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August 5, 2008 3:07 PM

Notes from Willingham

Posted by Bob Condotta

UW coach Tyrone Willingham just met with the media for his daily session and there wasn't much earth-shattering. But I'll pass along a few quick notes:

--- In what might be the most newsworthy item, he said incoming DL Alameda Ta'amu is continuing to recover from a foot injury suffered in high school and will be monitored closely. Ta'amu sat out some of practice Monday with what was likely something related to that injury. He said that could impact the ability of Ta'amu to play this season by restricting his practice time but that it was too early to tell.

--- He said TE Chris Izbicki will be punished "within the structure'' of the team but otherwise wouldn't elaborate.

--- He said De'Shon Matthews is up to about 275 pounds and could still end up at either tackle or end. As with some other players, he said fall camp will tell a lot about sorting that out.

--- Chris Polk told reporters today he prefers TB, the spot he spent most of his time at in practice Monday (I'll have more from Polk on this later). Willingham said he expects that Polk would prefer running back since that it the position he has the most experience, but that he will continue to get looked at both RB and WR with camp determining where he ends up the most.

--- He said he is pleased by the progress of Juan Garcia, saying "everything we've seen so far indicates good things ahead.''

--- Walk-on LB Fred Wiggs is back on the roster after getting some academic issues cleared up.

More later.

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