Brown getting his kick on: Derrick Brown spent the beginning of practice during warm-ups with the special teams unit working on punting. He only took a few kicks before going back with the quarterbacks.
More punting action: Marvin Hall took all the punt returns later in practice as the Huskies worked with their special teams unit. Evan Hudson was handling long snapping duties and Thomas Vincent has emerged as the number one holder right now.
Taking it old school: After warm-ups, the defensive coaches and players had a session of one-on-one tug-a-war. It lasted only a few minutes but was a new element to practice not seen this spring and brought some added energy to the group.
Work on the side: Pio Vatuvei, Sione Potoa’e and Lawrence Lagafuaina all got footwork work on the side with the speed ladder. Coach Steven Sarkisian mentioned at the end of practice that Potoa’e had his hand in a club resulting from a broken finger.
the end of practice that Potoa’e had his hand in a club resulting from a broken finger.
Unstoppable: Kasen Williams potentially had the co-play of the day during positional drills with an impressive one-handed catch on the sidelines while managing to drag on foot in bounds. It looked effortless and no one even seem surprised.
Rising up: Travell Dixon had the other play of the day with a great diving interception on a pass from Jeff Lindquist. Dixon also added several pass breakups and finally appeared to be getting in the groove on the defensive side of the ball.
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