Husky head coach Jimmy Lake spoke to local media Friday to give an update on the team’s progress after two weeks of practice. Friday was the first time the Lake with local media since his team began its fall camp.
Lake was asked if there is one particular theme that has emerged as the team prepares for it’s opening Pac-12 game on November 7th at Cal.
“ Grateful would be it, The players, coaches and staff are all just grateful to be here competing . You have to remember a few weeks ago we were not sure we would be here. We are extremely grateful to be practicing and playing football.”
COMPETITION IS DRIVING FORCE
Lake did divulge that competition has been the driving force during the Huskies practices and will remain to be the bedrock of the program.
According to Lake any young player who is able to come in , compete and picks things up quickly will get playing time.
With competition driving the Husky program Lake was asked the obvious question.Coach can you provide us with a dept chart at the quarterback position? The coaches response was polite but a definite no . Lake is on record saying that he will take his time to name the teams starting quarterback. He did mention that all four scholarship quarterbacks ( Jacob Sirmon, Dylan Morris, Kevin Thomson and Ethan Garbers were getting equal reps in practice.
RESPONDING TO TESTING
The UW program has not received a positive test so far and Lake was quick to point out that the teams testing protocol are comprehensive.
“Obviously we don’t want all 115 guys coming in (to get tested) at one time, so we flight the guys (arrive in flights or small groups) in here in the morning,” he explained. “As they enter the building, we swab them. They put it in the tube, and it takes about 45 minutes to an hour to get the results back. While they’re in the building we’re always social distancing with our mask on. So we have low contact throughout the building, whenever we’re in the building.
Besides the daily antigen point-of-care testing, Lake added that his players also receive more sensitive PCR tests “three to four times a week.”