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Archives: April 2007

April
29th

4th round: Stanback to Cowboys, Goldson to 49ers

The top two — perhaps only two — Huskies expected to be taken in the NFL draft both went early today, as the Dallas Cowboys selected quarterback/receiver/returner Isaiah Stanback, and the San Francisco selected safety Dashon Goldson.


In a brief phone conversation I had with Stanback, he said he was very excited to go to a team with the great tradition of the Cowboys, but he was disappointed to hear that they plan to use him only at receiver and kick returner, not quarterback.


I’m also hearing that the Seahawks have spoken to both Kenny James and

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April
28th

Purple 44, Gold 7

This was an interesting game because the UW coaches decided to put their key players in purple and let them enjoy some success against the reserves.


So this game did provide some good memories for the Huskies starters to take with them into summer. And, amid all that good feeling, coaches and players seem convinced that this offense really does have enough weapons not only to rout the UW subs, but also to give other teams trouble during the regular season.


Carl Bonnell was 8-of-15 for 127 yards and three touchdowns. Jake Locker was 4-of-8 for 38 yards

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April
28th

Halftime: Purple 28, Gold 0

The first half played out according to form with the Purple — starters and top reserves — dominating the Gold team, 28-0.


Receiver Marcel Reece has been dominating with three touchdowns: a one-handed catch of a nice lob from Jake Locker, a 10-yard out from Bonnell, and a nice 32-yard catch and run including a nice juke past walkon DB Jay Angotti.


I don’t have halftime stats, but No. 2 quarterback has been highly effective. Jake Locker only so-so, especially given the talent advantage of this team.


Finally, this: Linebacker Dan Howell isn’t here, for reasons to

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April
28th

Purple favorted

THe rosters for today’s spring scrimmage have just been distributed, and the purple is looking good.


Coach Tyrone Willingham has traditionally divided his rosters for the most competitive game possible, but today he seems to have stacked things for fireworks … Purple fireworks. The Purple team is heavy on No. 1 players, and in many cases No. 1 and 2 players: quarterback, for example, where Jake Locker and Carl Bonnell are both Purple teamers, while Ronnie Fouch and Chandler Clemons lead the Gold team.


I wouldn’t expect the 3-0 game we got a couple of springs ago.


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April
27th

Locker — and more — on display at spring game

UW spring football practice ends Saturday with the annual Purple and Gold game, which kicks off at 12:45 p.m.


The obvious highlight seems to be quarterback Jake Locker’s Dawg debut. However, fans won’t get that full Locker experience because quarterbacks will be protected from contact. And a Locker who can’t run isn’t the Jake Locker who many hope will transform the Huskies come September.


Other things to watch:


&bullNo. 2 quarterback Carl Bonnell, who has been actually been more impressive than Locker in the five open practices that I saw this spring — especially in terms

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April
26th

UW aims for a game-like spring game

Practice was closed today, and since the team was off yesterday, there wasn’t a lot of news out of today’s media session.


However, coach Tyrone Willingham did announce that he has decided to play the spring game in as much of a game-like format as possible.


There will be exceptions, such as the use of a running clock, except in the final two minutes of each half when normal clock stoppages will be observed. At other times, the clock will stop only on change of possessions and scores.


Also, quarterbacks will be protected from contact.

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