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August 12, 2007 at 10:06 AM

Sunday potpourri

The Huskies aren’t scheduled to do anything official today and there is no media availability, so there doesn’t figure to be any news coming out of Montlake.
There was a little yesterday, however, with the revelation that the names will be returning to the jerseys. I wrote about it on the blog and also in this story that ran in the paper and on-line. No doubt this is a big hit with the players, and sounds like with the fans, as well.
For those who asked about Rick Neuheisel bringing back the gold helmets, it was indeed one of the first things he did as Husky coach. He was introduced at halftime of a home basketball game a few days after his hiring in 1999 and came onto midcourt holding a gold helmet high in the air to much cheering.
Here’s the rest of our coverage today, including a little Q-and-A with Cameron Elisara, something new we are trying this year.
IN OTHER NEWS:
Isaiah Stanback finally got on the practice field in Dallas, and he apparently did enough to impress owner Jerry Jones — not a bad guy to have on your side down there, obviously.
Reggie Williams caught one pass for 29 yards in Jacksonville’s exhibition opener last night. As detailed earlier this week, this is a critical time for Williams as the team has begun to sour on him and he needs to show something this fall to make the team.
— Speaking of the Jags, here’s a feature on Khalif Barnes, who had some bad pub over the off-season for a DUI arrest and a film of it that became public. Sounds like he’s saying all the right things, at least, about turning a new page.
— This is a week or so old, but here’s an interesting feature on Dane Looker and his prolific autograph signing habits. Looker was undoubtedly one of the classiest players I’ve ever covered at UW. I remember after writing a story about him one day hearing my name called in the tunnel of Husky Stadium and turning around and it was Looker wanting to thank me — it wasn’t even much of a story, but he just understood how everything seemed to work in the business of college football, and this story indicates he hasn’t changed.
— This is also a week or so old, but here’s a really good story on former Husky deep snapper Bryan Pittman who is now with the Houston Texans. (You’re forgiven if you’ve forgotten Pittman as he played only one year in 1997 as a walk-on before leaving. But he now proudly calls UW his alma mater). The story details how Pittman’s brother is headed to Iraq, a decision he made after their story committed suicide a year or so ago. Bryan Pittman played high school ball at Thomas Jefferson High in Federal Way.

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