Husky Football Blog
Times reporter Bob Condotta keeps the news coming about the Montlake Dawgs.
April 23, 2008 9:13 AM
Posted by Bob Condotta
Juan Garcia's injury remains the biggest story of the moment for the Huskies, so it was again the focus of my story today.
I also talked with guard Casey Bulyca yesterday, asking him about the impact of Garcia's injury to the offensive line.
"Obviously it's a big, big hurt for us because he's been around for so long and he's been through so much,'' Bulyca said. "He's always been a leader and he came back for a sixth year for us. We're going to miss him if he doesn't come back at all. But in the long run I know that he doesn't want us to sit around and feel bad for him. He wants us to go out and win games this year. That's probably the best thing we can do for him is go out and play hard every game and do the best we can all year.''
Asked how difficult it is to replace a center, Bulyca said: "As an offensive line unit, all of us are pretty close. We are all pretty good friends. We've got some younger guys who are going to have to step up. Matt Sedillo looks like the most (plausible) candidate to step in for Juan. No matter who is there or ends up being there when we start against Oregon, I have full confidence that we will be fine.''
Asked how he thought Garcia was holding up, he said: "He's been fairly positive. There's nothing he can do about it. It's sort of a random act of God, I guess. It's not like you can go back in time and fix it. He's pretty much accepted the fact that he's hurt and more or less dealing with it. He's staying positive. He was just in the locker room a few minutes ago and it was good to see him. Everybody came up and gave him a big hug. He'll still be a big part of this program, no matter what.''