We're not going to hear from coach Willingham today, but we've gotten pretty good briefings from both coordinators.
I posted on Kent Baer earlier, and Tim Lappano just gave us a nice rundown on the offense.
He seemed generally pleased with the first-team offense in yesterday's scrimmage, a tad disappointed in the No. 2s.
But he might have sounded most fired up about true freshman Brandon Johnson (pictured), who apparently runs far harder than you might guess from his size: 5-11, 195. Lappano seems to think Johnson's power and his ability to hold onto the ball could make him the Huskies' long-sought solution for their short-yardage offense.
In general, it seems that J.R. Hasty might remain the No. 2 back behind Louis Rankin, but that all of the freshmen tailbacks are doing good things.
In the lone remaining battle on the offensive line, it sounds like Ben Ossai and Cody Habben will share time at tackle regardless of who starts.
Lappano seemed most disappointed that none of the three tight ends have really claimed the job in fall. Michael Gottlieb seems to at least have scored points for consistency, as Johnie Kirton and Rob Lewis have dropped too many passes.
On the outside, Anthony Russo seems back from his broken pinky and will be ready to go against Syracuse. Also Charles Hawkins just keeps catching most of what is thrown his way, and could have earned a brief appearance.