Jake Locker said he got the stitches out of his thumb one week ago and that he has started rehab. That seems to primarily mean working on range of motion, which became limited while his thumb was in a cast for eight weeks.
He said that early prognosis of a mid-November return was wishful thinking that went away when the injury proved to be a little more serious than expected. However -- while he won't be playing Saturday -- he said that he expects to be fully ready for spring ball.
Regarding that other topic -- the UW coaching search -- Locker said he is as curious as anyone else. He also said that he has faith in athletic director Scott Woodward. And he added that he thinks this team might benefit from a more fiery coach
"We need a guy that will kind of get up and get in your face and might challenge you more outwardly," he said.