August 25, 2007

Roy Lewis takes lead of the secondary

Roy Lewis is the senior leader among this season's Husky defensive backs. There's no doubt that he's in a leadership role, but it's still unclear who specifically will be working with him in the secondary. The Husky cornerback spot has been a mess ever since the Huskies lost Byron Davenport to a pulled hamstring two days into camp.

Since then Jordan Murchison has been suspended, and it's now looking like Byron Davenport has missed too much practice for him to see significant play- at least against Syracuse. Walk-on Cory Nicol has been doing well, but has a minor injury now that is keeping him from practicing at full speed. True freshman Vonzell McDowell is getting eyes as of lately, and might have a decent shot at working opposite Lewis.

Roy Lewis spoke about what he needs to do in order to support the guys in the contest for the open secondary positions.

"I need to provide the young secondary (players) we have with some leadership, some backbone, some structure. Get these young guys prepped and ready to go for the season."

With so much uncertainty about the secondary, Husky fans are understandably nervous about this part of the defense. Lewis, however, sounds pretty sure that things will be where they need to be by next week.

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