UW football fall camp – Practice 8

The Cowboys changed their practice location Tuesday as they worked out for about 2 1/2 hours on the practice field just south of War Memorial Stadium. Players were in shoulder pads and helmets.

“It was kind of an average fall camp day,” fourth-year UW coach Craig Bohl said.

Craig Bohl

Unfortunately, I didn’t get any video of Bohl’s post-practice interview session with the media, but here are some of the highlights of what Bohl said.

— All college football programs no longer have two-a-day practices during fall camp, although for years teams didn’t utilize that many of them. Still, fall camps were extended a week and UW will practice for a month before its first game. Here’s what Bohl said Tuesday on how no more two-a-days have impacted camp so far.

“Personally, I prefer this format,” he said. “I think its a safer format for the the players, but beyond that we’re able to install and teach more. … We’re going to take advantage of every minute, every day and every teaching opportunity.”

— True freshman wide receiver Jared Scott is 6-foot-6, 215 pounds, and is getting more work with the No. 1 offense as camp has progressed. “Jared is a big presence and has extra large hands,” Bohl said. “He’s got really good athleticism, and was an excellent basketball player in high school in Chicago. He’s getting fed with a fire hose right now to see if he can handle all the things in our pro-style offense.”

Kellen Overstreet

— Senior defensive end Trevor Meader missed the last two seasons due to injuries to his right knee. Meader has been held out/limited the last two days due to swelling in that knee. Bohl said redshirt sophomore running back Kellen Overstreet, who missed all of last season due to a knee injury, also has been limited this week for precautionary reasons. Sophomore wide receiver C.J. Johnson, who had mononucleosis this summer, also has been limited.

— A scout from the Buffalo Bills was at practice. Monday, scouts from the Arizona Cardinals, Detroit Lions, New York Jets and Tampa Bay Buccaneers were at practice.

Here are some highlights from the early portions of Tuesday’s practice, which include some drill work for the defensive linemen along with sophomore Austin Conway and true freshman Avante’ Cox showing off their skills of catching punts.

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