Coach Tyrone Willingham said the Huskies accomplished what he wanted during the bye week, mostly meaning getting extra work for the younger players while the regulars got an easier-than-usual week to refresh and heal.
The players said they feel great and are ready to get back into action Saturday at ASU.
Several also said that they used the rare free weekend for a rare chance to be football fans again, catching games on TV or in person. I wrote a little about that in the Tuesday paper.
A few other notes:
Willingham said safety Jason Wells could have surgery on his injured knee this week. Junior Darin Harris began the week listed as the No. 1 strong safety ahead of freshman Nate Williams, but Willingham said that could change. He added that he doesn't yet know if recently reinstated cornerback Jordan Murchison will play this weekend.
Nothing has been settled among J.R. Hasty, Curtis Shaw and Brandon Johnson is the competition for No. 2 tailback behind Louis Rankin. However, Rankin said he was impressed by all three in the extra work the reserves were given last week.
Willingham said reports that receiver recruits Devin Aguilar and Anthony Boyles received passing SAT scores are "exciting rumors," but he declined confirmation or comment until receiving the paperwork that will make it official.