Coach Tyrone Willingham is a weather-watcher and he notes that there will be a high temperature of 91 in the Valley of the Sun on Saturday. Even given the 7:15 kickoff, he figures that the temperature should be in the 80s for much of the game at Arizona State -- high enough to call for more of a player rotation everywhere but at quarterback. However, he said there is still no decision on a No. 2 tailback between J.R. Hasty, Curtis Shaw and Brandon Johnson.
Asked about the Huskies' defensive line, Willingham said they have been generally solid, but have allowed too many big plays.
He also says that the close relationship between ASU coach Dennis Erickson and UW offensive coordinator Tim Lappano might be meaningful on the golf course, but he doesn't think it will mean much in the game Saturday. I'll likely write more about that relationship in the Wednesday paper.