"I'll never say never, but I'd be surprised if he played," Washington Head Coach Keith Gilbertson said when asked about the status of sophomore QB Isaiah Stanback. Stanback shared time with Casey Paus in the Huskies' 35-16 opening-game loss to Fresno State back on the 5th, but a sprained ankle has been slow to heal. Isaiah did practice Tuesday, but 'he looked like a guy with a sprained ankle', according to Gilbertson. Paus will start, with Carl Bonnell now taking Stanback's spot in the two-deeps.
Gilbertson stressed that the offense will have to again start quickly on Saturday but convert this time around - something they weren't able to do with two missed field-goal opportunities against Fresno State. "UCLA is a fast-starting team," he said. The task will again be placed on Paus' shoulders. "He (Paus) doesn't need to go out there and be Dan Fouts," Gilbertson added, referring to the prolific numbers put up by the former Oregon Duck and San Diego Charger QB. "He just needs to go out thre and be more
efficient. We've got to move the chains."
Joe Toledo put in a full practice Tuesday, but Gilbertson is still calling Toledo's status 'questionable' for Saturday's game. "He
practiced yesterday, but it's been a long time since he's been able to go two days back-to-back.
Evan Knudson was also back and kicking after being diagnosed Monday with Mononucleosis. It was caught late, meaning Knudson is now feeling better and is expected to be available against the Bruins.
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