The Huskies went through their first work in full pads this afternoon, and most of them seemed happy about that.
"The other stuff is kind of just footwork, and that's not really fun," defensive lineman Daniel Te'o-Nesheim said. "This is where the real fun starts."
The tailbacks were especially happy about that, too, and that position is the focus of my story in the Tuesday paper.
A few other Monday notes:
The defense won the practice, pulling even with the offense at two practices each.
Chris Izbicki ran with the first unit, which Sarkisian said was due partly to his playing well and partly due the Huskies are down to only two tight ends right now. (The other being Kavario Middleton.)
Receiver D'Andre Goodwin was held out with a tight hamstring, and tailback Chris Polk sat out while still feeling the affects of hit on his leg in the Saturday practice.
The Huskies will be off Tuesday. They'll return Wednesday for spring practice No. 5.