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August 23, 2007 at 4:25 PM

Afternoon update

The Huskies are apparently undergoing a pretty serious scrimmage as I write this.
Serious enough that UW coach Tyrone Willingham made sure to have the media escorted out before it began. Usually, we are allowed to watch the first 25 minutes from the scheduled start of practice no matter what is taking place.
Today, they were about 15 minutes into that period and ready to kick off when Willingham called over and had us removed, with the kickoff not taking place until after all of us had left. It’s the first time I remember him having us removed before the period of time that practice is scheduled to be open has elapsed.
The team was split into teams wearing white and purple.
The white team appeared to consist of the starters and the key backups. Most of the members of that team were ones you would expect, though a few notables were Brandon Johnson and Curtis Shaw as the RBs with the other two frosh with the purple team; Jared Ballman and Ryan Perkins as the kickers; Erick Lobos and Caesar Rayford as the two backup DL, with Cameron Elisara with the purple team. The latter is an interesting one as Elisara started the scrimmage on Saturday with Wilson Afoa out. Not sure what, if anything, it means. ADD — J.R. Hasty was also on the white team along with Louis Rankin, just to clear that up.
The white O-line consisted of Ben Ossai, Casey Bulyca, Juan Garcia, Ryan Tolar, Cody Habben and Chad Macklin, indicating that Ossai and Habben were set to rotate at left tackle with the rest of the presumed starters in their usual places.
At QB, both Jake Locker and Carl Bonnell were in white but that’s pretty typical this close to game week to have both of the top QBs working with the starting unit.
Also of note, the white DBs were Roy Lewis, Jason Wells, Mesphin Forrester, Cory Nicol, Vonzell McDowell and Nate Williams, indicating that Nicol and McDowell are ahead of Matt Mosley at the one corner spot, and that Williams is at least getting a long look at safety.
Brandon Johnson was back as the deep man for the white team for the kickoff before we were showed out.
The captains for the white team were Dan Howell, Garcia, Louis Rankin and Jordan Reffett.
The captains for the purple team were Joshua Gage, Ronnie Fouch, Jay Angotti and Matt Sedillo (Sedillo has been bothered by a sprained ankle of late).
Health-wise, everybody appeared to be in uniform, but CB Byron Davenport seemed to be moving slowly through warmups, and WR Cody Ellis was running alone during some of the warm-up period, trying to test out what is apparently a hamstring injury.
Willingham is scheduled to meet with us afterward so we’ll have another report later.



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