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November 23, 2007 at 1:30 PM

Notes from the rally

I’m back from the Apple Cup rally and the most newsworthy item for Husky fans might have been the sight of backup cornerback Jordan Murchison on crutches.
He apparently suffered a high ankle sprain in practice Thursday and is likely out for Saturday’s game.
Otherwise, the team appears healthy and accounted for.
The rally was at the Convention Center next to Qwest Field and was attended by the players and coaching staffs of both teams. There appeared to be almost no interaction between the two teams as they ate lunch in separate corners. They came onto the stage from different sides and each circled around the Apple Cup in the middle then exited to their tables.
Coaches Bill Doba and Tyrone Willingham each spoke and said about what you would expect though Doba told a nice anecdote about WSU winning the 1997 Apple Cup, which sent the Cougs to the Rose Bowl, and Brock Huard seeking him out to congratulate him afterward — Doba had been the WSU assistant recruiting Huard out of high school.
Four players spoke for each team, answering questions from the moderators — Bob Rondeau for UW and an assistant AD for WSU with Bob Robertson ailing and wanting to save his voice for tomorrow.
Nobody really said a whole lot with WSU WR Michael Bumpus probably had the most interesting comment saying that the Apple Cup “is a chance to beat up on the boys in purple for about 60 minutes Saturday.”
The greatest players in the history of the series, as voted on on-line the past few weeks, were unveiled. UW’s winner was the touchdown catch by Corey Williams in 2003 (WSU’s was the Drew Bledsoe pass to Phillip Bobo into the snow bank in 1992).
About 1,000 people attended.
It was a nice event overall but I thought there could have been more done to celebrate the history of the series — maybe bring back some past players (Sonny Sixkiller was in attendance) and let them talk about the game a little bit. The actual program didn’t really last all that long. But not sure this is something they are going to do again anytime soon.

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