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Oregon QB question still under cone of silence

Nate Costs, Oregon's presumed No. 1 quarterback missed practice Thursday with a knee injury. However, there is no firm word on a prognosis regarding his availability for the Washington game yet. Maybe Monday.

Or maybe not until gametime, as coach Mike Bellotti seems to have a heightened interest in establishing a cone of silence over other camp issues too, as the opener ticks down to eight days and counting.

Meanwhile, the ever secretive Huskies camp also moves into something closer to lockdown mode as kickoff approaches. Coach Willingham isn't available to the media today. Neither Willingham nor his players are available Saturday. And next week's final two pre-opener practices -- Wednesday and Thursday -- will be fully closed, including the opeing 25 minutes of warmups that is usually open to writers and photographers.