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May 18, 2008 10:11 AM

Locker 75-1 to win Heisman

Posted by Bob Condotta

Those are the odds you can get on him right now at Bodoglife.com, anyway.

That might seem high but at least he's on the list. Not sure I've seen a Husky on any such lists since Reggie Williams and Cody Pickett in 2003.

I was asked my thoughts on Locker and his ability to win post-season awards in the Q-and-A last week, and I'll repeat what I said then --- so much of these things are based on wins and losses, so that will be the biggest determiner.

Then again, despite everything else that will be critical to this team's success this season, Locker will be the biggest piece of that equation. So if the wins come, Locker will be among the biggest reasons why and given the publicity he has already gotten in his career, will get more than enough credit. So the trick now for UW is getting those wins.

Locker is one of six Pac-10 players on the list. The others are --- ASU QB Rudy Carpenter, 30-1; USC running back Joe McKnight, 25-1; USC QB Mark Sanchez, 40-1; Arizona QB Willie Tuitama, 75-1; and Oregon RB Jeremiah Johnson, 100-1.


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Posted by KrunchyKreme

10:37 AM, May 18, 2008

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Posted by NorCalDawgFan

11:13 AM, May 18, 2008

This probably has no importance other than maybe UW can sell more "10" jerseys. If Cody Pickett was on a Heisman list, then it makes that list even less meaningful. Aside from that Locker has some great talent and a tremendous attitude and I'm hoping those will carry over to a very good season for him and the Huskies.

Posted by doug

11:49 AM, May 18, 2008

gary rogers has a better chance, u know he can pass unlike locker lol

Posted by jh

12:18 PM, May 18, 2008

..."[Kevin] White [ND AD] praised Willingham's handling of the team, especially the Irish's strong academic record.

"From Sunday through Friday our football program has exceeded all expectations, in every way," he said. "But on Saturday, we struggled. We've been up and down and sideways a little bit."...


...I didn't know that willingham only recruited on Saturdays...

Posted by MukilteoSean

5:13 PM, May 18, 2008

This won't be Lockers heisman year. too many new offensive pieces. However, with the up and coming receivers and steadily improving offensive line, Locker as a serious heisman candiatate will be a reality in '09. They will qualify for a bowl game and win atleast 9 this year though, to push him to the forefront for next years Heisman Trophy push. With that national spotlight will come the 4 and 5 star national recruits, not just the PNW kids. We'll continue to roll them in. The last great team, the 01 Rosebowl champs, had a nice pipeline to Florida. I'd like to see us go back to Florida, get more from Texas, Aiyewa will turn heads this year,,,

Posted by condottarulz

7:45 PM, May 18, 2008

As between Locker and Mark Sanchez, I think I'll put my money on Locker.

Posted by onewoodwacker

4:21 AM, May 19, 2008

Sean - Love the enthusiasm! Possibly a tad zealous with the 9 wins but - OK why not shoot for the stars - Go Dawgs!!

Posted by Samurai I Am Awry

7:35 AM, May 19, 2008

Ridiculous to assert the marginalization of the pre-season Hesiman list on the basis of their inclusion of Cody Pickett in 2003 - I never liked Cody Pickett, thought he was the antichrist of UW football really following in Tui's footsteps, but like it or not if you are going to round out a list of potential Heisman candidates you almost have to acknowledge a guy with absurd passing yardage....Colt Brennan?

I think they should devise a new trophy this year- a "One Man Army" trophy - Locker would be a shoe in for that.

Posted by EDawg

7:39 AM, May 19, 2008

Who the hell is Gary Rogers? I don't see him on the UW rsoter. I thought Fouch was the backup.

Posted by Samurai I Am Awry

7:45 AM, May 19, 2008

BTW - 2nd time in the last week UW has been featured on Yahoo! Sports NCAAF Frontpage (First Locker now Willingham)...Yahoo! pandering to Seattle to try and get back Microsoft's attention......and $$'s ?? nah! :)

Posted by jh

8:23 AM, May 19, 2008

...I've consistently made the comment that rather than helping minority hiring...willingham has consistently hurt minority hiring...

...see for an opinion on just that...and why...

Posted by hsky69

8:40 AM, May 19, 2008

Gary Rogers is WSU's chump 5th year senior QB.

Posted by Caldawg

9:10 AM, May 19, 2008

First Colt is playing Sundays so he isn't going to win Heisman. And to rate Mark Sanchez who has proven zero higher then Jake is a joke. But does further the arguement that the Heisman goes to a good player on a good team rather then the best player in college football. And it is kind of like rating high school athletes. It is just someone's opinion who may or may not be in a better position then us for making such judgements. they don't have the time to view everyone so they follow the pack.

Posted by jh

10:04 AM, May 19, 2008

....strange that this link was deleted from my earlier post...I wonder who could have done that?...


http://therockreport.blogspot.com/2008/05/racial-bias-and-willingham.html

8:23 AM, May 19, 2008
...I've consistently made the comment that rather than helping minority hiring...willingham has consistently hurt minority hiring...

...see for an opinion on just that...and why...

Posted by Bob Condotta

10:07 AM, May 19, 2008

Nobody deleted anything and Jim Harrigan knows that.

Posted by jh

10:21 AM, May 19, 2008

...touchy, touchy...

Posted by Guy

10:34 AM, May 19, 2008

Just admit you forgot to add the link jh.

And what's with your obsession with Willingham and the color of his skin? You're obsessed (this is certifiable, as you come to the site of a team you don't even root for, for years on end) with two things in particular: (1) Denigrating Willingham (2) The color of Willingham's skin color.

Are the two related? We all think so.

Posted by Houston Dawg

10:50 AM, May 19, 2008

JH, 9 times out of 10 it's the users/bloggers screw up. Somebody was touchy alright, but it wasn't BC.
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GARY ROGERS!!! Are you kidding me, WSU is in about the same shape UW as in 3 years ago, doubt y'all could be the State 4A champs.

GO DAWGS!!

Posted by Dave

3:52 PM, May 19, 2008

With Tebow winning, Florida became the 8th school to have 3 or more Heismans and proved the truism that certain schools tend to win it again and again. ND, USC, Ohio State (the "super elite" of Heismans with 7 each) combine with Oklahoma, Nebraska, Michigan and Florida to account for 34 of the 73 Heismans, and 10 of the 13 awarded since the last time a new school got one.

Furthermore since Tebow is a sophomore, and his game is not perfectly suited to the NFL, he will probably have two more shots at it. I find it hard to believe that he will win three, even if he plays at his current amazing level (29 passing TDs, 22 rushing); people will get "tired" of him and want to see somebody new. However, when you consider that UF will probably be preseason top ten this year, and a title contender again in 2009 if Tebow is back, this makes Florida the favorite to become the fifth school in the four-Heisman club (Oklahoma is the other) at some point in the next two years.

It also sets up the interesting question of whether he will vote for himself. All living former winners get a vote, including returning players (Matt Leinart voted for Reggie Bush). The USC and Ohio State guys vote for their school at every chance, as does Steve Spurrier (Florida '66).

Jake is not as good as Tebow right now, nor does he have a Gatoresque supporting cast, but it looks as though he will have a strong offense around him in years to come, and if he chooses to use it he will have one more year of college eligibility than Tebow.

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