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Washington Huskies 2012 football camp observations and analysis

Almost ready for kickoff

With the first game just a mere 10 days away, it’s time to take a look at what is going on in the Washington Huskies preseason camp.

One thing is for sure, as the Huskies get ready to take over CenturyLink Field, the Clink is going to be one busy place this fall.

Back up QB

We all know who the starting quarterback will be this year, but what about his backup?

The Huskies are forced to make a decision based on no snaps in a NCAA game.

This could be a hard one to justify, but whoever is the man in practice will most likely get the nod to be number two on the depth chart.

It’s a race between five guys, all freshmen.

Red shirt Derrick Brown, two true freshmen; Cyler Miles, and Jeff Lindquist, and two walk-ons; Thomas Vincent, and Erik Wilson.

As it looks at this moment, the race has been boiled down to just two guys, Brown, and Miles.

It looks like they are neck and neck, and coach Sark says he won’t divulge who the leader is.

We will most likely have to wait and see on September 1st who the winner is.

Coach Sark keeping cards up his sleeve

Running back

The replacement for Chris Polk is still undecided too.

But the three man race was cut to two after Deontae Cooper tore his ACL for the 3rd time in his Huskies career.

Cooper will miss the entire 2012 season according to coach Sark.

This leaves Jesse Callier, and Bishop Sankey as the two candidates for starting RB for the Huskies.

In another race that isn’t for the public’s ears, it does seem that Jesse Callier would qualify for the starting position, since he has had some success in the Pac-12 at this position.

But I wouldn’t count anything out, especially Bishop Sankey. 4 start recruits don’t sit on the bench, they demand the ball and the spotlight.

Look for possibly the two man race to remain ongoing throughout the season.

Tight ship

Just when you thought it was safe to be a college kid, think again.

Not under Steve Sarkisian’s watch that is.

Both Willis Wilson, and Josh Perkins were released from the team last week for violating team rules.

Note: They were re-instated 24 hours later.

“We gathered some more information on the situation and it felt like the right thing to do,” Sarkisian said.

The loss of Wilson, sophomore RB, would have been a blow especially now that Cooper will miss the season with injury.

Wilson was the lone RB on the second team, awaiting his turn to share snaps with Sankey and Callier on the first team.

Perkins, a converted tight end, playing mostly with the second and third team units in practice was decent depth.

He still most likely won’t  give Austin Seferian-Jenkins starting job to much of a threat, but if an injury comes up, you want him on the squad.

Their actions were not disclosed to the media, so this will probably be the last we here of it.

That’s the big news on the home front Dawgs fans.

Nothing too crazy, just some backup positions still being fought for.

See you all on September 1st as we take it to the Aztecs, Woof Woof!


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