Shane BowmanDamion TurpinVita VeaRicky McCoyBenning Potoae and Bryce Sterk all getting reps with the second unit.

The first unit consisted of Jaylen Johnson (DE), Greg Gaines (NT) and Elijah Qualls (DT) while Joe Mathis manned the first-team BUCK spot with Psalm Wooching at the SAM, Keishawn Bierria at WIL and Azeem Victor at the MIK spot.

The players will take Thursday off and then will hit the field Friday morning for their third practice before wrapping up the week on Saturday with a closed practice.

Players Out/Limited: Eldrenkamp returned to action, but John Turner still seemed to be limited and only took part in some of the individual drills.

Jared PuluJohn ClarkBrandon BeaverQuinten Pounds and Jason Scrempos were all there, but none were able to practice.

The only player who wasn't there was wideout Brayden Lenius.

Pro Day Approaching: Thursday is UW's Pro Day and there were a plethora of graduated players there to watch practice today.

Dwayne Washington, Jaydon Mickens, Cory Littleton, Taniela Tupou, Sifa Tufunga and Josh Perkins were just some of the players we were able to see.

Recruits In The House: St. John Bosco WR Terrell Bynum and OL Wyatt Davis both spent the morning watching practice before leaving for the airport and they were joined by Servite CB Keith Taylor and St. Francis RB Cyrus Habibi-Likio who doesn't have an offer, but who is being recruited by the Huskies.

2016 walk-on Ryan Bowman was also there watching things.


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