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October 8, 2009 at 12:55 PM

Thursday afternoon notes — no change yet to 2010 OSU game

First, a quick disclaimer on an item this morning about the future schedules on UW’s web site listing the 2010 Oregon State game as having moved to December.
Official word this afternoon is that the change is not yet complete — it was changed inadvertently on UW’s web site before it has been officially completed. A UW official explains that “we are looking at a number of potential changes, both for television and to give our team a bye during the season. The potential move of the Oregon State game is something that we’ve discussed and, preliminarily, have agreed to with the OSU athletic department – if a few other factors work out for it to happen.”
So for now, that means the UW-OSU game in 2010 remains at Oct. 16 until official notice.
Nick Holt’s weekly show with Dave Mahler on KJR has ended, and the Husky defensive coordinator was asked about UW’s safety situation for this week. He didn’t really clear it up as some of the personnel issues are still to be determined. But what he said is that the knee injury suffered by Greg Walker in practice yesterday “is not as bad as they thought. He just got his knee caught in the turf. Just tweaked it a little bit. He should be okay.” As for Nate Williams, Holt said “I’m not sure yet” and that they should know more in a few hours when practice begins. “He’s still not 100 percent. We’ll find out more this afternoon.” He also said Jason Wells is not ready to get into the picture yet saying that “He’s not ready to go yet. Probably still a couple more weeks to play.” He said he hoped Wells might be able to play by November. So depending on how quickly Walker returns, that seems to indicate a Walker-Victor Aiyewa safety tandem this week, or maybe Nate Fellner-Aiyewa.
— Handicapper Lee Sterling, who got the call right on UW games the last two weeks — though not sure how he did prior to that — was on a few segments before Holt and picked Arizona to win 31-24. He said UW “is going up against an Arizona team that matches up well with them” and that the Wildcats have the speed on defense to contain Jake Locker. He also said he thought UA would be able to run on the Huskies and keep the clock going.
— Running back Malcom Jones of Oaks Christian, where he is a teammate of Nick Montana’s and Erik Kohler’s decided today to attend UCLA. That might help UW with one of its top remaining RB recruits, Jordon James, who has also been considering the Bruins, though it is obviously not unusual for two or three top-flight RBs to sign with the same school. Jones is UCLA’s only commit from an RB so far.
— Speaking of recruiting, ranks UW’s class third in the Pac-10 and 17th in the nation in ratings updated today. UW, however, is seventh in the rating of average per play, though its ranking there is really close to the three teams right above it.
— ESPN’s Ted Miller offers this overview of some of the officiating controversies with Notre Dame. I don’t link it because of the mention of myself but because Ted does a nice job putting into context the roughing the snapper penalty.
All for now.



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