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Good post-scrimmage reports from coordinators

There's no media time with Coach Willingham today, but we just got a good briefing from both coordinators on their thoughts of the Thursday scrimmage and how it has influenced their thinking going into Oregon game week.

Some highlights...

from offensive coordinator TIM LAPPANO

*True freshman running backs Johri Fogerson, David Freeman and Terrance Daily all looked good. He likened Forgerson's running style to that of Marcus Allen.

*Tight end Kavario Middleton has apparently "got the attention" of the UW defensive backs, who apparently got pretty physical with him. Still, Lappano said Middleton has been "real steady" and used his basketball skills to go up and get balls in traffic.

* He also repeated Willingham's observation from yesterday that almost all of the young receivers will play. But he also added these details:

Jermaine Kearse: very smooth and came on strong last week.

Cody Bruns: Slowed by back injury recently.

D'Andre Goodwin: The only certain starter.

Charles Hawkins: Walk-on is running good routes and can play inside and outside."Could get on field some."

Jordan Polk: Will get on the field in special situations to take advantage of his speed.

Anthony Boyles: Needs to improve practice habits.

Devin Aguilar: Return to health has allowed him to pick up his pace from early camp.

Alvin Logan: Big body who could make contribution with run blocking.

*Lappano said he expects to play six receivers and three tailbacks.

*Lappano said Juan Garcia's foot injury passed its test and said "I'm sure he's going to play" at Oregon.

*Jake Locker didn't take part in the scrimmage, although he reportedly took all of the snaps in this morning's practice.

Comments from defensive coordinator ED DONATELL

*He went into the scrimmage looking for certain areas rather than overall play.

*He left the field feeling that the defense has underperformed at the point of attack, but said he felt better after watching film.

*Still not sure of his starting lineup and may not even be firm on his depth chart at the start of game week on Monday.

*Very interested in Oregon's quarterback questions (see earlier blog entries), but assumes the Ducks have good people ready to step in.