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August 10, 2009 at 6:12 PM

Quick post-practice notes

A few quick notes to pass along from the end of a practice that turned unseasonably windy and rainy at the end:
Marques Tuiasosopo is actually working as an assistant strength coach, which is a full-time job working specifically with the football program. However, he made it clear that he is still pursuing playing opportunities and if one comes up he will leave.I’ll have more from Tui later. He can’t work on field with the players other than the strength and condioning stuff. As Steve Sarkisian said, he can give a lot of “encouragement.” But he can’t start helping Jake Locker with technique and stuff like that as he’s not a coach.
Desmond Trufant was not in uniform and is currently ineligible while he retakes a class that was denied by the NCAA Clearinghouse. Steve Sarkisian said the class has been approved by his high school and that it just came up that the Clearinghouse would not accept it. So Trufant has to retake the class. Sarkisian said he could be back out to practice in a week or so. Sarkisian noted that Trufant has been a good student and this was not an issue of not doing the work or anything like that, just some kind of hold up with the Clearinghouse. As soon as the class is passed, Trufant will be back good to go.
— Two other freshmen are unavailable to play due to injury — DL Chris Robinson and S Will Shamburger. Both have knee injuries. Shamburger had off-season surgery and is still recovering and won’t play this season, Sarkisian said. Robinson will have to have surgery soon. Shamburger’s injury was known about months ago and he was a candidate to grayshirt but now that they have room he is on the roster and can do his rehab here. Robinson’s is a newer deal and he seems destined to a redshirt season now.
— There did not appear to be any new injuries at practice today and everyone else was accounted for.
More later.

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