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Husky Football Blog

The latest news and analysis on the Montlake Dawgs.

April 18, 2007 at 11:27 AM

Where’s the beef?

It’s on Washington’s offensive line, specifically at the guard positions, as I detailed in this story here today.
The Huskies need replacements for the graduated Stanley Daniels and Clay Walker, who took virtually every snap last season. So far, the starters are Morgan Rosborough at left guard (Daniels’ old spot) and Casey Bulyca at right guard (Walker’s old spot).
I talked with UW offensive line coach Mike Denbrock for that story, and here are some quotes that didn’t make it in.
On Rosborough: “He is coming along. He’s done some real good things. I think he is a lot closer to being in the type of shape where he can help us. He needs to contine to work on that. But I like some of the thigns he has done this spring. We just need to keep getting him some experience.”
On the lack of experience at the guard spot: “It’s probably the biggest question mark on the offensive side of the ball heading into the spring. But I think the talent level that is there to get some really solid play there and help us offensively. We are at a point, all the way across the line on the offensive line, to really make a strong contribution I’m excited becuase of the things they have done early on. But I want them to continiue to get better.”
On his impressions of some of the backups: “All the backup guys have seen a lot of work, which is great. Ryan Tolar (backup to Bulyca) is doing some really good things. Cody Habben (backup to Chad Macklin at right tackle) is doing some good things at tackle. Jordan White-Frisbee (backup to Rosborough) is doing some really solid things out there. Ryan Bush has done a good job for us at center with Juan Garcia being out. So there is beginning to be some guys stepping up and creating some competition, which helps everybody.”
On White-Frisbee and if he is still troubled by his foot injury: “I don’t think he is. I think it’s something that hopefully as time goes along here, he can put that behind him. Time will tell. But right now, it doesn’t seem to be an issue at all.”
On White-Frisbee’s progress from defense to offense: “He’s getting there, he really is learning fast, picking things up well. It’s just a matter of getting him the kind of experience he needs to really get in there and compete.”

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