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April 5, 2007 at 1:31 PM

More football notes

Here are a couple of other quick notes from the football press conference:
Tyrone Willingham said that backup DL Anthony Atkins will sit out spring practice to concentrate on his academics. Atkins is apparently the only player who will completely miss spring (other than Johnny DuRocher) for either academic or injury reasons. Willingham said everyone else should be able to participate to some extent. He said a few players were nursing some minor injuries.
Carl Bonnell attended the press conference and sounded optimistic he will be able to participate fairly extensively. But he also said he’d lost some weight and hasn’t been able to lift weights as much as he would have liked, meaning he isn’t as strong as he’d like to be.
— Talked with Greyson Gunheim and he said his big goal this year is to keep his weight on. He said he’d like to stay around 265. Last year, he said he started the year around 265 but was down to about 240-245 by the Apple Cup. He’s also added a few tattoos, most symbolic of his Norwegian and Viking heritage, and now has 10 overall. He also had shaggy hair, product of a bet with DuRocher last season (though having nothing to do with DuRocher’s later brain surgery). Gunheim said he usually doesn’t like long hair so DuRocher bet him he couldn’t go six months without a hair cut. He said he’s about to win the bet.
Sir Aaron Mason is indeed Sir Aaron Mason’s legal name. He simply hadn’t been known by that here previously.
— C Juan Garcia was here and said he’s improved his 40 time from 5.3 to 5.1 this year while maintaining his weight at 310.
— Asked for a few off-season workout standouts, Willingham noted WR D’Andre Goodwin and said he ran the fastest speed times on the team. He also pointed out Chris Stevens and Matt Houston.
— Someone asked about WR Charles Hawkins. He’s a walk-on senior who has yet to play and realistically wouldn’t be expected to make a major impact.

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