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September 14, 2009 at 5:38 PM

Practice report, and Woodward comments on Stanford decision

The Huskies are done with another brisk, one-hour padless workout inside the Dempsey Indoor.
Watching from the sidelines was UW athletic director Scott Woodward, who was still upset over the decision earlier in the day of the Stanford athletic department to not move the Sept. 26 so that it could be televised regionally on FSN. Woodward said the game could have been moved to 4 p.m. when FSN had an open window and it could have been televised live in the Northwest.
“I’m baffled why Stanford didn’t change it,” he said. “It would have been good exposure for both programs, so I’m at a loss.”
The money would likely have not been much, if anything, for either school so the real issue was simply making it available for fans who can’t be there. But it’s possible the fact that the money wouldn’t have been much, if anything, is why Stanford decided not to move it — tickets have already been printed saying 6 p.m., the school’s regular start time.
Woodward says UW is working on options to have the game televised closed circuit on-campus as has been done in the past, such as the Arizona game a few years ago (EDIT — I think 2006) that was televised at Hec Ed.
The game not being on TV will end a streak of 29 straight televised games for the Huskies.
As for practice, here are a few notes:
Darrion Jones and De’Shon Matthews watched from the sidelines, running laps for a time but otherwise not participating.
— Among those filling in for Jones was Everrette Thompson, an interesting move given what Steve Sarkisian said earlier in the day about him possibly redshirting this season. Sarkisian had also said last week that Thompson was a backup solely at the other side and not a candidate to fill in for Jones. But that thinking has apparently changed, especially after the Huskies struggled to get a consistent pass rush against the Vandals. Thompson has been slowed by an ankle injury and has yet to play this season and Sarkisian had said the team might explore redshirting him after this week. Looks like he’s getting an audition to see if he is able to fill in at the other side. However, Kalani Aldrich appeared to be the usual No. 1 replacement for Jones.
Mykenna Ikehara continued to take a lot of snaps with the No, 1 offense at the left guard spot where Greg Christine is the listed starter. Not sure if that’s a change or just experimenting as Christine sat out of practice. Maybe just Christine getting a day off. There was also a little bit of use of what was the No. 1 O-line for much of camp with Drew Schaefer at one tackle and Ben Ossai at guard.
— The regular No. 1 safeties appeared to be Justin Glenn and Nate Williams with Victor Aiyewa and Greg Walker working with the twos.
— The rest of the lineups appeared to be the same.
— Among the interesting scout team sightings was Alvin Logan impersonating Taylor Mays with the defense.
All for now.

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