There wasn't much real news out of the Huskies today.
However, Jake Locker looked pretty beat up after the Stanford game, so it was good to see him not only healthy today, but pretty playful. He seemed to have a great time telling us us about his Guitar Hero (video game) exploits with fullback Paul Homer and of Juan Garcia's efforts to get him to get a Mohawk hair cut.
On Homer: "He is one of my best friends, one of the first guys I met when I came up here. ... 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. It's fun. We have a lot of good times together.''
On the Mohawk: "(Garcia) might be the only guy who could talk me into it, so who knows. I wouldn't be too surprised if Juan got me to do it."
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Elsewhere, my main story in the Wednesday paper will deal with the improvement of the UW running game -- up to No. 2 in the Pac-10 -- and the satisfaction the offensive line is taking in Locker and Louis Rankin's quests for 1,000 rushing yards.
A couple of other notes:
* Offensive coordinator Tim Lappano said tailback Curtis Shaw nearly got his first game action at receiver last week and that it could happen Saturday at Oregon State.
*OSU coach Mike Riley said that quarterback Sean Canfield (shoulder) seems improved, but he is still doubtful for the UW game Saturday at Corvallis. Riley also confirmed that tailback Yvenson Bernard (shoulder) is expected to return after sitting out last week.