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August 14, 2008 8:44 AM

Don James speaks

Posted by Bob Condotta

For those of you who wanted to know what Don James thought after watching practice Wednesday, here you go.

I was able to catch up with the former Husky coach after practice and as you can see, he doesn't think much of the schedule the Huskies have to play this season.

"We played good teams,'' he said. "But the non-conference schedule should have one or two a year in his (Tyrone Willingham's) favor. Because the league schedule is so tough. You've got nine league games now. If you go into (conference play) with three teams that are as good or better than you, you could have a long season.''

James doesn't like the fact that there are three byes, either, saying "I sure wouldn't want to be playing after Thanksgiving.'' That's kind of just a changing-nature-of-college-football-type thing there, however.

As I wrote in the story, James mentioned the schedule a few times when asked his assessment of the season.

"They've got a tough early schedule and they've got to stay healthy,'' he said. "You get a couple of guys dinged up. ...''

One player he mentioned standing out that I wasn't able to get in the article was true freshman WR Jordan Polk.

"He's a quick little guy,'' James said. "He's not very big, but he looked good on the kick returns.''

In the story itself, James offers other thoughts on the program and Willingham.

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