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November 6, 2007 at 1:35 PM

Jake Locker speaks

Today is our day to talk to offensive players and coaches, and today that also meant our one chance at QB Jake Locker. Here are some highlights:
On his health: “I’m feeling pretty good. I had little ice pack (after the game), think that was a little deceiving. But my shoulder feels good. I was able to participate fully in lifting this morning, so I feel pretty good.
On Oregon State’s defense: “I had an opportunity to watch film and they play really hard. Their guys up front, do they do some really good things. But we can’t get scared from running the ball, either. We would like to establish a running game because you feed off of that and everything works off the running game. So we’d like to establish that. We won’t be scared of running the ball. But they do have a really good front seven so we are going to have to throw the ball more accurately than we did last week and be able to connect on some of those shots and be able to put points on the board that way.”
On fullback Paul Homer: “He is one of my best friends, one of the first guys I met when I came up here. The kind of guy that never really talks about or says he is doing to do much, just always goes out and takes care of his business. You know what you are going to get out of Paul. He’s the same way off the field — he’s a straight shooter and I have a lot of respect for him on and off the field. He’s goofy and he’s funny, always making us laugh. He plays all kinds of games and got me into Guitar Hero. He loves it. He’s like the kind of rock. It’s fun. We have a lot of good times together.”
On the prospect of gaining 1000 yards rushing: “As long as we win, it doesn’t matter. I could care less whether it get to 1000 yards or not.”
On how winning last week changed things: “The emotions around the locker room have been a lot better the last couple of days. It was exciting to get that win. We still have a chance to make the season a really good one and have an opportunity to play after the regular season is over. It’s something a lot of guys are excited about. We still have an opportunity to make some really good memories of this season.’

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