Saturday, August 11, 2007

Picture Day

The first week of practice is about to wrap up, the team is now practicing in pads, and participating in full contact drills. This is about the time the coaches get a good idea of what type of talent they really have on hand.

One thing for sure they are really happy about the freshmen running backs. All four of them are doing well so far, and one kid that most felt would be moved to another position is really in the mix. Brandon Yakaboski from Mt Si has really impressed the coaching staff. Looks like the staff hit four home runs with these kids, and all of them are pushing sophomore JR Hasty to back up Louis Rankin.

The coaches are also excited about the young kids at defensive back. Vonzell McDowell, Quinton Richardson, and Victor Aiyewa have all showed well and are vying for immediate playing time.

Frosh kicker Erik Folk is still suffering from back spasms, but the walkon kickers have been showing pretty well early in camp, so that is a relief.

Washington will practice in the morning, then hold its annual Picture Day at 1:30 p.m. at Husky Stadium. Fans are invited to have pictures taken with players, coach Ty Willingham and also get the opportunity to get autographs. The players get as much of a kick out of this as the fans do, so if you are in Seattle today, wander down to the stadium and meet the team.

Here is an item I came across that the Dairy Farmers of Washington are going to love.

The Huskies are experimenting with a new form of nutritional replacement following practices. Along with giving the usual water and sports drinks to rehydrate and replenish during grueling preseason practices, Washington's football staff is requiring its players to drink a small carton of fat-free chocolate milk.

Weekly Poll Question

Should Ty Willingham have known about Jordan Murchison's assault case?

Yes 29% (4 votes)
No 0% (0 votes)
He knew and covered it up 0% (0 votes)
He knew and Murchison let him down by not showing up for court 64% (9 votes)

Other- Murchison's a big boy, and he let the team down. Ty can't go to court for him. 7% (1 votes)

I like the other answer, in the end Murchison let the team down, and the coach can't babysit him. One thing that came out was while Ty knew about the assault charge, he didn't know about a couple estra domestic abuse sharges that popped up in June. Chances are Jordan won't be coming back.

This week we ask:

Which Frosh is making the most impact early in camp?

Seems like quite a few are making an early impression. Tough to pick one now, but quite a few will play in 2007.


hairofthedawg said...

I went with McDowell for maybe the wrong reason...I feel he'll make the most impact over the course of the season, not early impact in camp. It's nice to read that so many are impressing early, but doesn't say much for our depth that they may make an impact...or, are they just that good?

Health Insurance Expert said...

I think the safe bet is to go with a DB, or RB. I have a feeling that Hasty will fall in the depth chart.

prrbrr said...

I found it interesting that TW didn't mention Nate Williams in his comments, as most everybody believed he would shift to defense and possibly start. I guess with so many players it might be hard to mention them all.

hairofthedawg said...

good point pb, but maybe the switch isn't coming as quickly to Nate. It will come.

Nice to see CJ end the Seahawks' game, although I could have picked that one off.

Health Insurance Expert said...

I think it is hard to tell what is going on till the final week when they start preparing for the game. Some kids get mentioned now, others don't, and it doesn't mean the one's not mentioned aren't doing well. Nate will have a good career, don't worry about that, carrers aren't made the first week. I will tell you this a kid that comes in a DB has a little edge over a kid that is being converted to DB.

Health Insurance Expert said...

Funny we were just talking about how Nate hasn't been metioned, then Ty mentions that he has a good chance to play this year.