Aug. 23, 2004
Seattle - The Washington football team went through a crisp two-hour practice Monday afternoon at Husky Stadium as conditions quickly changed from sunny skies to overcast conditions. The team practiced without pads during the session. "I thought we got a lot done today," said Husky coach Keith Gilbertson after his team went through a 150-play scrimmage Sunday. " It wasn't a padded day on our schedule anyway." After reviewing video of Sunday's scrimmage Gilbertson remained positive regarding the team's play. He felt the offense had the upper hand during the scrimmage, but the defense responded with its best effort late. As for a timetable of naming the starting quarterback, Gilbertson joked with reporters that that may not take place until just prior to the season opener against Fresno State on Sept. 5 "I might come down the tunnel two weeks from yesterday and say, 'Okay, you're the guy, go get 'em,'" Gilbertson quipped. "Each quarterback had his moments when I thought they really looked good. There were some things I thought didn't." After watching the tape Gilbertson stayed with his initial assessment that both junior Casey Paus and sophomore Isaiah Stanback played better Sunday than redshirt freshman Carl Bonnell. "I thought Casey and Isaiah both graded better than Carl," Gilbertson said. "I'm not ready to name a starter yet." The Huskies are scheduled to practice twice Tuesday. The team will go at 9:50 and 3:15. Wednesday the team will only go in the afternoon. The team's practices are now closed to the public. It is scheduled to have its annual luncheon with Seattle's 101 Club in the Don James Center.