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Wednesday, December 12, 2018  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Huskies could get some answers today

SEATTLE – The games don’t start counting until September, but Washington’s spring game today will give Huskies football fans a glimpse of what Steve Sarkisian and his coaching staff have assembled.

There have been plenty of interesting plot lines and position battles during the first 14 spring practices, and today’s spring game could provide some clues of what’s to come when the Huskies open with LSU on Sept. 5.

Quarterback Jake Locker and backup Ronnie Fouch have been getting rave reviews from the coaches for their improvement over the last few practices, and Locker completed 10 of 16 passes in last weekend’s scrimmage.

“Jake Locker and Ronnie Fouch have both gotten a lot better,” Sarkisian said. “They’ve both helped themselves out a lot this spring.”

One way Sarkisian expects to get Locker’s number up is to have him rely more on short and intermediate passes than he has in the past.

There has been no clear-cut No. 1 tailback this spring, and don’t expect anyone to get the majority of carries today.

Six tailbacks – Chris Polk, Demitruis Bronson, Willie Griffin, Brandon Johnson, David Freeman and Curtis Shaw – are all expected to see action today.

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