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August 14, 2008 10:13 AM

More on Kelemete's arrival

Posted by Bob Condotta

The good news yesterday was that freshman defensive tackle Senio Kelemete finally arrived at Washington's camp.

The bad news is that it sounds now as if he never needed to be delayed in his arrival in the first place.

Kelemete's high school coach at Evergreen, Shaun Tarantola, said yesterday that just as Kelemete was completing his final test for an on-line class to complete his final core course, the NCAA Clearinghouse determined it had initially erred, and Kelemete had everything he needed all along.

"He took the test (Tuesday) night and we're assuming he passed,'' he said. "But we just found out that the Clearinghouse cleared him and that it was a mistake on their part. All of that was basically for nothing, so Senio missed a week-and-a-half of practice for a Clearinghouse mistake.

"It's too bad for him, but it makes him a little more hungry to get in the mix.''

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Posted by Cliffhanger

10:25 AM, Aug 14, 2008

I saw it... cliffhanger!

Posted by Woof!

10:25 AM, Aug 14, 2008

Man, that's BS... He'll step it up though now. Go dawgs!

Posted by Seattle Dave

10:32 AM, Aug 14, 2008

Reason No. 1,538 why the NCAA sucks.

Posted by OlyDawg

10:33 AM, Aug 14, 2008

Sounded like a bogus reason for not clearing him in the first place. Wasn't he like 1/2 of a credit short and he already participated in the Bridge Program (which had nothing to do with his grade issues)?

This gives me a lot of confidence in their investigations of USC misdeeds. * rolleyes *

Posted by Reality Check

10:38 AM, Aug 14, 2008

What??? The NCAA *bleeped* something up?
Still waiting to see how much longer they can ignore the USC transgressions. It seems their stalling strategy might be working though. At this point, I think most people have just accepted the fact that the NCAA is not going to take any action related to the obvious lack of institutional control at USC -- Mayo, Bush, Jarrett, and dozens of other open violations.

It must be nice to be one of the NCAA's 5 or 6 cash cow schools that get a free pass no matter what rules they violate.

Posted by 2003 dawg

10:43 AM, Aug 14, 2008

The NCAA should pay damages for there mistake in the form of reinstating Noble.

It's only fair....

Posted by Husky Fan In New York

10:47 AM, Aug 14, 2008

What's worse, Big Government or the NCAA?!?

Posted by Optimistic Husky

10:47 AM, Aug 14, 2008

This is depressing... (initially posted by jh)

...1 of 2... ...

...2 of 2...

Posted by BadmoonSeattle

10:56 AM, Aug 14, 2008

Here's a fun read about our friends down in Southern California

Posted by UW Dawg Fan On Campus

11:04 AM, Aug 14, 2008

Optimistic Husky-

Those articles are obviously written by a Stanford fan and not too impartial. I am not saying I don't have bias towards the Huskies but when he is talking about our secondary and has 2 of the 4 starters wrong I don't trust his opinions.

Posted by Patrick

11:20 AM, Aug 14, 2008

The Stanford articles, and the messages coming from ALL of the UW's opponents this year, illustrate one very important fact: They ALL expect to beat the Huskies this year.

Posted by Formerly Guest

11:22 AM, Aug 14, 2008

Thanks for the link.

Posted by Craig

11:23 AM, Aug 14, 2008

Agreed, Dawg Fan - I wouldn't put too much stock into that report, or one that states we'll win every game. It's all just speculation until the cleats hit the turf.

Posted by poster

11:24 AM, Aug 14, 2008

Those articles echo what should be our own questions though. Jake did have inopportune turnovers and did have a low pass rating. They should both improve, but if they don't, he'll start being considered a great kid, good athlete, okay QB.
I think he's got all the tools to be an excellent QB, but he wasn't there last year, even if he was always the most exciting to watch.

Posted by Husky Fan In New York

11:25 AM, Aug 14, 2008

That stuff is rehashing last year. I wouldn't expect the Huskies to be much better either if Locker was time frozen as RS-Frosh QB starting in his 1st year, Kent Baer still being the DC, and the secondary being inexperienced and young.

However, and unfortunately for them, that is not the case. Locker is a RS-Soph, is now in his 3rd year in the offense, and is bigger/stronger. Baer is obviously gone and that may be the biggest difference on the team. From what I've read, the defense is actually excited to play for him and to be much more aggressive. Laslty, Donatell's specialty is the secondary. We return our best defenders (outside of EJ in the near future) in Daniel Teo'Nesheim, Donald Butler, and Mason Foster, and all our safeties plus Meshpin Forrester. And we have many more options at CB with Q. Rich taking his RS off, Davenport back in the flow of Pac-10 ball again, and Vonzell McDowell also in the mix with Marquis Persley also taking his RS off.

Posted by Formerly Guest

11:32 AM, Aug 14, 2008


When will Lappano have the RBs and WRs "whittled down" to the immediately playable ones? I think we all look forward to your reporting of those lists, should the coaching staff share that information.

Too bad that Kelemente is out 10 days at fault of the NCAA, with 16 days left to get ready for UO, the first 5 of which - by NCAA rule - have to be spent padless...which will just further retard his development and any chances of him getting on the field as early as 8/30.

However, it is great to have him on the team this year. The season is more than just the first 3 games.

Posted by OlyDawg

11:34 AM, Aug 14, 2008

That scout article also said we had a RB named "Hardy".

I'm guessing they meant Hasty, who isn't even on the team, so their assessment of the team is less than impressive.

They also state that they think we'll be last in the conference for a second straight year, which sounds far-fetched considering Stanford and especially WSU.

Posted by poster

11:36 AM, Aug 14, 2008

Agreed OlyDawg, article perhaps less than impressive, but it does have some valid points. Even if they are only questions at this point (and I believe a contrary answer to the article author).

Posted by Formerly Guest

11:38 AM, Aug 14, 2008

WSU has a Hardy at RB. Maybe they are confusing him with our guys.

Posted by Oregon-must-be-crushed

11:42 AM, Aug 14, 2008

Roy Lewis Safety?? Obviously whomever wrote the Stanford proproganda articles did all his research from a stat book and spent no time actually watching a game.

Posted by John

11:46 AM, Aug 14, 2008

"Donatell's specialty is the secondary"? Um, the Yucks ran for over 450 yards against us last year. Gotta stop the run or it's going to be a long season.

Posted by jh

11:55 AM, Aug 14, 2008

..."However, and unfortunately for them, that is not the case. Locker is a RS-Soph"...

...interesting that only Locker got a year older and better...and none of his competition...

Posted by belllingham husky

12:07 PM, Aug 14, 2008

well jh, yes some of his competion is a year older and wiser. Also, some have graduated or gone pro. This is all while the new freshmen and transfers come in. This is how college football works.

But, conventional wisdom would be that Locker improves with a year under his belt. That is a net gain for UW and makes a difference.

Are you trying to argue that experience doesnt matter.

Posted by John

12:14 PM, Aug 14, 2008

Hey Bellingham about Rankin, net loss or net gain?

Posted by jh

12:15 PM, Aug 14, 2008 point exactly...the whole Pac-10 got more experienced... except the freshmen, who willingham is counting on more than any other Pac-10 coach...

Posted by John

12:16 PM, Aug 14, 2008 about the WR core, net loss or net gain?

Posted by bellingham husky

12:30 PM, Aug 14, 2008

@ john and john h.

Rankin was a loss, for sure. I think we were in better shape last year at RB.

I would our OL should be better with experience.

WR probably a little step back but they didn't do that well last year.

What's your point?

My point was that JH discounting specifically the fact that a year of experience will help locker and therefore the team was silly.

Posted by onewoodwacker

12:34 PM, Aug 14, 2008

jh - Is there anything you do like about UW football?

Posted by jh

12:42 PM, Aug 14, 2008

...I like willingham coaching against ND for the next two fact...I'm betting on it...

Posted by Caldawg

12:47 PM, Aug 14, 2008

Jake will be improved and more consistent in passing even with young WR. If he doesn't next year they move Jake to RB where he would be an All American and they start Fouch. The kid is good and the combination next year would be something.

But it is all a mutt point since Jake will work magic, Polks will surprise along with a number of other young players. Dawgs will win on the 30th and keep going forward. Can't wait.

Posted by onewoodwacker

12:50 PM, Aug 14, 2008

jh - if thats all you like whats the point of your posts?

Posted by SnohomishRick

12:51 PM, Aug 14, 2008

jh must work for the clearinghouse.

Posted by jh

12:57 PM, Aug 14, 2008

...think of what I'm doing here as a public service for the UW football fan...the quicker you rid yourself of willingham...the quicker the UW football program will return to prominence...

Posted by SnohomishRick

1:03 PM, Aug 14, 2008

onewood, the only valid points that jh has are the tip of his head and the tip of his johnson. Which I beleive most of his comments originate, from his little willy johnson.

Posted by onewoodwacker

1:11 PM, Aug 14, 2008

jh - if thats all you like whats the point of your posts?jh - using terms like "you" instead of "we" leads one to believe that you're really not involved in Husky Football - why do you care if Ty's the coach?

Posted by SnohomishRick

1:18 PM, Aug 14, 2008

onewood jh is a freakin little leprechaun from ND. His only reason to live is to destroy Ty.

Posted by VaDawg

1:43 PM, Aug 14, 2008

Optimistic Husky

What do read that garbage on Duckman...err..I mean Dawgman for? This article was posted on Aug. 9 and it refers to J.R. Hasty playing (he later refers to him as Hardy), he says that Juan Garcia's status for the season (pretty clear at this point that only early season is questionable), and that without Garcia we still return 4 starters. Further he says Brandon Johnson will be the starting tailback and it sure looks as if that might be Polk at this point. He refers to Foster and Butler only by their respective recruiting rankings and we all know that they are outperforming those ratings on the field. He also calls Wells the starter at safety, which may prove to to be true, but Victor Aiyewa and Nate Williams look like they may be the starters. Lastly, at the end of the article the guy refers to Stanford as "we". This guy is a putz! So yeah, it looks bleak according to that article with all of it's misinformation written by a Stanford homer.

Posted by VaDawg

1:44 PM, Aug 14, 2008

Oops I left off part of a sentence. He says that Juan Garcia is questionable to play at all this season.

Posted by Optimistic Husky

3:05 PM, Aug 14, 2008

The point is, Stanford considers the Huskies their best shot at winning an away game. So sad. Ty needs to go.

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