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Willingham shows a softer side


I don't know how good a football coach UW got when it hired Tyrone Willingham, but I do know they got a quality human being. Sure, he's not the most open guy with the media, and that's too bad. Sure, he always a stern visage when he's on the sidelines, and that hides his human side.

But Willingham's true character fights through the tough facade all the time, mostly in the little things he does. Take this example in today's Times. This little gesture by Willingham, one he didn't have to make, meant a lot to an old coach.

The Huskies will try to stop – or should I say limit? – Adrian Peterson on Saturday. But the OU running back may be unstoppable after being called out by his offensive coordinator this week.

The Oklahoma papers are focusing on UW's Isaiah Stanback and his running ability, according to Mike Allende in his Everett Herald blog.

Poor Jim Moore. Due to a stupid prediction about the Mariners, of all teams, the P-I columnist is going to have to quit bashing the Huskies at least until Apple Cup week. So he is trying to get a season's worth of ragging in between now and the M's elimination in the AL West race. His effort Thursday was a good start.

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