Just arrived on campus. And while I'm early for Tyrone Willingham's season-opening press conference at noon, rosters were already waiting for us.
A first quick scan indicates that linebacker E.J. Savannah, last season's leading tackler, is missing. Willingham hinted at that at Pac-10 media day, and we may finally get the explanation today.
If the absence is long-term, this is an early significant blow to the UW season.
Also missing are freshman Senio Kelemete, Vince Taylor, Craig Noble, Dominique Blackman and Demitrius Bronson.
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One surprise is listed among the new walkons: WR Chancellor Young, formerly of O'Dea. Also among the walkons is OL Nick Scott, who comes over from Drake.
We reported here a few weeks ago that there were other issues with Savannah aside from just his injury. We'll see if we get more details today, such as whether this is a permanent deletion or temporary.
It is assumed that Taylor and Kelemete have academic issues. Also not on the roster are the freshmen already known to have issues --- Craig Noble, Dominique Blackman and Demitrius Bronson.