The Cowboys began their final week of fall camp with a Monday morning practice on the practice fields just south of War Memorial Stadium.
UW held a 100-plus play scrimmage last Saturday, which fourth-year coach Craig Bohl described as “good.” Bohl said junior quarterback Josh Allen made some “good decisions.” The scrimmage was not open to the media, and no stats were kept.
Here is Bohl after Monday’s practice with more on the scrimmage and other UW football news:
If you watched/listened to the video, you hear Bohl say that true freshman Logan Harris (6-3, 308) of Torrington will be UW’s starting center when it opens the season at Iowa Sept. 2. Not a huge surprise at this point based on the number of reps Harris was getting with the No. 1 offense the last couple of weeks.
However, UW may not be done experimenting on the offensive line. Another true freshman, Alonzo Velazquez (6-6, 288) has shown some good things as a tackle, and may even play this season. His play has been so encouraging that UW is giving senior offensive tackle Ryan Cummings (the projected starter at right tackle) some looks at guard this week. That doesn’t mean Cummings will move to guard, but this is something to watch at the season gets closer … and even as the season progresses. One reason Cummings is getting a look there is because redshirt freshman Jace Webb has a “strained” left knee, which he suffered in last Saturday’s scrimmage.
Bohl said junior wide receiver James Price (shoulder) was hurt in last Saturday’s scrimmage. Bohl said Price seemed to be better than he was Sunday. Bohl also said true freshman wide receivers Avante’ Cox and Jared Scott will play this season.
Bohl also is encouraged by the play of two true freshmen interior defensive linemen — Ravontae Holt (6-4, 249) Javaree Jackson (6-5, 273). UW needs more depth there, and with sophomore Brent Gilliland currently in concussion protocol, Holt and Jackson are getting their chances to get more practice reps.
As for what Bohl hopes to get accomplished in the final week of camp, he said: “We’re still installing some things. We’re not in complete game-week mode yet, but we’re getting there. There are still some things for us to continie to work on.”
A scout from the Cleveland Browns was at Monday’s practice.
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