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September 4, 2007 at 10:28 AM

Tuesday morning notes

Finally made it through the rain-slicked and suddenly clogged highways to UW for coverage of today’s events with the Huskies.
Wanted to pass along a couple of items quickly:
First, here’s our story today focusing on Jake Locker and how the coaches thought he was even better in retrospect than they thought originally.
Also, there is this story from South Bend about the problems facing the Fighting Irish.
Not that we need to debate Notre Dame’s issues here, but thought the comment near the bottom about Tyrone Willingham trying to force-feed his offense to his team interesting in light of what is going on here.
The last thing he can be accused of here is not being flexible with his offense. The coaches noticed immediately upon arrival here that they had QBs who could run, and when Locker committed before the 2005 season began, they began tooling the offense in that direction from day one.
Should be mentioned that the offensive coordinator for Willingham at Notre Dame was Bill Diedrick, who favored a West Coast offense, while here it is obviously Tim Lappano, whose experience is in the one-back but who is showing an ability to mix-and-match with the personnel he has.
Locker mentioned that Monday that knowing the offense would be situated to allow him to run was a big reason why he chose UW.
“That was something I still wanted to do and I felt like it was one of my strengths,” he said.
Check back for more here throughout the day.

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