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September 6, 2006 at 4:36 PM

Goldson getting closer

Tyrone Willingham delivered one bit of good news before practice Wednesday, saying that CB Dashon Goldson “looked a lot better” during Tuesday’s practice.
“He’s still not all the way there yet, but he’s a lot better,” Willingham said.
That’s welcome news for a secondary that needs all the bodies it can get.
Still, Willingham said that the team may have to look at options with its personnel to fill in the gaps in the secondary with CB Jordan Murchison still ailing. Willingham said Murchison may be able to play this week. Apparently, his injury flared up last Friday. Another option is to play true freshman Matt Mosley. Secondary coach J.D. Williams said he didn’t think young players like Mosley are ready yet, but the team might have no choice if any more injuries hit.
The Huskies can take basically everyone on the roster to Oklahoma, though Willingham said he won’t reveal the travel squad ahead of time.
More ominous, however, was watching practice and seeing that DT Jordan White-Frisbee was sitting out and wearing red with his foot again in a boot.
White-Frisbee has been attempting to come back from two breaks in his foot that held him out last season. He didn’t play Saturday but coaches have said that’s because Washington was in its base defense for only about 18 plays the entire game. Willingham will be able to shed more light on that injury tomorrow.
The only other new injury was an ankle sprain to walk-on receiver Troy Perry.
Otherwise, there appeared no real change in the status of anyone. Isaiah Stanback continues to wear a wrap on his wrist, but everyone involved said it’s not serious.
After practicing indoors Tuesday, the team was outdoors in Husky Stadium today, though there was still music blaring during the early portion of practice, apparently a way to help the team get acclimated to the noise it will get Saturday in Oklahoma.
Visitors at practice included former Huskies defensive linemen Sekou Wiggs and Jason Chorak. Wiggs’ brother, Fred, is a walk-on defensive line on the team and was honored as a player of the week for his work with the scout team last week.
Nine players are wearing gold jerseys in practice this week. The nine were honored for their play Saturday and are part of a new Willingham invention called The Victory Club to honor players each week.
The nine honored are DEs Brandon Ala, Daniel Te’o-Nesheim and Greyson Gunheim, LB Tahj Bomar, QB Isaiah Stanack, OL Clay Walker, and RBs Kenny James, Louis Rankin and Mark Palaita.
As is obvious from the list, there were no members of the secondary honored.



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