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Surgery next week for freshman TB Chris Polk

True freshman tailback Chris Polk is scheduled to have surgery to repair his torn labrum next week, which will end his season. A medical redshirt is expected.

That was the main news from coach Tyrone Willingham's final press conference before the Oklahoma game on Saturday.

Other news:

TE Michael Gottlieb has practiced this week and is expected to make his season debut Saturday.

Safety Nate Williams is expected to return to practice today after illness. Willingham said his availability to help bolster UW's thin secondary on Saturday is undetermined.

Willingham listed the tailback order as David Freeman, Willie Griffin and Brandon Johnson; while offensive coordinator Tim Lappano said their could also be a role for Brandon Yakaboski.