Jake Locker has begun being eased back into practice this week, but he doesn't think any easing will last until Aug. 30. Locker said he doesn't expect to be anything less than 100 percent when the Huskies open this season at Oregon.
"I feel good," he said. "I got a chance to run around a little bit in practice yesterday, throw the ball around. It felt good. Limited stuff, but I hope to be able to be able to work more and more in as the week goes on.
Locker said he turned his 12 missed practices into learning experiences by watching No. 2 quarterback Ronnie Fouch, the defenses and the routes the receivers were running.
He said his recovery could be charted in a straight line so far -- meaning no setbacks along the way. And naturally, he hopes that continues.