The University of Washington football team's first day of full pads and hitting went off without any major, or even minor, injuries.
Here are some notes from the fifth day of camp:
-- Head coach Steve Sarkisian said quarterback Jake Locker had his best practice of the five-day-old season. Locker completed 10 of 12 passes in the team portion of practice. He also threw a 25-yard touchdown pass to Jermaine Kearse. Backup quarterbacks Keith Price (6-for-10) and Nick Montana (8-for-11) also fared well.
"This was probably our best day of throwing the ball down the field, making plays," Sarkisian said. "I thought this was probably Jake's best day. Still a couple throws here and there he’d love to have back."-- Freshman running back Jesse Callier ripped off two long runs down the right sideline and earned praise from Sarkisian.
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"He had a great practice," Sarkisian said of Callier. "If you wanted to give an MVP to somebody today it was probably 24 (Callier). Great practice running the football and the subtleties that sometimes can get missed, I thought he pass protected extremely well today and did a couple things, just getting out in space and making people miss, real well."
Sarkisian was also impressed by the play of senior guard Ryan Tolar.
"I thought Ryan Tolar showed his grit today," he said. "He’s kind of the cagey veteran, senior offensive lineman. A little bit nasty."
-- Starting safety Nate Williams and tailback Chris Polk were given the day off by Sarkisian. Sarkisian said he will give "veteran-type guys" days off throughout the season to keep them fresh and to let younger plays work with the first string.
-- Offensive lineman Ben Riva sat out practice because he wasn't feeling well, Sarkisian said.
-- Sarkisian also made a plea to fans that attend practice to stop posting on the Internet what they have seen or he will close practice to the public. He specified that any details about drills, players and the interaction between players and coaches are off-limits.