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August 6, 2008 12:52 PM

Wednesday afternoon update

Posted by Bob Condotta

Not a lot of real news today.

The team was in shorts again yesterday, so no injury news of note from Tyrone Willingham when he met the media before practice. Things will start to ramp up a bit today as the team puts on shoulder pads for the first time this camp and does a little bit of hitting. The Huskies will go into full pads for the first time Friday, and then hold its first two-a-day on Saturday.

No additions or substractions to the roster, either, though E.J. Savannah was again seen on-campus, talking to some players outside the team's lunch room. Not sure what to read into that, but certainly looks as if Savannah is keeping close to the program and attempting to do whatever is needed to get back on the roster.

Willingham talked again about the team's conditioning, saying it was good and that "we only had a few guys who didn't make the standard'' during the conditioning test on Monday. No word on who they are.

He mentioned Jake Locker, D'Andre Goodwin and Mesphin Forrester as those who have come back in paricularly good shape.

Willingham also said he "welcomes'' the heat that has hit Seattle the past few days, thinking it will be a good mental test for his players to battle through early in camp.

Willingham said it was too early to make any real assessment of the freshmen, saying "they are all swimming'' right now while trying to assimilate the playbook. "And the swimming doesn't really start yet,'' he added, noting things will only get more complicated down the road.

I talked a bit with Brandon Johnson, who said he is still not 100 percent after arthroscopic surgery after spring, but that he thinks he will be soon. He said he weighs 205 pounds but would like to get to about 210.

Also talked briefly with Alameda Ta'amu, who said he is still recovering from a foot injury suffered during the season last year at Rainier Beach but that he doesn't think it will be a big impediment to playing this season.

I'll try to have more on both of those conversations later.


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