Watching LeGarrette Blount run over and around flailing Oregon defenders during spring practices — thereby easing concerns over the departure of first-round NFL draft pick Jonathan Stewart — it’s impossible not to wonder how this elusive, 6-foot-2, 230-pound running back got away from the southern regional powers that coveted him, such as Alabama and Florida State, which were far closer to his hometown of Perry, Fla. You can read more about that here in Ted Miller’s column for ESPN.
Arizona State quarterback Rudy Carpenter recently made the decision to postpone surgery until after spring practice had completed. You can read about it here.
Washington center Juan Garcia may have seen his football career come to an end. Dawgman.com’s Chris Fetters writes about it in an article today that you can read here.
So thinks Seattle P-I columnist Robert Jamieson. Schultz, the Starbucks CEO, sold the Seattle SuperSonics two years ago to an ownership group that has now gotten the green light to relocate the franchise to Oklahoma. Schultz is suddenly fighting back, but is the effort for real? You can read Jamieson’s column here.
The presumed strength of Washington’s football team this fall is thought to be its offensive line. During this past Friday’s practice, that strength took a shot as an apparently serious injury befell Center Juan Garcia.
As Bob Condotta reports in this story, a MRI will be run on Monday.