All the local newspapers are bringing out their Husky season previews this week which makes sense since the opener is on Saturday. Not much new in any of the articles because the press has had very little access to the team since early last week.
We did learn that TB Chris Polk has been throwing up before games since he was six years old. that means you really don't want to sit next to him on the bus to Eugene.
Polk gets so nervous before games that he usually throws up, often multiple times, a habit dating to when he was 6 years old and due to his advanced abilities was thrown in against a bunch of older kids.
Jerry Brewer of the Seattle Times chimes in with the obligatory pat on the back of Juan Garcia.
They call it a small miracle, which is humorous because Juan Garcia, the proprietor of this gift, weighs 305 pounds. Offensive linemen are such understated behemoths. Give them something to marvel, and they make it all practical.
You can't have a preview without reviewing the legend of Jake Locker.
Since he arrived at Washington in 2006, Jake Locker has been the focus of most of the attention, the one around whom the program's hopes have revolved.
Over at the PI Molly Yanity writes about the freshmen return men.
Polk, now a true freshman with the Huskies, will return kickoffs Saturday at Autzen Stadium when Washington opens the 2008 season against Oregon. He could be the first Washington player to touch the football.
Molly also writes about the long road back for Chancellor Young.
Never did Young, a former All-America football player at O'Dea High School, figure he'd trade stretch nylon football pants for Carhartts. But he'd been expelled from the University of Washington for academic reasons, and his dreams of football grandeur were going up in a cloud of gypsum plaster dust.
John Boyle of the Herald writes about Jordan White Frisbee
It's late morning on the Monday before Washington's season opener, and Jordan White-Frisbee feels out of place. "It's crazy being here," the senior guard says, referring to the weekly press conference that takes place on each Monday of a game week. "I've never been invited to anything like this."
John Boyle also had the opportunity to speak with Tim Lappano.
Offensive coordinator Tim Lappano stopped by late this afternoon to answer questions about his offense (guess the OC wouldn't be answering questions about the defense, eh?)
Don Ruiz of the News Tribune remarks on a shortage of cupcakes.
By late Saturday night, the Washington Huskies will have begun their football season 1-0 or 0-1.
They’ll also be 1-0 or 0-1 in the Pacific-10 Conference race, and 1-0 or 0-1 in the annual round-robin against their Northwest rivals. That raises the stakes for the Huskies’ opener at Oregon, but not necessarily the degree of difficulty.