Editor's note: Columnist Dave Boling filed stuff from the morning practice, and Everett Herald reporter Scott Johnson (and special thanks to Seattle Times' Bob Condotta as well) gave up some tidbits from the night session as I prepare to undertake the colossal task of covering next week's U.S. Amateur at Chambers Bay.
I will attend the Saturday practice, however:
The day before the scrimmage, UW coach Steve Sarkisian reiterated one point he's been harping on all week.
Improved special teams.
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Extra time in that phase has been used for kickoffs and punt returns – and blocking on both teams.
The scrimmage Saturday is at 3 p.m.
• Friday morning’s practice was a quick-tempo, hour-long affair without pads.
• Cornerback Quinton Richardson was held out of practice because of illness.
• Tackle Senio Kelemete (ankle) and receiver James Johnson (ankle) are doubtful for the scrimmage.
• Safety Taz Stephenson (shoulder) is another who may be held out.
• Richardson and Johnson did participate fully in the night practice Friday.
• Defensive end Kalani Aldrich (knee), whose work has been limited, was out for night workouts. He did have an elbow brace on.
• Only one new guy was sidelined for night work – linebacker Brandon Huppert (leg).
• Placekicker Erik Folk went 5-for-5 on field goals during the night sessions, including kicks of 58 and 52 yards.
• Backup quarterback Keith Polk continues to have an impressive stretch during fall camp. On a team drive at the end of the night workout, he was 3-for-3 with the second unit with two nice run. He had a pump-and-go completion to Jordan Polk for 25 yards.
• Jake Locker was 3-for-4 with two nice throws to Devin Aguilar, but the first-string offense did not get in for a touchdown.
• Michale Hartvigson, the true freshman tight end, did see action with the No. 1 offense, and caught a pass from Locker.
• Gregory Christine worked some at No. 1 center, with Drew Schaefer moving out to tackle in place of injured Senio Kelemete (ankle).