Aug. 20, 2007
SEATTLE - The Husky football team opened its third week of the fall practice season Monday with its next-to-last day of two-a-day practices. The Huskies worked out Monday morning in Husky Stadium, with practice starting just after the rain ended.
Sunday was primarily a day off for the team after Saturday's open practice and scrimmage.
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Coach Tyrone Willingham, in meeting with the press midday Monday, didn't offer much more in terms of his opinion on Saturday's performance.
"I thought there were a lot of good things to build on," he said, "things that seemed very exciting, I hope, to those who watched it.
"I thought our offense had a few too many penalties, too many holdings," he added. "You can't have plays of that nature because they stop drives. We don't want to play from third-and-long."
As for Monday, Willingham said the morning session was, somewhat predictably, not at the highest level.
"This morning was sluggish, which is about what I anticipate coming after a break," the coach said. "Sunday was kind of a relaxing day for us, a day we take to build the communication between the team. So it was kind of sluggish. You would like it not to be."
Willingham reported that senior wide receiver Anthony Russo, who broke a pinky finger early in the fall season, was practicing but wearing a red jersey, indicating that he shouldn't be hit by defenders. Willingham also reported that Wilson Afoa, Donald Butler and Caeser Rayford - all of whom missed out on the scrimmage - were "fairly active" in practice this morning.
Finally, Willingham noted that this is the week that he and his coaching staff will try to nail down the depth chart, making decisions on who will start and who will figure into the rotation.
After a second practice Monday afternoon, the Huskies have just one practice Tuesday and then the final two-a-day on Wednesday. Thursday would be considered the unofficial last day of camp.