We've got a lot of special Pac-10 and NCAA football coverage in the Thursday newspaper, and that took me away from UW a little bit Wednesday.
However, I was there enough be part of a good conversation with Senio Kelemete, the true freshman out of Evergreen High, who will start at defensive tackle for the Huskies on Saturday night at Oregon.
I'll have a feature on him (and tailback Chris Polk, the other true freshman starter) in the Thursday paper.
Meanwhile, a few other notes from today:
The Huskies practiced under the lights for the second consecutive night, preparing for the 7 p.m. Saturday kickoff at Autzen Stadium. It also was the second consecutive practice that was fully closed, including the first 25 minutes that Coach Willingham has traditionally held open.
The team will hold an afternoon practice Thursday and bus down to Eugene, Ore., on Friday.
No new or unexpected health problems have been announced this week.
And finally, the UW Alumni Association reminds you folks heading down to Oregon that they will hold the first of their pregame tailgate parties -- called Washington Warm Ups -- starting three hours before kickoff Saturday. Details are available at uwalum.com.