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Archives: April 2008

April
26th

Halftime: Gold 3, Purple 0

The only score was a 39-yard field goal by Cory Rutkowski. The Gold had actually given up possession earlier, but got the ball back because the Purple had too many men on the field for the punt.


And that’s the kind of half it’s been.


A few stats:


Willie Griffin has 23 yards on seven carried, while the Brandons — Johnson and Yakaboski — each have 10 on three carries.


Leading receiver is D’Andre Goodwin, with four catches for 60 yards.


Linebacker E.J. Savannah, apparently running with the No. 2 defense, leads all tacklers with

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April
26th

Scoreless first quarter

Jake Locker fumbled the snap on a fourth-down attempt. Charles Hawkins has had a couple of big drops, including one in the end zone.


As the score indicates, not much offense.

April
26th

It’s Purple (No. 1 offense) vs. Gold (No. 1 defense)

The kids and visitors are being cleared from the Husky Stadium field, making way for the main event: the annual Purple and Gold football game.


It’s a beautiful day — sunny, football-weather cool, with lake and mountains shimmering in the distance. In other words, if you can get up here, you’d probably enjoy yourself.


If you can’t or don’t, the game will be broadcast on KJR, 950-AM, and I’ll blog a bit during and after.


We’ve just been given the rosters, and it appears that the Purple will feature the No. 1 offense and No. 2

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April
25th

Spring game, Spring Fling at UW today

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.


Meanwhile, here once again is a Spring Fling overview from the GoHuskies.com Web site.


The game will be live broadcast on KJR-950-AM, and of

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April
25th

Talking Purple and Gold at 1:35 this afternoon

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.


The conversation also will be streamed over the Internet.

April
24th

Garcia says thanks

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

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April
24th

‘Even split’ for Purple-Gold game on Saturday

Coach Tyrone Willingham said he will try to divide the team evenly for the spring-practice-ending Purple and Gold game at 12:45 p.m. Saturday.


Here’s our Friday story.


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

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