A medical retirement, QB talk, position battles and more: Kalen DeBoer previews the spring
Washington's coach spent 45 minutes Friday discussing the Huskies' upcoming spring practice schedule
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It’s my understanding you’re here to read about Washington Huskies football, so let’s get to that, shall we?
Kalen DeBoer met with reporters for about 45 minutes earlier today to preview spring practices, which begin at 8:30 a.m. Monday. The Huskies will practice again on Wednesday and Friday — all three sessions are open to the media in their entirety, which makes for ample observin’ — then take a break until returning March 29 for the remainder of spring practices.
They’re breaking the schedule up that way, DeBoer said, to finish by April 22 rather than April 29. That way, the staff can spend more time with players after practices finish, summarizing their spring performance with individual meetings and allowing coaches to conduct those evaluations and breathe a bit before going on the road to recruit. Practicing three days per week — as opposed to four, which the Huskies have done in the past — also means players who might be out with minor injuries have more time between practices to recover.
Four spring quarter enrollees — Mississippi State transfer running back Dillon Johnson, and 2023 signees Caleb Presley, Landen Hatchett and Elinneus Davis — won’t be on campus until the end of the month, meaning they’ll miss the first three practices, “but we’ll get them caught up to speed,” DeBoer said.
Here’s what I think is most important to know from DeBoer’s press conference today.