Thanks to my pal, Scott Johnson of the Everett Herald, to pass along these notes from practice Thursday … so I can go support my girlfriend in her final night of bowling in a league:
• Teams for the spring game ("Friday Night Lights") will be divided up as such – the No. 1 offense will be teamed with the No. 2 defense, and the No. 1 defense will be grouped with the No. 2 offense.
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The first-string units will face each other, followed by the No. 2s.
UW coach Steve Sarkisian said quarterback Jake Locker will see limited action with the No. 1 offense, along with Keith Price. Nick Montana will direct the No. 2 offense.
• Receiver Jermaine Kearse (right foot), who stayed down late in practice Tuesday after a long pass play, with miss the spring game. Sarkisian said Kearse suffered a sprain.
Others out include the usual: DE Kalani Aldrich (knee), DT Everrette Thompson (foot), WR D'Andre Goodwin (hamstring), S Greg Walker (elbow), RB Jesse Callier (knee), RB Chris Polk (shoulder), OT Cody Habben (shoulder), CB Desmond Trufant (groin) and S Victor Aiyewa (shoulder).
• No surprise, running back Brandon Yakaboski, who played two games in 2008 before suffering a serious knee injury, called it a career. He is no longer with the team, but remains in school.
• In light of the injury situation, the starting receiving corps Friday will be Devin Aguilar, James Johnson and Cody Bruns.
The starting offensive line will be Senio Kelemete at left tackle, Ryan Tolar at left guard, Drew Schaefer at center, Mykenna Ikehara at right guard and Daniel Kanczugowski at right tackle.
• An update on incoming freshman Sean Parker, from Narbonne High (Calif.): UW defensive coordinator Nick Holt said the teenager will come in as a strong safety and back up Nate Williams immediately. Will Shamburger and Nate Fellner are in competition for the top free safety spot.
• Offensive line coach Dan Cozzetto and Holt will be designated the head coaches for the spring game Friday.