The Huskies have started Fall Camp! Thank goodness because I can’t take any more talk of what ASJ’s suspension should be. July is slowly becoming my least favorite sports month. July is Mariners impending doom and endless speculation about dumb things. Let me start over.
The Huskies have started Fall Camp! On Monday, Steve Sarkisian had his annual ‘opening of the season’ press conference. That was followed by, what has been, two practices. There are no two-a-days this year, but the Huskies will practice every day aside from Sunday for the next few weeks.
There hasn’t been a ton of news, as the team isn’t even in full pads yet, but I’m going to try to recap the noteworthy information using bullet holes and then write some anagrams about the team after the jump. Bullet holes!
- Austin Seferian-Jenkins may or may not be suspended for the first game. Same with Kasen Williams. We won’t know until the first game and there is nothing wrong with that, at all. I don’t know why so many people care about punishing college kids.
- There were a few position changes announced yesterday. Evan Hudson, who was a backup tight-end, is being tried out on the defensive line. He’s a big and long guy, so there is a feeling that this might work. Hudson played defensive end at Bothell and is being tried out at that position. While he’s working as an end, from what I’ve read, he is on the inside of the rush end. So, it’s almost a variation of defensive end and tackle. Derrick Brown is being switched from quarterback to H-back. Many quarterback have gone through this change and come out successful so this seems to be worth a try. He was blocked at the quarterback position.
- There was also a position change along the offensive line, although we don’t know if it will stick. Ben Riva and Micah Hatchie have flipped tackle positions. Riva is now at left tackle and Hatchie at right. The coaches have raved about Riva this off-season, so it would make sense to try him out at the most important line position.
- John Ross, a freshman wideout, has been the guy who has raised the most eyebrows over the last few days. He is a smaller guy but may have the best speed on the team.
- Erik Kohler is the only guy that has been missing from practice and Sark said he has a foot injury. He has had an injury plagued career and it’s hard not to wonder if this is the end. I hope not. Shane Brostek, another offensive lineman, was in a walking boot today after practicing all day yesterday. We don’t know the severity of the injury. Otherwise, injuries have been quiet thus far. After the terrible injury bug last year, let’s hope we aren’t bitten again.
- As a closing thought for the first two days, it really seems like this team has an attitude about it. There isn’t much joking around in the interviews, Sark seems to have an attitude, and the goal is a championship. The whole team is united and seems to be taking on their coach’s persona in the first two days. They are tired of thinking of the terrible losses that closed out last year. If they embody this edge and attitude they will be a team to watch this year. The problem is they haven’t consistently done that yet. Here’s to hoping that they do.