The Huskies' had a few more involved bodies at their morning practice today, including quarterback Jake Locker, who was in full pads. Coach Tyrone Willingham said that Locker remains limited in the work he's doing. "He's not going to be (100 percent) probably for some time," Willingham said. "Again, it's going to be day-to-day when he reaches that point. But again, no concerns there." Meanwhile, Willingham continues to take the approach that perhaps too much has been made of the injury list so far, and that current indications are that most of these guys will be ready for Oregon.
He added that safety Jason Wells (knee) remains the most limited member of the secondary. And -- interestingly -- he said that if the season started today two freshmen would likely be in the rotation at tailback. He didn't name them, but one would certainly be Chris Polk, the other likely either Johri Fogerson or David Freeman. (I'll have a story on the freshman tailbacks in the Tuesday paper.) That also indicates that the only TB with experience -- Brandon Johnson -- remains limited with a calf injury. It also means who-knows-what about returning redshirt freshmen Brandon Yakaboski and Willie Griffin.
The team practiced in rain in both sessions, which Willingham said the team probably enjoyed after the extreme heat of last week.
The coach also admitted that the Huskies ran through "a good, lengthy scrimmage" of almost two hours on Saturday. He said the skill and depth of those young tailbacks made them the "highlight group."