The Washington Times - October 29, 2009, 10:02AM

Some (few) things are more important than blogging.

Like watching the Phillies win Game 1 of the World Series.


So no football updates last night.

But it’s another gloomy autumn morning, and there’s plenty of time to touch all the bases on what came out of yesterday.

* Tailback Gary Douglas (shoulder) practiced noncontact.

* Defensive tackle A.J. Francis sprained an ankle dodging a bike on the way to class yesterday.

* Coach Ralph Friedgen said he was impressed with linebacker Ryan Donahue (nine tackles) after reviewing the film of Monday’s JV game.

* The cost of the JV game to the program: Between $1,500 and $2,000

* Another Ralph take on the JV game: “If there was five years of eligibility, I’d play three or four of those a year, just because I think kids get better by playing. I think it’s something to look forward to, I think it helps them academically just because there’s something to look forward to.”

* A quick take on Bruce Campbell, who has battled injures all season: “He’s still not 100 percent,” Friedgen said. “I think he’s a trooper. A lot of guys wouldn’t be playing, but Bruce is. I appreciate that.”

* Friedgen is planning to go out recruiting the next two days, with visits to schools —- as well as a combined four games on Friday and Saturday.

“That’s going well right now,” Friedgen said of recruiting. “Probably better than I expected. Our coaches were out Monday and Tuesday. Some will go out this weekend also. I’m going to stay in the area and go out Friday and Saturday.”

* Guard Bennett Fulper underwent an MRI exam this week. Friedgen didn’t want to commit to anything until receiving the results, but indicated the freshman will probably need an operation.

—- Patrick Stevens