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November 1, 2007 at 9:04 AM

Checking in on the new guys

For our main story today I examined this year’s freshmen class, updating who has played, who hasn’t, etc.
Three guys you haven’t heard much about our the OLs in the class — Mark Armelin, Skyler Fancher and Scott Shugert. Shugert is playing guard, the other two tackle.
OL coach Mike Denbrock says he likes the work of all three in practice.
“I think those three kids have some very bright futures,” he said. “I like the work they do against our defense every week in practice. They are very coachable kids, hard-working kids, doing as much of their work off the field as on. I think we’ve got them off to the kind of start we want them off to and I’m looking forward to helping those guys develop over the next few months and get them ready for the spring.”
Denbrock said the Huskies hope to bring in “5-6” OLs in this year’s class.
“We need some more numbers on the offensive line so that’s definitely a priority in this class,” Denbrock said.
“We have an opportunity to be a strength of this football team and I think we are building toward that. As young as we are going to be a year from now at some other key spots, it’s important that the offensive line is playing at a championship level.”
I also talked to D-line coach Randy Hart about some of his young kids — Tyrone Duncan, Kalani Aldrich and Nick Wood.
Wood and Duncan have each battled injuries but Aldrich has impressed throughout.
“Kalani can flat run and he’s a 6-5, 6-6 guy who is big,” Hart said. “He’s got to get stronger, but he can run and he’s also a hard work. … I think all three of them have bright futures. They are smart, they are tough and they take coaching.”
I’m at Pac-10 basketball media day today so I won’t have as much here during the day as I sometimes do (Tom Wyrwich is filling in for me up there today and he’ll have some reports). I plan to get my first installment of answers to your questions up later tonight, however.

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