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September 13, 2006 at 10:16 AM

Subplots galore

As critical as this game is to the two programs, there are also lots of interesting individual subplots to the Fresno State-UW game.
The Fresno Bee does a good job touching on one of them today — Kenny James playing against the school most of his family wanted him to attend. We’ve all written about this a lot up here, but it’s interesting reading the perspective down there and hearing Kenny say how important this game is to him.
He isn’t alone in having almost attended FSU. Louis Rankin also seriously considered becoming a Bulldog and left tackle Ben Ossai committed to FSU at one point, too.
And in case you missed it, here’s my story today on the Williams family. Older brother J.D. Williams is now the secondary coach for the Huskies and younger brother Paul is a receiver for Fresno State.
As someone who covered the team throughout the career of Curtis Williams and the aftermath of his injury, these stories are especially meaningful and I only hope I did it justice.
That gray October day when he was injured will always rank as among the most unforgettable of my career — if not my life. UW had an open locker room policy in those days and it was immediately obvious that some players were in shock, others in mourning. It was as uncomfortable as I’ve ever felt having to do my job. But it was also obvious that some players wanted to talk, wanted to let everyone know what Curtis had gone through and to pray for him. I’ll especially never forget talking with Anthony Kelley, who seemed almost unconsolable but who also seemed to want everyone who considered themselves a Husky to understand what had occurred.
But as I wrote in the story, all involved know Curtis wouldn’t want them to dwell on what happened to him but enjoy what it was that made him the happiest — a Huskies football game.

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