UW coach Tyrone Willingham obviously sees quarterback Jake Locker's decision to play summer baseball with the Bellingham Bells as different from Luke Kravitz's overseas trip (see post below).
Willingham explained that he expects the baseball to involve "a very minimal number of games" that "would do nothing to take away from his growth or the growth of his football team."
Locker confirmed that any conflicts will be resolved in favor of the Huskies.
"Football is my first priority, and any commitment that I have for the football team I honor," he said. "Any commitment that I have to myself to get extra time in for football I honor. Make no mistake, I will do that. But weekends, if I have an afternoon wide open and I'm not doing anything football related (the Bells) said I have the opportunity to play with their summer-league team."
Locker also admitted that he misses baseball more than he expected. And really, not just baseball, but basketball too -- and he pointed out that he never really enjoyed basketball all that much.
He made clear that what he really misses is just the sports seasons that allowed him to compete constantly: football flowing into basketball flowing into baseball.
He actually said some pretty interesting things about the topic, and I'll share those later here and in the paper.