SEATTLE -- Here is a quick-hitting look at Washington’s first day of fall camp.
Play of the day
Quarterback Keith Price looked sharp on day one, but was particularly impressive when he dropped a pristine pass into the arms of receiver Cody Bruns on a flag route with safety Sean Parker in close coverage.
Strong start for safety Shaq Thompson
Whenever a highly-touted freshman enters a program, the big question becomes, how quickly can they contribute?
Coach Steve Sarkisian said he needs time to evaluate Washington’s newest additions, but safety Shaq Thompson looked impressive in his first practice, especially on one particular play.
The freshman broke up a pass intended for Jamaal Jones, ripping the ball out of the receiver’s hands for an interception.
Day One injury report
With depth along the offensive line a concern, watching Erik Kohler suffer a knee injury wasn’t what Sarkisian wanted to see on the first day.
However, the junior is only expected to miss a few days.
“His kneecap popped out real quick and actually popped right back,” Sarkisian said. “It will be a couple of days.”
Parker also dealt with dehydration on the first day.
When asked about the energy during the first day of drills, Sarkisian said, “They’ve been like some dogs tied up on the porch and we finally took the leashes off. Now they’re going, and they want to go. I love that about them.”
When asked about Washington shifting its playbook over to the iPad, sophomore receiver Kasen Williams joked, “That’s nuts. What’s wrong with paper?”