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Husky Football Blog

The latest news and analysis on the Montlake Dawgs.

September 26, 2007 at 4:39 PM

Practice notes

Here’s a wrapup of practice and Tyrone Willingham’s comments today:
E.J. Savannah began practice wearing red but then took it off and appeared ready to participate fully in what is the team’s only full-pads practice of the week, indicating he should be good to go against USC. The only other player in red was LB Matt Houston.
— Willingham said the three-way battle at the one CB spot (Mosley, Davenport, McDowell) will be looked at all week before a decision is made. I’d assume Davenport to start but that it will be officially a gametime decision.
— Willingham said the team is likely to add two walk-ons later this week but that for now, that is it for any roster additions.
— He said there is a “strong possibility” a walk-on or two will be put on scholarship but he did not name names nor say when that would happen. With classes beginning today, however, it probably has to happen fairly soon.
— The 25 minutes of practice we get to watch didn’t reveal anything of note other than a repainted W at midfield that was initially roped off before they took the ropes away for the begining of the regular session of practice. ESPN crews are arriving into town and will install some of those cables for on-field cameras and other such equipment.
— I asked Willingham about the situation at Oklahoma State this week and Willingham’s longstanding habit of referring to his players as “young men.” I saw one column this week use Willingham’s reference to his players as young men as a counter to Mike Gundy’s stance. But what Willingham said today seemed to go in line with what Gundy said the other day. Here’s Willingham’s quote: “I think they are young men. I don’t know how many of them have house notes or car notes or have the responsibility that adults assume, so they are young men. If you want to be honest about it, they are part-time football players. They spend as much time playing football as they do going to school and in most cases spend more time going to school than they do playing football, even though we keep them quite involved year-round. Technically, they are part-time football players.”
— I also asked Willingham about the scrutiny that college players get, which was also at the heart of the OSU controversy: “We have kind of begun to look at them like professional athletes and they are not. They are not even remotely close. Therefore it seems there are some mediums that treat them in that manner and I don’t think that is correct.”

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