The stadium news dominated things today. However, coach Tyrone Willingham had some good health news, saying linebacker Dan Howell, tailback Brandon Johnson and cornerback Byron Davenport are healthy enough to travel to the UCLA game and are likely to play Saturday.
Willingham added that he wouldn't hesitate to play Davenport despite all the time he has missed during camp and so far this season.
Meanwhile, junior quarterback Patrick Cowan is expected to start for UCLA, replacing regular starter Ben Olson, who showed concussion-like symptoms this week. Cowan started the final eight games last season, including the Bruins upset of Southern California. Willingham said the uncertainty "does kind of dilute what you can do for game preparations."
Finally, Willingham is a serious weather-watcher. Forecasts call for a 40 percent chance of rain in Pasadena, Calif., on Saturday. And as he pointed out, the Huskies should be more used to rain than the Bruins.