Jake Locker says he "really enjoyed" his first meeting with new UW coach Steve Sarkisian. Locker said that Sarkisain's history of working with quarterbacks like Carson Palmer and Matt Leinart is one of the things he's most excited about.
Locker sounded a little less enthusiastic about the USC-style pro offense -- Locker admitted that he likes to run and that an offense that lets a quarterback run is part of the reason he picked UW. However, he also said that he's open to whatever his new coach installs. And he allowed that the pro-style is the part of the game that he still most needs to develop.
He said Sarkisian's background of success at USC -- helps him and likely will help a lot of the Huskies -- buy in to whatever the new coach is selling.
He said the thing that may have been most exciting to the team was Sarkisian's promise start everyone with a clean slate, starting now. ... That and Sarkisian's energy -- the players seemed to like Sarkisian's heightened energy level.
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Finally, Locker also said that his injured thumb is healing. Range of motion is now similar to that of his uninjured thumb. And three days ago he picked up a football for the first time. He hasn't thrown one yet, but he considers this a start.