It's pretty much unanimous that the decision to move UW offensive coordinator Tim Lappano from the coaches booth to the sideline was a good one: coach Tyrone Willingham liked it, Lappano liked it, quarterback Jake Locker liked it. And I can't think of three opinions that matter more.
Therefore, Lappano will be on the field again Saturday when the Huskies celebrate homecoming against Arizona.
He also confirmed Brandon Johnson as the Huskies' No. 2 tailback.
"I thought that worked out really good," Lappano told us in a very interesting 20-minute session this afternoon. "I wanted to be able to communicate not only to Jake Locker, but to the offense in general. I especially wanted to communicate with our receivers – to let them know what we were thinking so they would have an idea of what to expect a little bit. I just liked the interaction with all the offense down there."
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In the new configuration, the Huskies scored 34 points -- their second best output of the season -- and Locker had what Lappano considers the best day of his young career.
A couple of other notes from the day:
Lappano said he was intrigued by Oregon's no-huddle offense and thinks Locker might be able to handle something similar as a sophomore next season.
The Legends Center, a new facility dedicated to Washington's football history, will open to the public at 9 a.m. Saturday – three hours before kickoff. The center is located adjacent to the Graves Annex, just north of Husky Stadium. (I'll have more on this as the week goes along.)