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August 16, 2008 4:07 PM

Scrimmage? Maybe. Definitely no Locker

Posted by Bob Condotta

Just back from the 25-minute session of practice open to the media, and the team appeared to be prepping for a scrimmage, though we got no confirmation of that.

Whatever took place after we left, Jake Locker was not a part of it as he was again on the sidelines. Unlike yesterday, when we saw him do some throwing and running, today we didn't see him do much of anything. With a day off tomorrow, maybe he was just taking it easy to give two days of rest before practice resumes Monday.

We counted 14 players as not in full pads --- Locker, RBs Brandon Yakaboski and Brandon Johnson, OLs Matt Sedillo, Juan Garcia, Jordan White-Frisbee and Casey Bulyca, TE Michael Gottlieb, WR Devin Aguilar, CB Byron Davenport, S Victor Aiyewa, DB Desmond Davis, LB T.J. Poe and CB Anthony Gobern. Only the latter two have serious injuries, however.

We're not sure what the situation is with Garcia since we didn't even see him out there --- the rest of the players were in various stages of uniform, some running the steps, others on bikes.

UW coach Tyrone Willingham said earlier in the day that there were only two more players on the injured list today than at the same point last year. Several of us looked up our stories from a year ago and actually counted that the difference would be six --- 14 this year opposed to eight last year. Of course, some of the 14 missing today are certainly for precautionary reasons, so maybe Willingham doesn't count them as injured.

Willingham also said earlier in the day that only Poe (and surely Gobern, though he didn't mention him) were out for the Oregon game, with everyone else expected ready by then.

And sorry to focus just on injuries, but frankly, that's all I've really got as all we saw was conditioning and some drills, and the injured guys standing around, so that's pretty much what there is to report.


--- Former Husky Olin Kreutz, in town with the Bears to play the Seahawks tonight, was on campus earlier in the day. Not sure if he met with UW players or not. DE Daniel Te'o-Nesheim, who like Kreutz is a native of Hawaii, said he saw Kreutz but didn't get a chance to meet him --- that was at lunch, and maybe they met later. "I just saw him and thought 'gosh, I wish I would have known that was him,''' Te'o-Nesheim said.

--- A UW official said the school should have a reponse next week to the news this week of the change in the Metro shuttle service.

--- J.P. Giglio, the one AP voter who cast a vote for the Huskies, offers his reasoning here.

All for now.

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