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November 19, 2007 at 6:26 PM

Players of the Week, and UW cribbing OSU

For no reason at all, I forgot to include UW’s Players of the Week earlier.
So here they are: RB Louis Rankin (offense), S Darin Harris (defense), and LB Mason Foster and PK Ryan Perkins (special teams). Rankin is pretty obvious, Harris had a team-high 11 tackles, seven solo, while Foster had four tackles on special teams and Perkins had a career-best 45-yard FG.
The scout team POWs were RB Brandon Yakaboski, LB T.J. Poe and CB Desmond Davis.
UW STEALING FROM THE BEAVERS?: On another note, WSU coach Bill Doba, who spoke via phone today before the regular luncheon, mentioned that looking at UW’s game vs. Cal was a little like watching Oregon State.
What he meant was the mis-direction stuff that UW add, specifically where the Huskies would fake a reverse and then hand the ball to a running back. On two occassions, the Huskies actually ran a reverse with Curtis Shaw picking up nine yards.
But just the fake itself seemed to defuse the Bears at times, with UW coach Tyrone Willingham saying on his radio show he thought that was a key to the first play of the game, the 46-yard run by Rankin.
Willingham said at his press conference that he and his coaches always look at plays run by other teams if they work, and those new wrinkles in UW’s offense looked much like what Oregon State has done real well this year with James Rodgers, who while listed as a receiver has 35 carries for 426 yards this season. Could be the kind of role Shaw fulfills long-term for UW, as well.
And sorry for the blog mixups earlier. Had some brief technical issues here.

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