"Change can be a good thing or a bad thing," quarterback Jake Locker said of the news today that coach Tyrone Willingham will leave the UW football team at the end of this season.
Locker said it is "tough" to see this happen to the coach and staff that recruited him to UW. And he said he would like to put in word to athletic director Scott Woodward in favor of retaining offensive coordinator Tim Lappano.
However, he said this is an "important time" for the football team to hang together over the next five games, starting Saturday at USC.
He said the coaching change won't affect his eventual decision of whether to stay at UW through his senior season.