Here’s my spring game preview for the Saturday paper, mostly trying to outline some of the areas fans might find most interesting in their one spring look at the time.
I’ll be especially interested in watching the play of the large secondary, the small defensive line, the passing of Jake Locker and Ronnie Fouch, the running of the young runners, and maybe most of all, the performance of the new receivers.
I’ll be back on radio with Dave “The Groz” Grosby on KJR, 950-AM, at 1:35 p.m. today, talking about the Huskies’ spring practices, the Purple and Gold game at 12:45 Saturday, and perhaps some outgoing Huskies’ chances in this weekend’s NFL draft and the free agency period beyond.
We just talked to UW center Juan Garcia, who confirmed that he will try to rehab his Lisfranc foot injury without surgery, which under a best case could get him on field field early next fall.
If that doesn’t seem to be work over the next four weeks, then he would have surgery, which would mean the end of his UW career, and maybe his football career. He said that if he’s well in 2009 and thought he had a reasonable chance in some NFL camp that he will give it a shot. But if not, he said
Willingham didn’t announce the rosters or even promise ones-vs.-ones, twos-vs.-twos. However he said he thinks competitive games are most useful, and that’s apparently what they’re aiming for.
The game will be played with a running clock (mostly), and with quarterbacks protected from contact. Willingham also implied that he isn’t planning to show much of the playbook, and he said his No. 1 goal — as always — is for