The numbers are mighty thin in some places -- two tailbacks, two fullbacks, eight DBs -- but coach Tyrone Willingham is going to try to divide his spring roster on Saturday and play a traditional spring game. ... Even if some players have to play for both teams.
"We'll try to keep it pretty similar to what it was last year – a football game – because that's more enjoyable for the players," he said today. "It's also more enjoyable for the fans. Sometimes you can't do that because of the numbers, but if we're healthy we'll go in the direction of a football game."
The spring game, which kicks off at 12:45 p.m. Saturday, will be the centerpiece of the daylong series of events -- crew, softball, vollyball, soccer -- that constitute UW's annual Spring Fling celebration. The full list and full details are available at the UW web site.
The spring game will not be televised. However, it will be broadcast on JKR radio, 950-AM, and video will be streamed at gohuskies.com for those who have or establish a free account on the Web site.
A few other notes from today's media availability, which was followed by a closed practice:
*Linebacker E.J. Savannah (stinger) returned to work Monday. However, receivers Anthony Russo (hamstring) and Quintin Daniels (knee) could be questionable all week, right up to the spring game.
*No golden jersey was awarded for the team's scrimmage Saturday. UW coaches have handed out the reward jersey only once this spring: to fullback Paul Homer last week.
*Cornerback Justin Glenn of Kamiak High School (Mukilteo) has given an oral commitment to play at UW, according to several Internet recruiting sites. He becomes the third player to announce his non-binding commitment to join the school's next recruiting class.