University officials aren't commenting on the search for a new football coach. However, all indications are that Notre Dame offensive coordinator Mike Haywood was in Seattle today to interview for the job. Although most indications also are that he isn't expected to be the guy.
Back to news people will actually comment on: Tailback Brandon Johnson was back at practice Thursday after missing two days due to a death in the family. Coach Tyrone Willingham had said Johnson might have missed too much practice to play this week. But he said Thursday that Johnson probably will travel with the team to Pullman.
Willingham said he doesn't know whether Johnson, Terrance Dailey, Willie Griffin or even FB/TB Luke Kravitz will start. (Actually, the latter would be very cool. He's a lifelone Husky fan, and starting or getting a lot of carries in the final Apple Cup of his career would be a nice happy story in a season that hasn't had near enough of them.)
Offensive tackle Ben Ossai (concussion) practiced today, and Willingham said he might start.
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The Huskies will fly to Pullman on Friday. As you may recall, they had bussed to Oregon. But the Cascade Mountains combined with the late-November date made flying the safer choice this time.