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May 20, 2010 at 5:03 PM

Thursday night notes — Locker tells 710 ESPN he’s football-only this summer

During UW’s spring football session, reporters were instructed not to ask Jake Locker any questions about baseball since he hadn’t made any decisions on what he might do (and being either an unusually compliant group, or gutless, none of us ever did).
But Locker apparently knows his plans now, as he told 710 ESPN Seattle today that he doesn’t plan to play any baseball this summer — he signed a six-year contract with the Angels last August that paid him a reported $250,000.
Locker visited the Angels’ spring training camp in March for three days but otherwise has done nothing with the Angels since signing. Mostly, the contract was signed to bind Locker to the Angels in the event that football didn’t work out, something that last summer was obviously more of a legitimate thought than it is now.
Locker said on 710 ESPN today that “I think it’s an important summer for us, so I’m going to spend the summer with those guys (at UW) and concentrate on the football season.”
It hadn’t been thought he would do much more than try to fit in a week or two with the Angels during UW’s breaks as he had said all along he wouldn’t do anything that would conflict with any football responsibilities.
But this means his summer will be entirely football-related. It has already been reported that he will attend the Manning Passing Academy July 8-11 at Nicholls State in Louisiana, and he also indicated he would attend one of Steve Clarkson’s camps this summer, as well.
Locker said more but I frankly wasn’t in a position to get a full transcript down, but I’d assume 710’s web site will have some of it later.
IN OTHER NEWS. …
— A story on SI.com on the potential perils of expanding too much includes a picture of UW coach Steve Sarkisian as a player at BYU.
Ted Miller has a good wrapup of how the BCS could strip USC of its 2004 national title pending what’s found in the NCAA infractions report.
— Here’s a good wrapup of yesterday’s news that Harvey Unga, BYU’s leading career rusher, will not return in 2010, obviously something that could have a big impact on UW’s opener in Provo on Sept. 4.
— And here’s a look at some of the lofty pre-season honors for Nebraska, which comes to UW Sept. 18.
All for now.

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