Aug. 13, 2004
Seattle - The Washington football team completed its second practice of the year Friday afternoon at Husky Stadium in sunny 82-degree temperatures. Washington will have three more non-pad practices before starting two-a-day workouts next Tuesday. Michael Book, a standout placekicker at Liberty High School in Bellevue had his first practice today. He transferred from Bellevue Community College after graduating from high school in 2003. Patrick McKillop also joined the squad. He was a linebacker for Tacoma's Bellarmine Prep. Saturday the Huskies will practice at 10 a.m. and then return to the field for the team's annual Picture Day that runs from 1:30 to 3:30. The event is free to fans and includes complimentary refreshments. Schedules posters and schedule cards will also be available. Copies of the Washington Football Media Guide ($13) and the new book "Husky Stadium: Great Games and Golden Moments" will be offered for $45. KJR-AM, the flagship station for UW football, will broadcast live starting at noon. Husky coach Keith Gilbertson took time following practice to offer his condolences to the family of Oregon freshman Terrance Kelly who was shot to death in Richmond, Calif., while in his car outside of his brother's home Thursday evening. "We all want to express our remorse to Terrance's family and to everyone at Oregon," Gilbertson said. "We are really saddened and feel terrible about what happened. It's heartbreaking. Gilbertson said Washington expressed an interest in the star linebacker from De La Salle High School during the recruiting period, but that he never made a campus visit to Seattle. Gilbertson was happy with his team's effort Friday afternoon. "I was pleased with the tempo and the amount of repetitions we got in today," he said. "But it was in no pads and anybody can look good in no pads." Gilbertson took note of the impressive class of freshman linemen finding their way at Washington. "It might be the most powerful group of freshmen linemen I've been around," said Gilbertson, a former offensive line coach at Washington. "It's a real good group of line of scrimmage people." While Washington still awaits the proper clearances to allow freshmen linemen Casey Bulyca (Woodinville, Wash.) and Jasper Henry (Los Angeles) to begin practice, the team added two walkons to its preseason roster today. New Husky athletic director Todd Turner watched his first Husky practice today. He was joined on the sidelines by former assistant coach Dick Baird.