We just got our one exposure to coach Tyrone Willingham today, and health news was the main topic.
Unfortunately, the meeting came too early for any update on the status of quarterback Jake Locker, whose thumb is being re-examined today. However, Willingham did say that even if Locker is cleared by the previously announced mid-November schedule, the decision of whether to use him or not will depend not only on his health but on the Huskies season. Assuming the bowl math is out the window by then, then it's more likely that Locker will simply call it a season.
Meanwhile, Willingham said that Casey Bulyca's knee injury is apparently season ending, and therefore college-career ending.
He also said that TE Kavario Middleton missed practice Tuesday due to having a wisdom tooth removed. Willingham also said that he remains pleased with Middleton's freshman season even though senior Mike Gottlieb has taken his spot as the featured tight end.