The Huskies have just come off the practice field, but a couple of key contributors didn't make it to the end.
Tailback Johri Fogerson suffered a hamstring injury, and punter Will Mahan suffered a sprained left knee.
Coach Steve Sarkisian did not give a prognosis on either.
Fogerson was the No. 2 tailback, behind Chris Polk.
The No. 2 punter behind Mahan is junior walk-on Kiel Rasp, who has never appeared in a college game.
After practice today, UW special teams coordinator Johnny Nansen expressed his confidence in Rasp.
“Kiel’s a good punter, a good backup, and obviously he’s worked his way,” Nansen said. “He’s getting better every day, and he’s ready to step up when we need him.”
Other news from today:
TAKING THE BLAMEUW defensive coordinator Nick Holt said his play calling was most directly responsible for the Huskies’ defensive problems in the third quarter, when they gave up the decisive 10 points to BYU.“The only thing that changed was the first two series of the third quarter trying to hard -- the kids weren’t, but as coaches and myself as the play caller, trying to hard to get good field position,” he said. “I should have just been a little simpler and we wouldn’t have given up that big touchdown. It’s third and 10, it’s three and out if we get out of that drive, we were a little too aggressive and we didn’t execute it correctly. But it was something that we didn’t need to do, or I didn’t need to call. I thought the kids played hard, we tackled really well, we had two bad series in the third quarter, and that wasn’t their fault; that was my fault.”
EXTRA POINTSCoach Steve Sarkisian said there will be a tribute to police and firefighters at the stadium Saturday, which is the ninth anniversary of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. ... Sarkisian also said he would be disappointed if former USC tailback Reggie Bush would be stripped of the Heisman Trophy he won when Sarkisian was an assistant coach at the school. “I’m disappointed about the whole situation,” Sarkisian said. “Whatever Reggie did, he did. Make up your mind. Are you going to punish the team, or are you going to punish the kid? Which is it?”