The internet boards are ablaze with speculation that UW coach Tyrone Willingham intends to play true freshman quarterback Jake Locker today. Other than just gut feelings, there are three primary reasons cited.
1.) Locker seemed to be the No. 2 quarterback in the small amount of practices open to the media this week. This may be meaningful, but it may simply mean that Willingham intends to use only Carl Bonnell, but that if Bonnell goes down in a still-competitive game, then Locker might be his man.
2.) Willingham is said to have spoken to Locker's parents and gotten their blessing to remove their son's redshirt this season. This, if true, is meaningful. But for now it's only an Internet rumor.
3.) Locker traveled to Berkeley with the team. This one is purely meaningless: Locker have traveled to every road game this season without ever seeing the field.
Will that change today? We'll know in a matter of hours.