Fall Camp Day Two - Strausser's seating chart

Washington Offensive Line Coach Chris Strausser spoke Tuesday afternoon to the press after the Huskies' second day of fall camp, held Monday at the east field next to Husky Stadium.

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On the youth and experience of his group: “Some of these kids like Trey Adams, at this time last year, the language was so confusing to him and now he’s got a much better feel for what it is that we’re talking about. He is still young, every rep he gets is a good rep for him. The other thing about some of these young kids like Trey that didn’t have a chance to redshirt last year, they got a chance to do some stuff in the weight room this offseason and I think that has really put himself ahead of the game from where he was a year ago physically.”
 
On Andrew Kirkland at right tackle with the first team: “We started out fall camp exactly where we finished in the spring. Kaleb (McGary) didn’t have a chance to do the last eight or nine practices because he got hurt early on and Kirk was the guy at tackle, so that’s where we started out fall camp.”
 
On the versatility along the OL: “It helps, especially at the college level, if a guy gets hurt we can’t go out and get the next right tackle off the waiver wire so we’ve gotta have guys who can jump around and play some different spots. Andrew Kirkland is a guy who can do some different stuff, Coleman Shelton has done it also, but I think there’s a lot of guys in the group that have the ability to play some different spots.”
 
On the two freshman OL: “Solid kids, really good workers, I think we can count on them being kids that will do the stuff we expect them to do. From what I saw on day one, both athletic kids, they both have to put on a little weight, do some stuff in the weight room, but for sure they have the athleticism we’ve anticipated.”
 
On Matt James: “He started at tackle for a couple of games, probably not his most natural position, but he’s a guy who can move around for us.”

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