K.J. Carta-Samuels scanned the field before bailing out of the pocket and sprinting toward the first-down stick at the 9-yard line, running with the knowledge that anything short of that mark would cost him and his teammates a chicken dinner.
It’s almost like going into another offseason, and Jaylen Johnson knows he has given the University of Washington coaching staff full proof that he is ready to seize the final starting spot along the defensive line.
Here is everything Huskies coach Chris Petersen said after Washington’s spring preview event on Saturday, the final practice of UW’s spring season. The Purple team won, 17-13, and thus ensured a dinner of Ezell’s Chicken. The losers must eat peanut butter and jelly.
At first, the Washington Huskies’ offensive linemen focus on learning a single position — the one they play — and no others. So in their first season, as offensive line coach Chris Strausser puts it, “they’re trying to fight for their life to figure out what they’re doing on every play.”
The next time the Washington Huskies take the field for a football practice -- 12:30 p.m. Saturday -- it will be open to the public and televised by the Pac-12 Networks. It will also be UW’s final practice of the spring. The Huskies’ 14th practice of the spring came and went without as much fanfare on Wednesday morning at Husky Stadium. I was reporting something else during the middle of the workout, so I didn’t see it all, but here are a few notes from what I did see.