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Time to put the sticks away, here comes football

Post by Don Ruiz / The News Tribune on July 28, 2008 at 5:52 pm with No Comments »
July 28, 2008 5:52 pm

We’re down to less than a week until the Huskies take the practice field for the start of fall camp next Monday afternoon.

Today — exactly one week in advance — brought the annual UW coaches/media golf outing at Washington National in Auburn. This is a very nice addition that Tyrone Willingham brought to the job, and it’s a great time to get to know the coaches a bit without sticking tape recorders in their faces.

We obviously caught a break with the dazzling weather, and I paired into an exceptionally fun foursome along with offensive coordinator Tim Lappano (who can hit the ball a mile), FOX’s Aaron Levine, and KJR’s Mike Gastineau.

Football coaches often say that just when their games start coming around, they know it’s time to put their sticks away for another season. That may have been the case today as Lappano — and Levine, who can really play — did most of the heavy lifting in carrying us to a five-under 67 in best-ball play.

After the round, Willingham said a few words of greeting, setting a nice tone for the next four or five months, when we’ll be seeing each other more days than not.

As mentioned, no real news came from the round, although I get the impression that Lappano is really fired up about the potential of some of those young receivers. That youth means there will be some errors and frustrations, but he seems to love their talent and potential.

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