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Slippery when wet, and that’s OK

Post by Todd Milles / The News Tribune on Sep. 29, 2009 at 7:16 pm with No Comments »
September 29, 2009 7:16 pm

Rain, rain – stick around!

The weather reported called for showers in Seattle much of the week, and the Huskies saw that (and a little bit of wind) Tuesday for their afternoon practice.

And in anticipation for wet weather in South Bend, Ind. this week for the matchup against Notre Dame, coach Steve Sarkisian held practice outdoors instead of in the Dempsey Center.

And it rained hard, with an occasional rumble of thunder.

“It’s funny to watch some of our freshmen from California and they’re like, ‘Wow,’” UW offensive coordinator Doug Nusmeier said. “Hey, this is football. It rains sometimes. If it is raining on Saturday, hopefully this helps get us prepared. … I really believe this: That was a productive practice from the standpoint that you have to get used to handling a football when it gets slick. And I think that we did a good job of learning to deal with that. We haven’t had a ton of rain really in fall camp. So it was a positive thing for us.”

Other stuff:

• On the Pacific-10 Conference call Tuesday, Sarkisian said linebacker E.J. Savannah (foot) will be a game-time decision. His MRI came back, but the coach revealed very little on what doctors found.

• Also a late-week decision will be the status of receiver Devin Aguilar (sprained knee), who did some light jogging around the field while teammates practice.

• Running back Demitrius Bronson continued to see limited snaps with the first-string offense. Sarkisian wants to share Chris Polk’s workload a little bit with another running back.

• Wednesday is the first day of classes for the UW players, and students campus-wide.

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