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Sam Huard impresses on Day 2 of fall camp

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By Mike Vorel
Seattle Times staff reporter
Sam Huard is a work in progress.

There was plenty of progress on Friday morning.

In UW’s second practice of preseason camp, Huard — a 6-foot-2, 193-pound redshirt freshman and former five-star recruit — took the bulk of the starting reps, as UW continues to split first-team snaps among its three competing quarterbacks. (Junior Michael Penix Jr. was the primary starter on Thursday, while sophomore Dylan Morris took sporadic starting snaps Friday as well.)

Huard made the day’s most glaring mistake, staring down a wide receiver while husky nickelback Dominique Hampton dropped into coverage and nabbed an easy interception.

Huard didn’t hesitate to make up for that mistake.

A play later, the lefty took a shotgun snap and dropped a rainbow along the left sideline for a picturesque 56-yard touchdown to wide receiver Jalen McMillan — who had bolted past cornerback Mishael Powell. Huard added two more majestic touchdowns, serving up a floater that wide receiver Rome Odunze outmuscled corner Jordan Perryman to corral for another 56-yard score, before exposing a secondary that bit hard on play-action to locate wideout Jabez Tinae for a 70-yard catch and run.

In all, it was perhaps Huard’s most complete practice performance since arriving at UW — and a necessary outburst to keep him in the hunt alongside Penix and Morris. UW coach Kalen DeBoer said Thursday that the three quarterbacks will receive equal reps at least through the team’s first scrimmage on Aug. 13.

Ultimately, the quarterback who best minimizes mistakes may start against Kent State on Sept. 3. Huard certainly didn’t let one such mistake submarine his first-team opportunity on Friday morning.

Strong showings for ZTF and Fabiculanan
Junior edge Zion Tupuola-Fetui flashed on Friday, recording a sack of Penix while blowing clean past starting right tackle Roger Rosengarten on a separate play.

While Bralen Trice and Jeremiah Martin again took most of the first-team reps on the edge, “ZTF” also took some snaps with the starters in place of Trice. Through April and into August, it has appeared edge coach Eric Schmidt believes Trice and Martin to be the assumed starters — though both DeBoer and co-defensive coordinator Chuck Morrell name-dropped Trice, Martin and Tupuola-Fetui as prominent playmakers at that position. It seems the staff generally considers Martin a physical and consistent run-stopper and “ZTF” an elite pass-rusher, while Trice may present the most complete combination of the two.

Regardless of who starts, expect those three to play heavily come September — with sophomore Sav’ell Smalls and redshirt freshman Maurice Heims duking it out for remaining reps.

As for the “husky” hybrid nickelback spot, Hampton continues to be the assumed starter — but Kamren Fabiculanan impressed Friday as well. The sophomore from Camarillo, Calif., jumped an out route to intercept Penix and later added a sack and a leaping pass breakup against tight end Quentin Moore.

The 6-1, 191-pound husky has repeatedly showcased significant ball skills. He’ll need to show he can stop the run to close the gap with Hampton.

Extra points
Redshirt freshman cornerback Davon Banks snared an interception for the second consecutive practice, securing an easy pick after freshman wide receiver Denzel Boston fell down in a one-on-one drill. After he surprised the coaching staff with his play last spring, it’ll be interesting to see if Banks can push Powell or Perryman for a starting spot at corner this fall.
Virginia transfer running back Wayne Taulapapa was the primary starter for a second consecutive practice, while Will Nixon and Cameron Davis worked in with the second team.
Graduate transfer linebacker Cam Bright picked up a sack on a blitz Friday, while linebacker Kris Moll and cornerback Elijah Jackson shared a sack as well.
UW is trying out a combination of safety tandems — with Asa Turner, Cameron Williams and Alex Cook rotating with the starters Friday. Julius Irvin and Vince Nunley also worked with the second team. Cook made the play of the day from that position, muscling through a block to blow up a screen pass to tight end Devin Culp … before flexing in Culp’s face for good measure.
Junior defensive lineman Tuli Letuligasenoa bullied his way into the backfield to corral Taulapapa for a tackle for loss, earning a celebratory shove from co-defensive coordinator William Inge.
Redshirt freshman running back Sam Adams II made a memorable play Friday, taking a swing pass from Huard for a long gain after linebacker Carson Bruener attempted a diving interception but missed the ball entirely instead.
Penix wasn’t quite as sharp on Friday as the day prior, but the Indiana transfer did drop in a perfect pass down the seam to Culp for a significant gain in a 7-on-7 drill.
Freshman tight end Ryan Otton sat out Friday’s practice with a possible injury.
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  • KidsInCagesDawgKidsInCagesDawg Member Posts: 244
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    MelloDawg said:



    By Mike Vorel
    Seattle Times staff reporter
    Sam Huard is a work in progress.

    There was plenty of progress on Friday morning.

    In UW’s second practice of preseason camp, Huard — a 6-foot-2, 193-pound redshirt freshman and former five-star recruit — took the bulk of the starting reps, as UW continues to split first-team snaps among its three competing quarterbacks. (Junior Michael Penix Jr. was the primary starter on Thursday, while sophomore Dylan Morris took sporadic starting snaps Friday as well.)

    Huard made the day’s most glaring mistake, staring down a wide receiver while husky nickelback Dominique Hampton dropped into coverage and nabbed an easy interception.

    Huard didn’t hesitate to make up for that mistake.

    A play later, the lefty took a shotgun snap and dropped a rainbow along the left sideline for a picturesque 56-yard touchdown to wide receiver Jalen McMillan — who had bolted past cornerback Mishael Powell. Huard added two more majestic touchdowns, serving up a floater that wide receiver Rome Odunze outmuscled corner Jordan Perryman to corral for another 56-yard score, before exposing a secondary that bit hard on play-action to locate wideout Jabez Tinae for a 70-yard catch and run.

    In all, it was perhaps Huard’s most complete practice performance since arriving at UW — and a necessary outburst to keep him in the hunt alongside Penix and Morris. UW coach Kalen DeBoer said Thursday that the three quarterbacks will receive equal reps at least through the team’s first scrimmage on Aug. 13.

    Ultimately, the quarterback who best minimizes mistakes may start against Kent State on Sept. 3. Huard certainly didn’t let one such mistake submarine his first-team opportunity on Friday morning.

    Strong showings for ZTF and Fabiculanan
    Junior edge Zion Tupuola-Fetui flashed on Friday, recording a sack of Penix while blowing clean past starting right tackle Roger Rosengarten on a separate play.

    While Bralen Trice and Jeremiah Martin again took most of the first-team reps on the edge, “ZTF” also took some snaps with the starters in place of Trice. Through April and into August, it has appeared edge coach Eric Schmidt believes Trice and Martin to be the assumed starters — though both DeBoer and co-defensive coordinator Chuck Morrell name-dropped Trice, Martin and Tupuola-Fetui as prominent playmakers at that position. It seems the staff generally considers Martin a physical and consistent run-stopper and “ZTF” an elite pass-rusher, while Trice may present the most complete combination of the two.

    Regardless of who starts, expect those three to play heavily come September — with sophomore Sav’ell Smalls and redshirt freshman Maurice Heims duking it out for remaining reps.

    As for the “husky” hybrid nickelback spot, Hampton continues to be the assumed starter — but Kamren Fabiculanan impressed Friday as well. The sophomore from Camarillo, Calif., jumped an out route to intercept Penix and later added a sack and a leaping pass breakup against tight end Quentin Moore.

    The 6-1, 191-pound husky has repeatedly showcased significant ball skills. He’ll need to show he can stop the run to close the gap with Hampton.

    Extra points
    Redshirt freshman cornerback Davon Banks snared an interception for the second consecutive practice, securing an easy pick after freshman wide receiver Denzel Boston fell down in a one-on-one drill. After he surprised the coaching staff with his play last spring, it’ll be interesting to see if Banks can push Powell or Perryman for a starting spot at corner this fall.
    Virginia transfer running back Wayne Taulapapa was the primary starter for a second consecutive practice, while Will Nixon and Cameron Davis worked in with the second team.
    Graduate transfer linebacker Cam Bright picked up a sack on a blitz Friday, while linebacker Kris Moll and cornerback Elijah Jackson shared a sack as well.
    UW is trying out a combination of safety tandems — with Asa Turner, Cameron Williams and Alex Cook rotating with the starters Friday. Julius Irvin and Vince Nunley also worked with the second team. Cook made the play of the day from that position, muscling through a block to blow up a screen pass to tight end Devin Culp … before flexing in Culp’s face for good measure.
    Junior defensive lineman Tuli Letuligasenoa bullied his way into the backfield to corral Taulapapa for a tackle for loss, earning a celebratory shove from co-defensive coordinator William Inge.
    Redshirt freshman running back Sam Adams II made a memorable play Friday, taking a swing pass from Huard for a long gain after linebacker Carson Bruener attempted a diving interception but missed the ball entirely instead.
    Penix wasn’t quite as sharp on Friday as the day prior, but the Indiana transfer did drop in a perfect pass down the seam to Culp for a significant gain in a 7-on-7 drill.
    Freshman tight end Ryan Otton sat out Friday’s practice with a possible injury.

    Looks like he’s been working on his flexibility based on that picture.
    I'm sure your imagination is running wild
    pawz
  • LawDawg1LawDawg1 Member Posts: 1,910
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    MelloDawg said:



    By Mike Vorel
    Seattle Times staff reporter
    Sam Huard is a work in progress.

    There was plenty of progress on Friday morning.

    In UW’s second practice of preseason camp, Huard — a 6-foot-2, 193-pound redshirt freshman and former five-star recruit — took the bulk of the starting reps, as UW continues to split first-team snaps among its three competing quarterbacks. (Junior Michael Penix Jr. was the primary starter on Thursday, while sophomore Dylan Morris took sporadic starting snaps Friday as well.)

    Huard made the day’s most glaring mistake, staring down a wide receiver while husky nickelback Dominique Hampton dropped into coverage and nabbed an easy interception.

    Huard didn’t hesitate to make up for that mistake.

    A play later, the lefty took a shotgun snap and dropped a rainbow along the left sideline for a picturesque 56-yard touchdown to wide receiver Jalen McMillan — who had bolted past cornerback Mishael Powell. Huard added two more majestic touchdowns, serving up a floater that wide receiver Rome Odunze outmuscled corner Jordan Perryman to corral for another 56-yard score, before exposing a secondary that bit hard on play-action to locate wideout Jabez Tinae for a 70-yard catch and run.

    In all, it was perhaps Huard’s most complete practice performance since arriving at UW — and a necessary outburst to keep him in the hunt alongside Penix and Morris. UW coach Kalen DeBoer said Thursday that the three quarterbacks will receive equal reps at least through the team’s first scrimmage on Aug. 13.

    Ultimately, the quarterback who best minimizes mistakes may start against Kent State on Sept. 3. Huard certainly didn’t let one such mistake submarine his first-team opportunity on Friday morning.

    Strong showings for ZTF and Fabiculanan
    Junior edge Zion Tupuola-Fetui flashed on Friday, recording a sack of Penix while blowing clean past starting right tackle Roger Rosengarten on a separate play.

    While Bralen Trice and Jeremiah Martin again took most of the first-team reps on the edge, “ZTF” also took some snaps with the starters in place of Trice. Through April and into August, it has appeared edge coach Eric Schmidt believes Trice and Martin to be the assumed starters — though both DeBoer and co-defensive coordinator Chuck Morrell name-dropped Trice, Martin and Tupuola-Fetui as prominent playmakers at that position. It seems the staff generally considers Martin a physical and consistent run-stopper and “ZTF” an elite pass-rusher, while Trice may present the most complete combination of the two.

    Regardless of who starts, expect those three to play heavily come September — with sophomore Sav’ell Smalls and redshirt freshman Maurice Heims duking it out for remaining reps.

    As for the “husky” hybrid nickelback spot, Hampton continues to be the assumed starter — but Kamren Fabiculanan impressed Friday as well. The sophomore from Camarillo, Calif., jumped an out route to intercept Penix and later added a sack and a leaping pass breakup against tight end Quentin Moore.

    The 6-1, 191-pound husky has repeatedly showcased significant ball skills. He’ll need to show he can stop the run to close the gap with Hampton.

    Extra points
    Redshirt freshman cornerback Davon Banks snared an interception for the second consecutive practice, securing an easy pick after freshman wide receiver Denzel Boston fell down in a one-on-one drill. After he surprised the coaching staff with his play last spring, it’ll be interesting to see if Banks can push Powell or Perryman for a starting spot at corner this fall.
    Virginia transfer running back Wayne Taulapapa was the primary starter for a second consecutive practice, while Will Nixon and Cameron Davis worked in with the second team.
    Graduate transfer linebacker Cam Bright picked up a sack on a blitz Friday, while linebacker Kris Moll and cornerback Elijah Jackson shared a sack as well.
    UW is trying out a combination of safety tandems — with Asa Turner, Cameron Williams and Alex Cook rotating with the starters Friday. Julius Irvin and Vince Nunley also worked with the second team. Cook made the play of the day from that position, muscling through a block to blow up a screen pass to tight end Devin Culp … before flexing in Culp’s face for good measure.
    Junior defensive lineman Tuli Letuligasenoa bullied his way into the backfield to corral Taulapapa for a tackle for loss, earning a celebratory shove from co-defensive coordinator William Inge.
    Redshirt freshman running back Sam Adams II made a memorable play Friday, taking a swing pass from Huard for a long gain after linebacker Carson Bruener attempted a diving interception but missed the ball entirely instead.
    Penix wasn’t quite as sharp on Friday as the day prior, but the Indiana transfer did drop in a perfect pass down the seam to Culp for a significant gain in a 7-on-7 drill.
    Freshman tight end Ryan Otton sat out Friday’s practice with a possible injury.

    Looks like he’s been working on his flexibility based on that picture.
    Damn. This wasn’t visible on the thread when I posted. Still looking for an adult friend I guess.
  • BroadcastingDawgBroadcastingDawg Member Posts: 776
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    https://youtube.com/clip/UgkxANaalkzTBKBfuUFJftdwCfYqTLg7OFBt

    Anyone want to explain to me why Morris still gets any snaps?
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  • whatshouldicareaboutwhatshouldicareabout Member Posts: 9,920
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    https://youtube.com/clip/UgkxANaalkzTBKBfuUFJftdwCfYqTLg7OFBt

    Anyone want to explain to me why Morris still gets any snaps?

    We'll need a backup after Penix gets hurt
  • bananasnblondesbananasnblondes Member Posts: 13,246
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    Sounds like Morris is the guy in practice 3.

    Reading the reports, Penix has looked really bad in the last 2 practices.

    We're fucked
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    I’d like to see Morris with a competent OC and QB coach. I’m not convinced he’s totally worthless, though I do think the stench of JohnDon is gonna be tough to overcome.
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  • DerekJohnsonDerekJohnson Administrator, Swaye's Wigwam Posts: 46,807
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    Sounds like Morris is the guy in practice 3.

    Reading the reports, Penix has looked really bad in the last 2 practices.

    We're fucked

    Good thing I made that 4-8 prediction
  • RoadDawg55RoadDawg55 Member Posts: 29,502
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    Sounds like Morris is the guy in practice 3.

    Reading the reports, Penix has looked really bad in the last 2 practices.

    We're fucked

    ZTF, Trice, and Martin are gonna ball out. As long as we stop the run and aren’t soft, we are going to be good on defense.
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  • HairyBallsDawgHairyBallsDawg Member Posts: 604
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    Anyone want to explain to me why Morris still gets any snaps?

    I suspect explaining it to you wouldn't help you understand sports any better than you currently do.
  • AtomicDawgAtomicDawg Member Posts: 5,168
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    https://youtube.com/clip/UgkxANaalkzTBKBfuUFJftdwCfYqTLg7OFBt

    Anyone want to explain to me why Morris still gets any snaps?

    Because the other quarterbacks have yet to outplay him. Which tells me the staff doesn’t like any of the quarterbacks.
  • BroadcastingDawgBroadcastingDawg Member Posts: 776
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    Anyone want to explain to me why Morris still gets any snaps?

    I suspect explaining it to you wouldn't help you understand sports any better than you currently do.
    When a QB can't hit a 5 yard check down through a clear lane to a running back and torpedoes the ball at the guy's feet... and has done so for multiple years...

    It's time to hang it up.

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  • BroadcastingDawgBroadcastingDawg Member Posts: 776
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    Anyway...

    I like Huard.

    Kid played one game as a true freshman under one of the worst offenses ever designed just after the team's head coach got fired.

    Under the type of offense I've seen Indiana and Fresno play... his skill set has to be a shoe in and it sounds like he's doing well.

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    Anyway...

    I like Huard.

    Kid played one game as a true freshman under one of the worst offenses ever designed just after the team's head coach got fired.

    Under the type of offense I've seen Indiana and Fresno play... his skill set has to be a shoe in and it sounds like he's doing well.

    It's him or Penix, but looking down receivers is unacceptable to this staff.
  • DerekJohnsonDerekJohnson Administrator, Swaye's Wigwam Posts: 46,807
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    Anyway...

    I like Huard.

    Kid played one game as a true freshman under one of the worst offenses ever designed just after the team's head coach got fired.

    Under the type of offense I've seen Indiana and Fresno play... his skill set has to be a shoe in and it sounds like he's doing well.

    You allow that excuse for Huard but not for Morris?
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  • BroadcastingDawgBroadcastingDawg Member Posts: 776
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    edited August 7

    Anyway...

    I like Huard.

    Kid played one game as a true freshman under one of the worst offenses ever designed just after the team's head coach got fired.

    Under the type of offense I've seen Indiana and Fresno play... his skill set has to be a shoe in and it sounds like he's doing well.

    You allow that excuse for Huard but not for Morris?
    Which QB has played in 15 games?

    We know what Morris is... he's inaccurate, can't hit easy passes right in front of him, throws the ball at one height and pace, has no pocket presence, panics under any pressure... and he's proved it time and again. <- I said the exact same thing before last year... and I was right.

    All we know about Huard is an Apple Cup under shitty circumstances. But he needs his chance to take his lumps and improve. Morris had his.

    RaceBannonNeGgaPlEaSe
  • whatshouldicareaboutwhatshouldicareabout Member Posts: 9,920
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    Sounds like Morris is the guy in practice 3.

    Reading the reports, Penix has looked really bad in the last 2 practices.

    We're fucked

    Did he get injured already?
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