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Husky Football Blog

The latest news and analysis on the Montlake Dawgs.

April 26, 2007 at 2:43 PM

Spring game format set (Updated)

The format for UW’s Spring Game Saturday has been announced.
There will be four 15-minute running quarters; two minutes of regulation time at the end of each half (basically like basketball, the clock will stop at appropriate times in the last two minuntes of each half); and the clock will stop on change of possession and scores.
There will also be a 10-minute halftime.
The teams, however, have apparently not yet been set for the game, which will kick off at 12:45 p.m.
UPDATE 3:45 p.m.: UW coach Tyrone Willingham confirmed the format of the spring game during his regular press briefing today. He said he’ll pick the teams, though he really didn’t say exactly how the teams will be selected.
The tricky part, he said, will be the secondary with UW having just eight defensive backs.
“We’ll find a way to kind of massage that and make it work,” he said.
Willingham joked that he knows some teams let the players draft the teams, but he said “I’ll do it. It’s a little less interesting but much easier.”
Willingham said the two new injuries apparent Tuesday are minor — DT Wilson Afoa suffered a shoulder injury but could play in the spring game Saturday, and he said G Casey Bulyca, who sat out Tuesday with a foot injury, is fine. Also, LB E.J. Savannah, who sat out Saturday’s scrimmage with a stinger, should be able to play in the Spring Game.
However, most of the players who have been out of late are likely to miss the spring game, though the list is smaller than usual. The most notable ones expected to sit out are WRs Anthony Russo (hamstring) and Quintin Daniels (knee). It’s also uncertain what K Ryan Perkins will be able to do as he is still recovering from a knee injury suffered during last year’s spring game.
Willingham said the QBs won’t be live to contact, as is virtually always the case in such scrimmages.
Willingham also said he had talked with “one or two” NFL teams interested in Isaiah Stanback. “I just can only give them the information that I have,” he said. “I think he is a talented young man and if he can play the position of quarterback he can enhance their football team. And at worst, if he can’t, then he gives them, as I’ve described it, a larger Randle El (a reference to Antwaan Randle El who played QB in college and is now a receiver) and everybody is looking for one of those also.”
The team practices this afternoon and again tomorrow before wrapping up spring drills with the Spring Game.
Also, Johnny DuRocher was a visitor at practice today, wearing sweats and talking with UW coaches while the team went through its early paces. DuRocher is still officially on the roster since he remains on a football scholarship, though he isn’t expected back with the team. He’s playing for the UW baseball team and there is speculation he may be taken in the Major League Baseball draft in June.

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