Budda Baker takes a few more reps with the UW offense during Monday's practice.

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Notes and observations from UW spring football:

Who: Full-squad workout for spring practice No. 13 Monday
Gear: Helmets, jerseys and shorts (no pads)
Weather: Sunny and warm

Quick reads:

— The Huskies were in full pads for what sounded like a fairly intense practice on Saturday (which coincided with the high school coaches’ clinic), so Monday was a rather light day with no pads. Not a whole lot of highlights to note.

Jake Browning and Tony Rodriguez did lead the first – and second-team offenses to touchdowns in the last two team periods. Starting from the offense’s 20-yard line, Browning was 6-for-10 passing for about 75 yards on the last drive (with one throwaway and one notable drop from John Ross III on a deep ball). He converted on third-and-long play by scrambling to his left and floating a pass to TE Darrell Daniels for about 18 yards; he converted another third-and-long with a long throw to the field side to WR Dante Pettis for about 20 yards. Practice closed with Browning’s 19-yard pass to walk-on WR Drew Before in the far right corner of the end zone on the east field.

— On fourth down, Rodriguez found Andre Baccellia on a crossing route for a touchdown of about 19 yards. On the drive, Rodriguez was 6-for-7 for about 63 yards against the No. 2 defense; he also scrambled twice for gains of 9 yards (on third-and-8) and 5 yards (on first down). Vita Vea also had a touch sack on the drive.

— Rodriguez, a JC transfer last year, has been splitting reps with K.J. Carta-Samuels with the twos over the past week and a half, and he’s looked crisp for the most part. It will be interesting to see how that competition for the No. 2 QB job shapes up in August. Carta-Samuels got his feet wet with his first start at Stanford last fall, and Rodriguez looks more comfortable and in command this spring.


Budda Baker spent one drill working with the offense, mostly taking handoffs from the quarterbacks. It’s the second time this spring I’ve seem him working with the offense.

Jeff Lindquist continues to make a smooth transition to tight end. He had the catch of the day with a nice-over-the-shoulder grab from Rodriguez near the sideline, beating good coverage from CB Jordan Miller.

— UW coach Lorenzo Romar (and assistants Raphael Chillious, Brad Jackson and Will Conroy) stopped by practice with Braian Angola-Rodas, a guard from North Idaho JC who is on his official visit to UW.

Injuries: LB Connor O’Brien was the only new one I noticed (and it didn’t appear serious). Kaleb McGary remained sideline, though he wasn’t wearing a brace on his left knee for the first time since injuring it 10 days ago.

Next: The Huskies will have their 14th practice Wednesday morning before the spring preview on Saturday at Husky Stadium (free for fans).

Video: Jeff Lindquist talks about his transition to tight end this spring: