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April 8, 2008 4:39 PM

Practice notes

Posted by Bob Condotta

Overcast skies but no real rain at the beginning of UW's practice Tuesday.

Aside from the injured players listed in the earlier blog (Harris, Murchison) also sitting out practice were WR Devin Aguilar (with an unspecified injury --- he did do some running around catching passes but wasn't in pads) and WR Tony Chidiac (wearing a boot on his left foot).

J.R. Hasty and E.J. Savannah were again in attendance but not in pads.

Each did take part, however, in a teamwide tackling drill that kicked off practice. This is the second straight practice UW has done this and it's not something they did last year. The entire team split into groups of two and traded off acting as ball carrier and tackler working on technique. They didn't tackle to the ground, just wrapped up. But it seems obvious teaching tackling and the technique of tackling is an emphasis this spring. (And just to make clear --- I'm in no way saying I've never seen them do tackling drills before, not just this drill in this manner at this time of the practice with everyone on the team, OLs, QBs, etc.).

The part of practice we saw concluded with a two-minute drill led by No. 2 QB Ronnie Fouch who again seemed a little off with his accuracy, as was also the case in Saturday's scrimmage. Fouch appeared high with a few of his throws though again, we saw two possessions today so it's not a huge sample size.

RESPONSE TO THE GUY WHO ASKED THE SPRING GAME QUESTION --- There was a guy who wanted to know the scores of a lot of the spring games of the past 15 years or so. I could look it up, and I will if he tells me why he wants to know --- I'm simply curious since I don't think there's anything to judge out of spring scores since they have sometimes played ones against ones, ones against twos, altered the scoring rules (awarding defensive points), not played a number of guys, etc. I would also say that you could simply go to our archives and search for them there, as well. But I'm happy to search it out if you tell me what you're looking for.

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