UW is off the field after about a two-hour Husky Stadium workout that stayed dry, even if it’s pretty much been raining everywhere else all day.
In the most significant personnel news, E.J. Savannah was not in pads and apparently will not try to play in the Apple Cup. UW coach Steve Sarkisian had said on the Pac-10 coaches conference call earlier in the day that he expected to get definitive word today whether Savannah would be able to go. We do not get access to Sarkisian afterward, but the fact that Savannah was not in pads indicates he won’t play.
DT Cameron Elisara was in pads for the second straight day and made it through just fine, working with the No. 1 defense throughout, apparently ready to reclaim his starting role. A few of us spoke with Elisara afterward and he said he’s feeling just fine.
“It feels reallly good,” he said. “For a while i was having trouble catching my breath but I’m getting it back.”
Elisara’s dad, Matt, was a DT at Washington State, lettering from 1979-81, and he said that “ideally I would not want to miss any games, but I’ll take this” being able to return for the Apple Cup.
Everrette Thompson took most of the snaps alongside Elisara so that looks like it may be the starting DT combo come Saturday.
The rest of the defense looked status quo, with Jason Wells taking the majority of the snaps at free safety, indicating he will return to a starting role there..
Chris Polk was in red but took a lot of snaps and figures to be good to go Saturday. The rest of the starting offense looked the same, though in one interesting move, Anthony Boyles took a few snaps at WR. He did so after Tony Chidiac went out with some sort of leg injury and it could have been that Boyles was just being used to fill in for Chidiac. Boyles also got lots of work at cornerback, as well.
QB Jake Locker got run into at one point but seemed fine. Sarkisian said “he’s fine, guys” to us as he walked off the field, apparently referring to Locker.