Herhsel Dennis admitted going through an array of feelings while getting his first carries of the season last week against Washington State.
“It was almost like being a rookie again,” Dennis said. “But after I got my first carry, it felt like I’d been out there forever again.”
Running backs coach Todd McNair said he would erase the fumbles by Joe McKnight, C.J. Gable and Hershel Dennis during Wednesday’s practice from his mind.
“I’ve forgotten it happened,” McNair said. “I have to.”
Linebacker Chris Galippo’s back hurts and doctors are trying to determine the severity.
“He has some serious issues,” Pete Carroll said. “We’ll find out how extensive it is. It got serious for him being able to play this week or next week.”
Carroll did not rule out surgery.
UPDATED: Galippo said he will see Dr. Robert Watkins tomorrow for MRI results and will apply for a medical redshirt if necessary.
Because Washington quarterback Jake Locker is so mobile, defensive end and strongside linebacker are probably the two most important positions on defense this week. That might be why Keith Rivers practiced at strongside linebacker Tuesday with Brian Cushing out.
Safety Taylor Mays is from Seattle, so we gave him control of one blog post this week.
And Mays wants it known he wants a date with Lauren Conrad, star of Laguna Beach and The Hills. Hey, Matt Leinart dated a Laguna Beach star, so why not?
“I just want to meet her one time,” Mays said.