The Huskies started practice in shorts on Monday, moved to helmets and shoulder pads on Wednesday, moved to full pads on Friday and began two-a-days Saturday.
Chris Polk, who played slotback in spring, moved to tailback. That's his favored position, an even though there are a lot of talented young tailback candidates on the roster, there's every indication that Polk has the potential to be the true game-changing difference maker. ... Also drawing raves are true freshman receivers Cody Bruns and Jermaine Kearse. ... Coaches also were speaking well of No. 2 quarterback Ronnie Fouch even before Jake Locker went down with a hamstring injury. ... Meanwhile, center Juan Garcia participated in some drills with early indications that his injured foot is progressing ahead of schedule.
Camp opened with the announcement that 2007 leading tackler E.J. Savannah is off the roster due to academic and other issues. And the first week closed with Locker nursing his hamstring injury ... meaning the Huskies ended their first week of camp with what is probably their best offensive player and their best defensive player on the shelf for undetermined periods.
The week ahead
The Huskies will hold two-a-days Monday, Wednesday and Friday, single practices Tuesday and Thursday, and a split squad practice on Saturday. ... Jake Locker's father, Scott, said there is a possibility that his son will return to work before the week is out.