The Huskies concluded their final significant fall scrimmage Thursday afternoon.
The work was closed to the media, but coach Tyrone Willingham called it "a good session."
The team apparently played one-quarter of game conditions with an emphasis on rhythm and timing. Then they worked on special situations before giving younger players 10-12 plays.
Willingham said his main concerns was coming out healthy, and he almost made it. The lone reported injury was to reserve defensive end Darrion Jones. Willingham wouldn't reveal the injury but said he doesn't think it will cost Jones extended time.
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A few other notes and quotes:
*"I thought the execution is still not where I'd like it to be in all areas," Willingham said. "But still, we were able to have some big plays, some big runs, some big catches and some overall really good work for us."
*All quarterbacks and tailbacks got "plenty of work," and the offensive linemen were rotated, indicating that the depth chart is still fluid there.
*Pre-existing hamstring injuries kept receiver Cody Ellis and corner Byron Davenport out.
*Willingham said that after watching the tapes, he might be ready to settle some of the position battles that have lingered this deep into camp.
*The high-snap problem evident from the shotgun Saturday didn't reappear Thursday.
*Fred Wiggs, a walk-on recently moved from defensive end to linebacker, "did some nice things."
*Willingham said the place-kickers did fine, making all extra points although one field goal was missed in the red zone. Willingham didn't say who missed, but he said Erik Folk made all of his.
*Willingham said all three quarterbacks "did a really nice job." He said receivers dropped some of freshman Ronnie Fouch's passes, but that Fouch's mechanics looked good. Willingham also repeated his often-repeated advice to his quarterbacks: "Take what the defense gives you."
*Willingham acknowledged that the "question marks" at the cornerback opposite Roy Lewis and the safety spot opposite Jason Wells "still hasn't sorted itself out." Including the safety position in the mix was something of a surprise because Mesphin Forrester had been thought to have taken that job. Willingham implied that Forrester is at the top of the depth chart, but indicated he hasn't yet sealed the deal over Darin Harris or Nate Williams. "I'm very interested in seeing much improved leadership, much improved play from all the guys at that position," he said.
*Anthony Russo had a 30- or 40-yard punt return, but it was called back due to penalty.
*True freshmen Brandon Johnson and Curtis Shaw and D'Andre Goodwin were mentioned in the mix as a running game, with Willingham praising Johnson's explosiveness. "You need a guy that if he gets a gap, he just blows through it. And Brandon has a tendency to do that," he said. "He has a chance to maybe be that guy at the beginning of the season."
*Bottom line: "The No. 1 thing I wanted was to get out healthy, and basically we did," Willingham said. "No. 2, I was looking at the mechanics: our game organization, our game flow, how well that went. And I thought ... everything went pretty well."