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August 8, 2007 at 9:55 PM

More on Murchison

Here’s a link to our story with the latest information on the situation involving Jordan Murchison.
I’ll let you read that for the details.
As for what this will mean for Murchison’s UW future, Tyrone Willingham said he will address that once he finds out more information. I would think there could be some word tomorrow, at least on Murchison’s immediate future, if not his long-term standing with the team.
If precedent means anything, it’s worth noting that Michael Houston was suspended almost immediately upon his arrest last fall for stealing a cab.
If Murchison can’t play for a while, or the entire season, that’s obviously a pretty big blow to the UW secondary as there are only five other scholarship cornerbacks on the roster — Roy Lewis, Byron Davenport, Matt Mosley, Vonzell McDowell and Marquis Persley. And as we’ve been reporting all day, Davenport has a hamstring pull that could keep him out a week or two.
Only Lewis has ever played in a game for UW and other than Davenport, all the rest are redshirt freshmen or freshmen. There are also two walk-ons — Desmond Davis and Cory Nicol. Davis is a senior, Nicol a junior.
The move of Nate Williams to safety boosted the depth at that spot, so maybe there’s someone there who could make the move to cornerback if needed. Either way, this is a potentially an early hit to an area of the team that couldn’t afford it given the depth problems it has and the schedule it faces.
We’ll obviously have more on this tomorrow.

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