Here's my Sunday coverage from the Saturday practice, dealing mostly with what may be the best unit on the team: the linebackers.
And some Saturday notes:
A crowd estimated at 1,500 turned out to watch the Huskies first Saturday open practice of spring, and also by far the best weather of spring.
"It felt great," coach Steve Sarkisian said. "I've got my shorts on, and my sunglasses... It felt great."
Technically, the offense won the day's scored practice, clinching on a last-play pass from Jake Locker to Jermaine Kearse for the second straight practice. However, after the practice both Sarkisian and Locker said they thought the defense had gotten the better of the offense for most of the day.
Linebacker E.J. Savannah sat out with what is apparently a minor ankle issue.
A few other notes:
Sarkisian said his philosophy isn't necessarily to use a whole pack of running backs as they did at USC, but it said he wants to identify "a couple of guys" who can share the load and perhaps a couple of situational specialists.
Five walk-on players participated today, but Sarkisian said none stood out in his mind on their first day.
The team returns to the practice field at 4 p.m. Monday, wearing full pads for the first time.