Q & A With Husky QB Carl Bonnell

Aug. 25, 2006

SEATTLE - Training came is nearly at and end with the final two-a-days set for Friday and the final day of camp Saturday. Monday, the Huskies move into game week in preparation for the season opener vs. San Jose State Sept. 2 at 12:30 p.m.

Friday afternoon, gohuskies.com sat down with Husky quarterback Carl Bonnell. The Kent, Wash., product is currently backing up starter Isaiah Stanback, but has earned mentioned from his coaches for a fine showing the fall.

Here's what Carl had to say:

GoHuskies.com: How did training camp go for you?
Carl Bonnell: 'It went pretty well. We've had three weeks of two-a-days, so you kind of get a little tired now. I think that I've emerged as the No. 2 quarterback, which was my goal coming into this season. It's been a good camp and the team is meshing well, especially on offense.'

GH: What part of your game did you work on the most during the off-season?
CB: 'I worked on the passing game, mainly the 7-on-7 stuff. I did not get to play much last year due to my injury, so I worked on understanding the plays. I also worked on timing with the receivers.'

GH: Now that two-a-days are almost over, how excited are you to start the game-week practice schedule?
CB: 'We started practicing against San Jose State tendencies today. It definitely calms down a little bit and you get a little more relaxation. We start to focus more on what we're here to do and that's to play games. I think we are all excited to turn our focus on to somebody else.'

GH: How do you think the team is looking this year?
CB: 'I think that the tempo of practice has been great. We know what we're doing and we are going out there and running a lot of plays. We're not perfect on everything yet and that's where we're striving to be.'

GH: What receivers, both returners and newcomers, have impressed you during fall camp?
CB: 'Anthony Russo and Corey Williams both look really excellent out there. Cody Ellis has also looked good. Wade Gurnett, our H-back, has been catching a lot of good routes and he's a very consistent player.'

GH: What is it like to be married while participating in college athletics?
CB: 'During camp it's not much different than anybody else. We're here 17 hours a day pretty much. It's pretty sweet though because I can go home and she'll usually have a meal waiting for me. She's really a good wife, so I'm very blessed.'

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