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UW Practice No. 4 was all about defense, recruiting and ice baths


The morning started with William Inge playing switchboard and ended with a group of hyperactive students enjoying their own personalized spring break… in August.

Of these, consider Lake Havasu, only Lake Washington.

This was the University of Washington’s fourth fall football practice and it didn’t live up to the offensive theatrics of the previous days, but it looked productive just as Kalen DeBoer’s staff continued. to put together his Husky football team.

Granted, there were instant moments that turned out to be quite entertaining.

As the UW players spread out and began to stretch, Inge was handed a cellphone and launched into a heated recruiting pitch during a Facetime call that could be heard in the stands.

“Get up here, man, let’s go!” the co-offensive coordinator shouted into the phone.

As soon as Inge finished that call, recruiting director Courtney Morgan handed her another phone and the coach went back to his routine.

“Head hunter!” shouted the defensive coach over the phone.

Inge then took the rookie on a walking tour of UW stretching drills, pausing and pushing on a player’s leg while chatting, then showing the practice scene to the person he was speaking with on the spot. other end.

The Huskies hit the ice baths after practice.

Then it was football for the next two hours, although Husky Stadium almost looked like an airport at times with helicopters, small planes and a massive low-flying military transport plane on Seafair Sunday.

The Huskies will take the day off Monday after practicing for four straight days, which was a change from Spring Ball, where practices were never back-to-back.

“Right now we’re just trying to set up the offense,” DeBoer said. “I’m very confident that we’ve stacked a solid three [days]. Today was a really solid workout. What I challenge guys is to have that killer instinct, challenge them when they’re tired and see how they react [with] execution, tenacity. We’re not there yet, but that’s what training is for.”

While long touchdown passes were commonplace in previous fall practices, Sunday’s session provided just one – Sam Huard connected with Taj Davis, who beat safety Cam Williams in the flat, then ran away from him for a 48-yard touchdown.

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Huard, however, had a tough day. Earlier, he threw a game-winning pitch and was intercepted by redshirt freshman Vince Nunley. He also fell alarmingly when Bralen Trice and an unidentified blitz defensive back buried him more than advised, but he came out of the stack OK.

Cam Bright enjoys a post workout refreshment.

Linebacker Cam Bright enjoys post-practice refreshment while cooling off in an ice bath.

Redshirt freshman cornerback Davon Banks continued to show up around the ball at all times. He advanced past a Dylan Morris delivery aimed at wide receiver Giles Jackson and intercepted the pass while having his helmet ripped off his head. Banks then jumped to his feet with a deft spinning motion in celebration.

Banks also stole a second Huard pass late in practice that deflected off the hands of Taj Davis and looked pretty impressive, but the play was canceled by a teammate’s unsportsmanlike conduct penalty in the backfield.

The secondary limbs seemed to have the upper hand all morning after being repeatedly burned during previous Husky practices. Jordan Perryman, the cornerback transferred from UC Davis and Big Sky, was particularly impressive.

With the game starting on the opposing 37, Perryman showed off his tight coverage skills as he ran through wide receiver Ja’Lynn Polk and authoritatively fended off a Michael Penix Jr. pass into the end zone.

A few plays later, Perryman did it again by following Rome Odunze into the end zone and forcing another incompletion.

None of the Husky QBs were particularly sharp as the coaching staff had them up against blitz packs for most of practice and their receivers dropped a lot of balls. Edge rusher Zion Tupuola-Fetui was a nonstop disruptor to speed things up and get in front of everyone.

Finally, after practice was over, several Huskies headed to ice baths set up on the south sideline under purple tent-like covers erected to protect them from the sun.

It was an overly noisy scene with players taking off their helmets, shoulder pads, shirts and football boots, piling into bathtubs, chatting loudly and clearly having fun.

Daytona Beach or Fort Lauderdale in March has never been so much fun.

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