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August 14, 2007 at 2:10 PM

Tuesday afternoon notes

Nothing real earth-shattering out here today from UW coach Tyrone Willingham’s daily press briefing.
He said DT Wilson Afoa is “day-to-day” after sitting out Monday’s practice but would not detail what the injury is.
On other personnel notes, he said a resolution to E.J. Savannah’s situation could come at any time, but that it also could linger into the season and cost him some games, so still hard to read that one; and he said CB Byron Davenport is getting better every day but that he is beginning to miss enough time that it’s putting into question how ready he will be for the season considering he’s learning a new defense and still shaking the rust off not playing for a year-and-a-half;
He also said that there is likely to be nothing new on CB Jordan Murchison until after all the court dates play out. Since Murchison already has scheduled court dates into September, and likely more after that, sounds as if he may not be returning any time soon, though Willingham said he reserves the right to change his mind on that one at any time.
A lot of you have asked questions about which true freshmen may play this season, and some of us asked Willingham about some of them today. But he gave no definitive answers about any of them. He said the four RBs are all still in the learning stage, especially in picking up blocking, and it’s still too early to tell which one or two may adapt best to that. Of the three frosh safeties (Victor Aiyewa, Nate Williams, Quinton Richardson) he pointed out how much there is to learn at that spot and indicated none of them have jumped out above any of the others in grasping the defense just yet.
He mentioned that all of the freshmen have hit the “mental wall” of having “information overload.”
The Huskies are likely having one or two more scrimmages this week (including possibly doing some during Saturday’s open practice) and I think those will go a long way toward determining which frosh will play this year.
UW has one practice set for this afternoon so we’ll check in again after that.
PRACTICE UPDATE (4 p.m.): Not much to see during the first 25 minutes of practice (I know I’ve been writing that a lot lately, but unfortunately it’s rather true).
Afoa was again wearing Red, but he was the only player (though Anthony Russo is also still out). But everyone else was in uniform, meaning guys like Davenport were at least trying to give it a go. EDIT: Just to be clear on Afoa, I see it’s reported elsewhere that he hurt his shoulder and that’s certainly what it looks like judging from how we saw him do running drills during warmups.
WR Corey Williams was again wearing the gold jersey, his third straight day with that honor.
There were a few recruits there, most notably Justin Glenn, the RB/DB from Kamiak who committed to UW a little while ago.
One of the more interesting sights was watching Willingham throwing back snaps to walk-on punter Kiel Rasp on the track while most of the rest of the team did warmups on the field.
And there apparently has been one defection among the walk-ons as WR Brandon Mezistrano was not at practice.



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