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.
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.