The news today out of Huskies camp is mostly player comings and goings.
The arrival was true freshman defensive tackle Senio Kelemete, who went through his first practice Wednesday after getting NCAA clearninghouse issues behing him.
Coach Tyrone Willingham expressed more than usual appreciation to have him.
"He's a young man that when we went through the recruiting process with him, some people thought that he might be one of the best defensive players around this year," Willingham said. "And we think we've added some other fine players to our squad who are in that freshman class. But he is an amazing worker. He is a young man who is humble, who wants to be successful, that's willing to work and beat the odds. So you just enjoy being around a young man of that nature. And what we try to build our team on is young people that believe that work is the core of life. And I think he's one of those young men that has that belief, is not afraid of it, and really will do everything he can do."
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Otherwise, the news was less good, as the Huskies injury issues continue: We have no other additions but we do have a few injuries. Obviously. The most serious is to walk-on linebacker T.J. Poe, who suffered a clavicle injury and is expected to be out for what Willingham called "an extended period of time."
Willingham added that C Matt Sedillo (hamstring), TB Brandon Johnson (and presumably QB Jake Locker, although he wasn't mentioned) didn't work Wednesday afternoon. While TB Brandon Yakaboski, OL Jordan White-Frisbee, S Jason Wells were limited.
The Huskies will hold a single practice Thursday afternoon.
Before taking the field, they attended their annual luncheon with members of the 101 Club, which Willingham said is an important tradition.
"We've done this every year, and I think it's gone on for – gosh – 20 or 30 years and maybe even longer than that," Willingham said. "Obviously, the 101 Club is one of the prominent groups in this community in terms of amateur athletics. They do so many things to make things better for amateur athletics in this community and we want to be one, part of that in having their support, but also introducing our young men to business professionals and kind of showing them what the responsibilities are that they have. And that is not just the fact that you play the game, but there is a responsibility after the game to be involved in the community and have other young people have opportunities similar to this."