It's been a long road back since Nov. 19. That's when Halliday suffered a lacerated liver against Utah early in the second quarter, and then kept playing until the final gun in overtime.
His season over, just walking to class was agony. And even when spring ball arrived months later, it was clear he wasn't healed up yet. Most observers, including Bud Withers in the Seattle Times today, rate Halliday's chances of passing incumbent Jeff Tuel in fall camp as between slim and none. Halliday, however, plans to go after the job with everything he has -- because the worst that can happen, he says, is that it will make Tuel and the Cougs better.
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