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October 14, 2008 at 1:00 PM

Bulyca update

UW guard Casey Bulyca was scheduled for surgery on his knee today, and offensive line coach Mike Denbrock said that depending on what is found, there is a chance Bulyca could return this season.
Denbrock said the knee has been bothering Bulyca the last two or three games saying “he had trouble with his knees locking up on him.”
He said the surgery today is designed in part to determine what exactly is wrong with the knee. If it’s serious, it will likely mean the end of the season, and career, for Bulyca. But if not, he could return this year, especially with UW not playing its final game until Dec. 6 at Cal.
“Hopefully it’s just something that they can go in and clean up and we can get him back,” Denbrock said.
Ryan Tolar will start in place of Bulyca this week with Jordan White-Frisbee at the other guard spot. Denbrock said Matt Sedillo, Morgan Rosborough and Scott Shugert will get a lot of reps in practice this week to determine a No. 3 guard. Tolar, Bulyca and White-Frisbee have been rotating at the guard spots all year with no one else seeing action other than in garbage time.
Denbrock said he was confident Tolar and JWF could play an entire game if needed.
Asked if the chemistry of the line will be disrupted by the loss of Bulyca, Denbrock pointed out that Tolar has seen a lot of playing time so “I think they all trust him and know him” and that it shouldn’t have “that big an impact in that” area.
Asked about whether any of the linemen will carry hard feelings from last year’s game into this one, Denbrock said “we’ve got a lot of things to be angry about. That just adds to the list.”
Among those things is the inability to mount a consistent running game this year. Denbrock said he has seen signs of it coming together at times but said “we just have seemed out of sync more than anything else.” He said when the backs are running well, it seems as if the line isn’t blocking as well, and vice versa. He also said the youth in the backfield, and now a change at QB, has also impacted the running game.

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