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August 29, 2006 at 1:43 PM

Lappano chalk talk

They are conducting some of their interviews a bit more formally over here this year, and one change is that each of the coordinators will now spend a little bit of time with us one day a week — but only on that one day.
So today it was offensive coordinator Tim Lappano, and I’ll give you a review of some of the more interesting things he said.
He said true freshman Paul Homer will definitely play at fullback this season. Homer is 245 pounds and Lappano said he’s “real physical.” Starting fullback Mark Palaita has had some injury issues (lower back) and the Huskies need the depth there.
Lappano said tackle Morgan Rosborough has really emerged and that he is essentially the team’s sixth OL. If any of the starters were to go down, Rosborough would be the next one in, with other guys maybe shifting to make it work. What that means is to not read the two-deep too literally. Ryan Tolar, for instance, is listed as a backup guard. But he’s almost certain not to play right now. They would shift things around to put in other guys — like Rosborough — if injuries hit.
He said JC receiver Marcel Reece is beginning to get in shape and pick up the playbook. Lappano said Reece’s head was swimming earlier in camp and the decision was made to leave him at slot, for now, to make it easier for him to pick things up.
“He’s really starting to feel confident with the playbook now,” Lappano said.
And he said that Johnie Kirton remains in the mix to be a short-yardage running back, though would never really be moved back to running back full-time. The Huskies will likely do some short-yardage work in practice tomorrow and Kirton will get some carries then.

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