A lot is being made on Isaiah Stanback being lost for the season, and rightfully so. (Stanback rides off the field Saturday; Associated Press photo.)
Stepping in is a player who originally signed with the Cougs – isn't that a funny set of circumstances? – Carl Bonnell, who changed his mind before playing in Pullman. There is also the possibility freshman quarterback Jake Locker may burn his redshirt year, though I don't think that is much of a possibility, even though Everett columnist John Sleeper is encouraging it.
Coach Tyrone Willingham is in this for the long haul. He knows he will get time to improve UW and Locker – and the rest of the freshmen who are redshirting – is a big part of that.
So we'll see which way the Huskies will go. We do know Bonnell will start this Saturday at Cal (what a baptism) with former Oregon Duck Johnny DuRocher as the backup. A Coug and a Duck as UW's quarterbacks. Seems weird, huh?
Finally, the P-I's Jim Moore has a goal for this year: Get something interesting out of Willingham.