UW Huskies spring football: Notes, highlights from Day 2

Huskies go indoors Wednesday morning for second practice of spring.

Notes from the Huskies’ second spring workout Wednesday morning at the Dempsey Indoor facility:

  • Jake Browning, as planned, made only a few warmup throws. He again spent much of the practice watching from well behind the line of scrimmage, mimicking the quarterback’s footwork after the snap.
  • The linebackers celebrated after breaking a blocking sled in half, in which Camilo Eifler delivered the final blow.
  • Absent Monday, QB Tony Rodriguez was back in uniform Wednesday and took most of the reps with the No. 2 offense. K.J. Carta-Samuels worked with the No. 1 offense and Daniel Bridge-Gadd spent most of the day with the third-string offense.
  • Carta-Samuels had one of the best throws of the day on a deep out to Andre Baccellia for a long gain.
  • The most exciting — and most controversial — play of the day came on a deep throw from Carta-Samuels down the middle of the field for Dante Pettis. CB Kentrell Love deflected the pass, only to have Pettis made a juggling catch inside the 10-yard line. Pettis stayed on his feet and ran toward the end zone — only the fumble before reaching the goal line. Safety Isaiah Gilchrist recovered and returned it near midfield. After some discussion, Chris Petersen officially ruled the play a turnover, the only one of the day for the offense.
  • Freshman WR Ty Jones had one catch during 11-on-11 drills, and it was a good one — a 40-yard gain near the right sideline on a pass from Bridge-Gadd.
  • Redshirt freshman Byron Murphy, again working with the No. 1 defense, dived to break up passes on back-to-back plays during a 7-on-7 period.
  • OLB Myles Rice came off the edge and chased down Bridge-Gadd for a touch sack. Walk-on Mason Stone added a touch sack of Carta-Samuels on a safety blitz.
  • It was a productive day for the running backs. Myles Gaskin made the most of his few carries, breaking off…

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