PLAYER: K Justin Kahut
STATUS: Kahut is still bothered by a groin issue. An MRI done during the summer did not reveal any damage. Kahut will be on a kick count so he doesn't aggravate his nagging injury.
IMPACT: Kahut played through his injury last year, but his accuracy suffered. If his injury affects his kicking too much Matt Barker may be forced into action.
PLAYER: OG Michael Lamb
STATUS: Lamb is expected to be at full speed in early or mid-August.
IMPACT: Before his injury Lamb was expected to push Ryan Pohl for a starting guard spot. But his injury has set him back and he probably won't take the starting spot. Getting him up to speed quickly is important though to fill out the two deeps.
PLAYER: OT Wilder McAndrews
STATUS: After missing all of the spring, he is expected to be at full speed by mid-camp.
IMPACT: McAndrews is another walk-on who was expected to push for a starting spot. If he was at full strength he would compete with Michael Philipp and Colin Kelly for left tackle. Since he will be rehabbing he will help fill out the two deeps.
PLAYER: RB Ryan McCants
STATUS: The coaches are encouraged that McCants may be ahead of schedule and return to near full strength within the first week and half of practice.
IMPACT: In McCants absence freshman Ashton Jefferson and Jovan Stevenson will receive the backup repetitions. Riley hopes that is not long though as he wants an experienced player in the backfield when Quizz is not in the game.
PLAYER: QB Lyle Moevao
INJURY: Right throwing shoulder
STATUS: Started to throw in early July, but will be on a pitch count early on so he doesn't overwork his shoulder. Moevao is expected to be ready by the first game Sept. 5.
PLAYER: OT Timi Oshinowo
STATUS: Originally scheduled to return in mid-October Oshinowo is ahead of schedule and may return in early October.
IMPACT: Before injuring his knee he was the starter at left tackle. Due to his injury he probably won't play in 2009, but could help fill out the two deeps.
PLAYER: RB Jacquizz Rodgers
STATUS: After not participating in contact drills during the spring and receiving opinions from several doctors Quizz is 100%. The defensive players will be allowed to hit him, but within reason.
IMPACT: The coaches are fully confident that Quizz is 100% healed and ready to go. Pac-10 defenders look out!
PLAYER: WR James Rodgers
STATUS: James was also held out of contact drills in the spring, but already looked to be in mid-season form. He will be fair game in the fall.
IMPACT: Can you stop another Rodgers!?
PLAYER: DT Jesse Fifita
INJURY: Spinal stenosis
STATUS: Forced to quit football
IMPACT: Depth at tackle takes a hit - especially next year when two seniors graduate.
PLAYER: CB Brandon Hardin
STATUS: Over the summer Hardin had surgery on his hand to repair some ligament on muscle damage. He will be playing with a protective wrap.
IMPACT: Hardin will be competing with James Dockery and Patrick Henderson for a starting cornerback spot. While a wrap around his hand doesn't hurt his speed, it could affect his ability to snag interceptions.
PLAYER: DE Matt LaGrone
STATUS: Following sitting out spring camp LaGrone is expected to be at full strength.
IMPACT: With LaGrone back in the lineup the defensive ends have another weapon.
PLAYER: DT Brennan Olander
STATUS: Expected to be fully healed at start of camp.
IMPACT: There are plenty of bodies at defensive tackle, but another one, with experience, is never a bad thing.
PLAYER: LB Tony Wilson
STATUS: Wilson is out for the year.
IMPACT: Depth at middle linebacker took a major hit which may force a true freshman, Rueben Robinson or one of the Unga twins, into action.