We didn't get any time with coach Tyrone Willingham today, but we got good briefings from both coordinators.
Coordinator Tim Lappano said his No. 1 goal of this bye week is to improve the running game. The Huskies will attempt that through scrimmaging. Lappano added that a new-look depth chart could emerge at tailback, receiver and along the offensive line. He mentioned that receivers Anthony Boyles and Chancellor Young and true freshman tailback Terrance Dailey have been coming on in practice. Daily hasn't been used yet this season, and Lappano noted that the time for deciding whether to play freshmen or redshirt them is near. Lappano also agreed with offensive line coach Mike Denbrock that Juan Garcia's inconsistent shotgun snaps last weekend might have been the result of distraction from a personal battle he had with an Oklahoma lineman.
Defensive coordinator Ed Donatell said he doesn't know if he'll have more healthy bodies available in the secondary by the Stanford game. He added that linebacker Matt Houston played more against Oklahoma because he "earned the right" in practice.