He might not have read it in a newspaper, or on one of the many University of Washington fan Websites, but receiver D'Andre Goodwin was plenty aware of the message coach Steve Sarkisian delivered last week.
After the morning practice Saturday, Sarkisian singled out four receivers – sophomores Devin Aguilar, Jordan Polk and Jermaine Kearse, and true freshman James Johnson – as having made significant progress so far in the week-long fall camp.
Goodwin? Lagging behind.
And this is the Huskies' leader receiver from 2008 (60 catches, 692 yards, touchdown) – by a 3-to-1 ratio – Sarkisian was referring to as needing to boost his contributions.
The junior from Pacoima, Calif. might be starting to come on. He opened 7-on-7 drills Monday morning by hauling in a 30-yard catch from Jake Locker, then later a 14-yarder.
"First few practices, it was more mental. I came back from a hamstring injury (in spring). You fear hurting it again," Goodwin said. "Now, I'm done with the mental thing. I'm 100 percent."
Other Monday morning news:
&bull Sarkisian declared the offense the winner in the two-minute offense and 7-on-7 action, noting that Locker looked sharp, Aguilar was a presence in the two-minute drills and the offensive line protected Locker well.
For the record, Locker went 8-of-11 for 139 yards in the 7-on-7 drills with no scores, and 6-of-11 for 97 yards in the two-minute action, leading the first-string offense to a pair of Erik Folk field goals (18, 27).
&bull Receiver James Johnson (shoulder), who got hurt during Saturday night workouts, went through stretching, receiver-blocking, kickoff-coverage and pass-catching drills, but did not take part in any of the simulated scrimmage action.
&bull Linebacker E.J. Savannah (hand) was fitted with a cast over the weekend, too, that has engulfed his left arm. Sarkisian noted it was a small break of a bone at the top of his hand. He participated fully Monday.
&bull Others who didn't practice fully or at all included cornerback Justin Glenn (hip pointer/limited), linebacker Cort Dennison (shoulder stinger/limited, who has been moved inside; and fullbacks Paul Homer (hamstring/no practice) and Tobias Togi (no practice).
Vonzell McDowell Jr. and the emerging Adam Long picked up time with the No. 1 defense in Glenn's absence.
&bull Wilson High's Desmond Trufant was not at practice Monday, likely because the incoming freshman from Tacoma is close to finishing up a core-course requirement so he can become eligible.
"What I'm hearing is he's getting close to getting this thing done – hopefully sooner rather than later, we'd love to have him out here," Sarkisian said.
&bull Music was not blaring from the sideline speakers Monday. That doesn't mean there wasn't a musical distraction. The drum line of the Husky marching band rehearsed by the Dempsey Center throughout practice – and quite loudly, in fact.