Practice barely lasted an hour – just enough to over a few kickoff return drills, two-minute offense and some scout team stuff on Louisiana State.
None of the players sidelined from practice Wednesday returned (a reminder of that list later in the post).
And nobody got hurt Thursday morning as coach Steve Sarkisian said the players are starting to shift their attention toward the regular season.
"I think they're just excited to get into game-prep mode," the first-year coach said.
Tonight's practice again will be light and short on time. Then it's on to Friday and a "mock game."
The team will go through its regular game-day preparation, from staying at a hotel, to getting dressed to board the bus, to meals, to getting ready in the locker room.
On the first, they'll go through a routine pre-game stretching and drills. Then it's on to kickoff, and play-calling, and even substitution patterns.
"All the things that take place in a game to get our guys in a situation where they feel comfortable doing it the way we want it done," Sarkisian said. "(Friday) will be a pretty full game. Obviously it will be shortened by time. We won't have probably as many plays, but we're going to get through all the facets of the game."
Extra points from Friday morning:
&bull In case you missed it, here is the players who missed practice again. In included tailback Chris Polk (head); tight end Kavario Middleton (hamstring); safeties Jason Wells (right Achilles), Will Shamburger (knee) and David Batts (heel); offensive linemen Skyler Fancher (ankle) and Terence Thomas (foot); receiver Cody Bruns (hamstring); linebacker Matt Houston (arm); cornerback Matt Mosley (knee); and defensive tackle Chris Robinson (knee).
In case you missed it from Thursday, Sarkisian said Wells and Fancher are out for the LSU game, and Houston is doubtful.
&bull Fancher's ankle injury could keep him out an extended time if it requires surgery. Left guard Ben Ossai has already began taking snaps at tackle, just in case, where he played his three previous seasons.
"We're going to be creative," Sarkisian said. "Between Cody (Habben), and Drew (Schaefer), and Ben (Ossai) and Nick Scott, we've got four tackles that can function, so we'll be OK there."
&bull Sarkisian's take on the UW's preseason camp:
"I thought it went well. I was very impressed with our coaches … because the schedules were demanding. We put so much emphasis on the coaches setting the tone for practice. They are the ones who bring the energy first, and the players follow.
"I appreciate your players' willingness to come, day in and day out, regardless of what the outcome was the day before, of a specific drill … to match the intensity of the coaches."
&bull Starting quarterback Jake Locker's practice numbers:
11-on-11 in the fourth period, opposing side of the field: 3-of-5, 60 yards, one touchdown (20-yarder to Devin Aguilar), one interception (by linebacker Cort Dennison).
Two-minute offense: 3-of-4, 30 yards, interception (by safety Greg Walker).
&bull Practice for this afternoon – the last one open to the public – begins at 4:15 p.m., which is a little earlier than the 7 p.m. workouts that the UW has held.
&bull 1,400 tickets remain available for the LSU game.