Hey folks, Ryan Divish here, filling in for Don today, while he gets some stuff done at the office for the upcoming Huskies preview.
I guess the big news of the day was that Tyrone Willingham canceled today's afternoon practice. With 11 days before the first game, it seems a bit unusual. But Willingham, as only he can, downplayed the whole situation.
"We're probably going to change our schedule so this afternoon we won't be out on the field," Willingham said. "We'll spend a little more time meeting on working on some thing from that perspective. It's just a natural thing to do based on where our team is and how they are feeling. It should help them be even better to be where our goal is soon to be 11 days from now."
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Using a coach-speak translator, that seems to mean, some of the guys are a little beat up and have some tired legs.
"We feel like it's the right time to just put a little rest in there," Willingham said. "We have some naturally built into our schedule, but this we'll just add to it. We anticipated that we would need it at some point."
"The banged-up is not the key ingredient. It's just the fact of where your legs are as a moving unit," Willingham added .
Jake Locker update
I saw him he had post practice ice on his throwing shoulder and sore hamstring - both typical of this time of the season.
"Jake has been fine," Willingham said. "Obviously, he's still not doing everything and we're not including him in everything, but he could do everything."
* Juan Garcia missed practice this morning with a death in the family. He may return to campus sometime this afternoon or possibly tomorrow.
* Nate Williams was limping around practice and was limited this morning.
"One of his bruises caught up with him a little bit, so one of the precautions to slow him down a little bit," Willingham said.