Job Competition Heats Up At Football Camp
Time is beginning to run out for Huskies still looking to make their case for position battles. While evaluations are still ongoing, the football staff would like to make headway on preparations for the regular season. But as Week 2 begins to wind down, there is still an ample amount of competition in a number of spots.
Running With The Ones
No better chance for an audition than playing time with the starters. This was the opportunity afforded to Anthony Gobern on Wednesday night, and the junior performed up to expectations. Gobern handled himself well in 1-on-1 drills with receivers, and then made some nice plays during 11-on-11s. With Desmond Trufant entrenched at one cornerback position, and Quinton Richardson fighting an ankle injury, this is the time for defensive backs to stand out. For Gobern, this was a reward for playing well throughout fall camp.
Play Of The Night
Justin Glenn with an interception on a deep pass during 11-on-11 action. The junior from Mukilteo, Wash., has been performing well in camp, so much so that Coach Steve Sarkisian said the opportunity is there to win a job at free safety. Sark added that Glenn is finally playing unhindered by the broken ankle that shut down his freshman season in 2009 ... DiAndre Campbell earns runner-up honors for his 77-yard catch-and-run touchdown.
Taking Time For What Matters
Practice on Thursday has been moved to 4:30 p.m. so that Sarkisian and his family can attend the funeral of his mentor and high school football coach Fred Peterson. The long-time Torrance coach was a father figure to Sarkisian, and the Huskies coach wants to pay his respects.
An area Sarkisian is still assessing is the backup tailback situation. Johri Fogerson, Jesse Callier and Bishop Sankey have all played well, and Sarkisian playfully shrugged his shoulders when asked by reporters how that situation plans to shake out. The third-year coach did say Fogerson has improved drastically from a health standpoint, and that both he and Callier will be significant factors in special teams.
Huskies PK Erik Folk chats about what he's been working on in practice in regards to his field goal preparation.
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