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October 18, 2007 at 6:26 PM

Macklin questionable

Sorry for the delay but had some mechanical difficulties.
The big thing today is that right tackle Chad Macklin’s grandfather died and Macklin is gone to attend to that and may not play.
UW coach Tyrone Willingham said that means Cody Habben could get the start at right tackle.
Said Willingham: “He’ll be out of town for the next couple of days, so that kind of changes things a little bit on what you do. Most likely, we’ll be moving someone over to the right tackle spot to step into that position.”
“You don’t know how the emotions will be played there. Our best goes out to he and his family in a very difficult situation.”
Willingham also said that the surgery for Jason Wells has now been pushed back to next week.
Said Willingham: “I don’t think it’s significant, the delay…You’re going to miss spring practice whether you did it three weeks ago or did it a week from now. You were looking at progressing toward the season anyway with him.”
Willingham further explained that: “There’s a process they like to go through now that’s so much different than years ago. Years ago, you try to do it as soon as it happens. But now, they seem like they want to get the strength back, like to get the flexibility back, all those things in place before they take them into surgery.”
Asked about the potential for inclement weather, Willingham said: “I take whatever environment comes. Just go play. If it’s windy, rainy, wet, whatever, just go play. Today’s a little bit different. We’ll go inside today simply because of the wind alert that we have. It may get almost impossible to do anything. We’d like to get our work in. That’s always a determinant for me…We need to have a good session and work all of our offensive and defensive schemes today, so that is more important than the actual conditions.”
The team practiced indoors today.
OREGON UPDATE: Also, the Ducks reported no new injuries today according to Rob Moseley’s blog at the Register-Guard.
PROGRAMMING NOTE: Finally, I’m tired of all the personal attacks on the blog, and a lot of the other stuff. We’re going to start taking a harder-line approach to some of this or we’ll just cut off all the comments. What that means is that some of you who may be “good” posters may at times find that one of your posts has been deleted by accident in our quest to keep this a little more true to what we’d like it to be. So some of you will have to be patient, while some others of you are going to have to change your ways.
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