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October 1, 2007 at 12:21 PM

A few more notes

I’ll try to answer a few questions raised here:
— There is no time set yet for the Oregon game. Like the ASU game, expect that one to come 12 days ahead of time, which means next Monday. It is competing with the UCLA-Cal game for the 12:30 p.m. slot, so it probably won’t be there. That most likely leaves it for 4 p.m. time slot. So basically, it’s going to be at either 12:30 or 4 p.m.
Other game times that need to be set are at Hawaii (sure to be at either 8 p.m. 9 p.m. Seattle time); Cal and Washington State. The Cal and WSU games are also 12-day windows, meaning they will almost certainly be announced 12 days ahead of time. It means there is a good chance that every single UW game will be on TV, something that has never happened.
— When asked if Jordan Murchison will play against Arizona State, Tyrone Willingham said today that “I have no idea.” I think he meant that more for having no idea what kind of playing shape Murchison is in than anything else.
— As to why Murchison will be back with the team and not some other players, Willingham said that all situations are different and he judges them on a “case-by-case” basis. “There are always extenuating circumstances that you don’t know,” Willingham said.
— To be clear on Murchison, his sentence included jail time that was suspended, meaning only the two days he had already served. So he has no more jail time to serve.
— From what I can gather, I wouldn’t expect Johnny Sears to be coming to UW. The Michigan transfer has expressed interest in coming to UW but sounds as if that may be where this one dies.
— The MVPs for the week were Roy Lewis for special teams, Mesphin Forrester for defense and none for offense. The scout team MVPs were Tony Chidiac (offense), Brandon Yakaboski (special teams) and Darrion Jones (defense). The naming of Jones indicates that he is returning to good health and could be ready to soon again make an impact on the field.
— Willingham said a key focus of the bye week will be getting the young players some significant scrimmage time. Willingham said it’s been hard to get a good look at a lot of the younger guys in practice recently with such a heavy emphasis on game planning. He said this is a chance for those players to impress the coaches and earn playing time and pointed out that there are eight games left “and hopefully nine” so that there is still plenty of time for some of the younger guys who haven’t played much yet, if at all, to earn playing time.

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