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December 14, 2009 at 3:24 PM

A few quick notes from Sarkisian on Locker

Steve Sarkisian’s conference call with reporters to discuss Jake Locker’s decision today is over. I’ll have more later, but for now, here are a few quick notes:
— He said there was little doubt that Locker was going to be taken somewhere in the top 15 or so of the NFL draft so that not waiting for the report from the Advisory Committee wasn’t that big of a deal. He said that report “wasn’t going to say anything different than what the quote, unquote experts are saying.”
— He said Locker feels he has “unfinished work” at UW and that was a major part of the factor. He also said the information about the length and success of the NFL careers of QBs who enter the draft early was a major factor in Locker’s decision. He also said the success of the last two games was critical. “That painted a picture for him of where we are headed and what we are capable of doing,” Sarkisian said.
— He said his goals for next season are for Locker to complete 62-63 percent of his passes and have a TD-to-interception ratio of 3-1. He completed 58 percent this year and was at roughly 2-1 on TDs to picks.
— He said Locker will have an insurance policy next season. Those are paid for by the family not the school.
— Asked his overall assessment of next year, he said “I love our football team” and that the Huskies were “a team that got a lot better and showed our resolve and the way we could be in the last few weeks of the season.”
— He said Locker has made no mention of playing baseball this spring or summer.
— He said there is nothing new on E.J. Savannah’s attempt to get a sixth year from the NCAA and that there have been no other personnel changes.

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