Some emailers have asked about J.R. Hasty's current role, so we asked about that today in our weekly session with offensive coordinator Tim Lappano.
He said there isn't a clear No. 2 right now, with Hasty and Brandon Johnson mostly recovered from mild injuries. However, Lappano said he wants to establish a No. 2 pretty quickly because it's a long season and Louis Rankin can't carry it alone. That could be especially true this week, when Lappano believes it is essential for the Huskies to establish a ground game.
Elsewhere in the backfield, we just got a moment with fullback Luke Kravitz who has been outfitted with a new cast on his hand, which should allow better control when running with or catching the ball. He seems possible for playing time Saturday.
Back to Lappano: He seems as impressed with the Ohio State defense as everyone else, noting that they're not the big and slow defense that sometimes shows up in the Big Ten: these guys are big and fast.
He also said UW's scoreless second half against Boise State was due more to their own errors than any adjustments by the Broncos.