The final health update before the kickoff against Cal at Husky Stadium was mixed.
Coach Tyrone Willingham still hasn't named his starting quarterback. Carl Bonnell continues to work with the No. 1's and Jake Locker hasn't had a full practice since suffering his neck injury last week at Oregon State. Willingham said the No. 1 determining factor will be whether he believes Locker is well enough to protect himself in game conditions.
My strong guess: Bonnell starts this week.
My far less strong guess: Locker starts the Apple Cup.
In other injury news, safety Nate Williams seems to have recovered from his hamstring injury. However, linebacker Donald Butler (knee) seems doubtful. And receiver Quintin Daniels, who returned to practice after being out with a knee injury, reported back spasms.
And finally, with a cold, rainy day predicted for Saturday, the Huskies practiced outdoors on cold and rainy Thursday.