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December 9, 2009 at 9:47 AM

Sark on KJR

Steve Sarkisian was a guest on the Mitch in the Morning show on KJR-AM a few minutes ago. I’m assuming you’ll be able to find it here later if you want to listen.
There was no real news. Nothing new on Jake Locker or any other personnel matters as the interview was instead devoted largely to more theoretical issues.
Here are some of the highlights:
— On Locker, he again reiterated that his “very optimistic” comment yesterday is simply the way he views life and that until the day Locker tells him he’s not part of the team he will assume he is going to be part of the team. But he said that “it’s not an easy decision” and that “selfishly I’ve love to have him a second year” but that “that doesn’t mean that a guy necessarily has to come back if a team wants to draft him very high.”
— Asked where Locker could improve if he comes back, Sarkisian said that “he’ll look more efficient, that’s for sure” with his completion percentage going up and his footwork getting “continually cleaned up.”
— Asked a few things he might change about this season, he mentioned again the third-down pass at Arizona State and that he should have just run the ball and sent the game into overtime. He also mentioned all the goal-line plays against Notre Dame and said that his biggest regret is more the “sequencing” of the plays. “I thought we had good plays, but the sequencing of the plays I might have changed.”
— The third thing he said he would change is the way that instant replay is structured. He said he would seek to make it more uniform and “take some of the discrepancy out of it,” meaning the fact that some games have more cameras and views available depending on which network is doing the game. He said he’d also like to make it so it’s more easily understood to the coaches and fans which plays are being reviewed. “As a first-year head coach, that was something I struggled with to understand why some plays would get reviewed and others wouldn’t,” he said.
— Asked if there was a play call he was especially proud of this season, he mentioned the third-and-15 against USC on the final drive that was kind of just created on the fly. I detailed that play the following week.
— His phone cut off while he was giving an answer about the defensive improvement the last couple weeks so I couldn’t hear some of the key parts of it. But he appeared to be saying something about how the the Huskies did a better job of reading when backs would flare out of the backfield for passes and then would rush the passer and get in one-on-one matchups, which they were able to win.
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