The rain held off at Husky Stadium on Wednesday morning -- though it wasn't exactly warm -- for the Huskies' second practice of the spring. As always, here's a recap of what we saw.
--- First, the personnel stuff, which is unchanged from Monday. There are still three players in yellow jerseys (S Brandon Beaver, CB Brandon Lewis and LB Travis Feeney), and a handful of other players who are not participating due to injury (WR John Ross III, S Kevin King, S Trevor Walker, LB Keishawn Bierria, CB Jermaine Kelly, OL Coleman Shelton). RB Deontae Cooper and CB Naijiel Hale are still absent.
--- When the first-team offense and first-team defense took the field for the first 11-on-11 period of the day, the offensive line was as follows: LT Jake Eldrenkamp, LG Dane Crane, C Siosifa Tufunga, RG Shane Brostek, RT Andrew Kirkland. Dexter Charles was present for early drills, but left soon after.
And this is who lined up defensively: DL Will Dissly, DL Elijah Qualls, DL Taniela Tupou, BUCK Psalm Wooching, LB Scott Lawyer, LB Azeem Victor, LB Cory Littleton, CB Sidney Jones, S Budda Baker, S Brian Clay, CB Darren Gardenhire.
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Again, there was a lot of shuffling and mixing of personnel groups, so lots of other players took reps with guys who are listed above. Not a whole lot to read into at this point when it comes to which players take the field at which times.
--- The defense again forced enough turnovers (four) to force the offense to run a gasser at the end of practice.
The first of those takeaways came when Sidney Jones stepped in front of a pass from quarterback K.J. Carta-Samuels during his first throw of a 1-on-1 period. Jones nearly intercepted Carta-Samuels again during 7-on-7 when a pass to the far sideline took a little too long to get to its target.
Carta-Samuels was also intercepted by Gardenhire earlier in that same 7-on-7 drill.
--- The third interception of the day was by redshirt freshman LB Jake Wambaugh, who also picked off a pass on Monday. This time, Wambaugh made a perfect read on a screen pass by quarterback Jake Browning, stepping in front of the softly-thrown ball, snagging it in stride, then returning it for what would have been a touchdown. (Redshirt freshman tight end Drew Sample, who was not on the field on that play, actually came off the sidelines to chase Wambaugh down and push him out of bounds before he could actually cross the goal line, but I wouldn't look for that to happen in a live setting.)
Sample, by the way, had a GoPro camera strapped to his helmet early in practice.
--- There was also a fumble recovery by CB Brandon Lewis, who came out of the pile with the ball after WR Taelon Parson caught a pass from Browning and then lost it.
--- Speaking of Browning, he looked fairly sharp today, aside from the interception he threw to Wambaugh during the final 11-on-11 period. On the second play of that series, he lofted a well-thrown ball up the right sideline to sophomore WR Brayden Lenius, who laid out to haul it in as he tumbled to the ground. Jones had tight coverage -- he was actually flagged for pass interference on the play -- which made the catch that much more impressive.
Browning also made a nice throw to Lenius on a deep ball up the right sideline during a 7-on-7 period just before that, with Lenius making a nice move at the line of scrimmage to beat the coverage of Gardenhire. And he had another good-looking deep throw to Lenius that was just a touch too long and fell incomplete.
Freshman LB Kyler Manu "sacked" Browning on a clean edge rush on that same series. Manu and Browning are the only two early enrollees on the roster from the 2015 signing class.
--- Carta-Samuels and QB Jeff Lindquist each had a so-so day. No real glaring errors for Lindquist, though he missed a few throws here and there. Carta-Samuels obviously had the two interceptions, but also connected on a nice throw to Marvin Hall for a 40-yard touchdown during his final 11-on-11 series, and kept that drive alive earlier with completions to WR Max Richmond and Lenius. He was the only quarterback to lead a scoring drive during the final 11-on-11 period.
--- UW signees Benning Potoa'e and Jusstis Warren watched practice from the sidelines. Former Huskies LB John Timu stopped by, too, as he did on Monday.
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