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April 30, 2010 at 10:46 AM

So where are the Huskies at numbers-wise?

The expected news about Brandon Yakaboski yesterday, that he won’t be able to return to football due to his troublesome knee, means the Huskies have one fewer player on their 85-man scholarship roster.
And brings the inevitable question of where the Huskies are in terms of scholarships. When UW signed 30 players in February, it created the perception that UW might have trouble getting them all in.
But with some inevitable attrition from then to now, it’s not looking like a problem.
I count 62 scholarship players on the current roster, and 26 due to arrive in the fall, for a total of 88.
But that total includes former walk-ons such as Greg Christine and Brandon Huppert — walk-on scholarships are year-to-year (technically, all are), so always the possibility they aren’t renewed.
And of the 26 freshman, we already know one — John Timu — who is slated to delay his enrollment and count against the Class of 2011. There’s also been the thought that OT James Atoe will also do the same, if needed. It’s also possible one or two of the incoming freshmen doesn’t qualify academically — Chris Young is the most obvious quesiton mark.
And it’s also always possible there will be another player or two off the current roster who doesn’t return, for whatever reason.
So the upshot is, it doesn’t appear this will be any real issue at all.
PLANS FOR TONIGHT — My tentative plan for tonight is to start up a live chat around 5:30 or 6 p.m. or so and just let it run throughout the game. It would be different than the blog I usually do during games, but figured it might be more interactive, and an experiment to see if it’s worth trying during a real game in the fall.
But I’m open to feedback on that, so let me know if you have any thoughts one way or the other.

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