Coach Willingham met with the media for the final time until the postgame news conference Saturday after the San Jose State game.
There wasn’t much news except for a pretty vague injury update. He said defensive end Greyson Gunheim’s recovering knee has held up well to practice this week, but cornerback Dashon Goldson’s high ankle sprain has been more of a problem. Goldson is expected to see limited action in the opener, but the final decision may not come until gametime. Willingham also indicated that receivers Quintin Daniels, Chris Hemphill and some unnamed others also will be gametime decisions.
Washington’s game jerseys are cut slightly differently this season, so the quarterbacks practiced in them this week to make sure they allow comfortable arm movement. Willingham said he would have liked for the whole team to scrimmage in the new uniforms, but logistics prevented it.
The coach also seemed quite pleased with the kicking game. We’ve all gotten a pretty good look at punter Sean Douglas, but Willingham a lot more of new placerkicker Michael Braunstein, and his praise seemed real and he mentioned a 51-yarder Braunstein had kicked in practice.