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September 25, 2006 at 3:07 PM

Rest of frosh to sit

Not a lot of breaking news out of Tyrone Willingham’s news conference today concerning personnel.
On the injury front, he confirmed that there were no significant new injuries suffered against UCLA.
He also said that it is unlikely that any formerly injured players will make it back this week. That includes LB E.J. Savannah, who is out with a broken thumb and could miss two more weeks.
Willingham said Dashon Goldson played about 12 plays and made it through just fine and that Goldson may be at the point now “where he becomes healthy enough to get more involved.”
One of the most interesting things Willingham said is that it is now likely that the rest of the team’s true freshmen will redshirt this season. The only two who have played are linebacker Donald Butler and fullback Paul Homer.
Asked if the rest would redshirt, Willingham said yes, “unless something drastic happens.” That, obviously, is a reference to injuries, which can never be predicted.
But with the way Isaish Stanback is playing at QB and the way the two lines are coming together, it now seems certain that Jake Locker, Cameron Elisara, etc., will redshirt unless they are suddenly needed due to injury.
Willingham also talked in depth about issues such as the running game and punt coverage that I will try to tackle in the next day or so, either here or in the paper and on our main Web site.
If you have specific questions about some of these areas, I’ll be happy to try to answer them here in the interim.
Also, we talked with Arizona coach Mike Stoops, who said that QB Willie Tuitama suffered a calf bruise late in the Wildcats’ game Saturday, not an ankle injury as was reported in some places. He said Tuitama might miss today’s practice but should be back by Tuesday and should obviously be ready to start Saturday.

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