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Locker puts bad outing behind him

Performance against Nebraska was frustrating, ‘but you can’t do anything about it now,’ he says.

  • Washington quarterback Jake Locker (10) is chased by Nebraska’s Jared Crick duirng the first half of the Huskies loss to the Cornhuskers last Saturday...

    Elaine Thompson / Associated Press

    Washington quarterback Jake Locker (10) is chased by Nebraska’s Jared Crick duirng the first half of the Huskies loss to the Cornhuskers last Saturday.

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By Scott M. Johnson
Herald Writer
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  • Washington quarterback Jake Locker (10) is chased by Nebraska’s Jared Crick duirng the first half of the Huskies loss to the Cornhuskers last Saturday...

    Elaine Thompson / Associated Press

    Washington quarterback Jake Locker (10) is chased by Nebraska’s Jared Crick duirng the first half of the Huskies loss to the Cornhuskers last Saturday.

SEATTLE — He’s OK being around sharp objects.
There are no ropes in the back of his car or plans of standing on high cliffs.
Jake Locker is just fine, thank you.
Three days after the worst statistical performance of his collegiate career, the University of Washington’s senior quarterback was back in front of the microphones Tuesday without any hint of shaken confidence.
“It’s frustrating, but you can’t do anything about it now,” Locker said with a shrug Tuesday, referring to his 4-for-20, two-interception passing performance in Saturday’s 56-21 loss to Nebraska. “You’ve got to move forward. We’ve still got a lot of the season left and a lot of things we can accomplish the rest of the year. You’ve got to focus on that.”
Head coach Steve Sarkisian said Monday that Locker was eager to get back on the field to atone for the performance. The quarterback will have to let his practice play do the talking, since the Huskies don’t play again for 10 more days because of a bye this weekend.
Sarkisian took some of the blame for Locker’s performance in the Nebraska game, saying he didn’t get his quarterback in the right frame of mind as the afternoon wore on. Sarkisian added that Locker was not without blame for the outing.
“There were some throws there that he’d like to have back,” Sarkisian said on Monday. “There were some decisions there that he’d like to have back. But I can help him through that process.”
As for Locker, he was just trying to move on Tuesday.
“Obviously, you watch the film and see what you can learn from,” he said. “But if you dwell on it, it’s going to continue to beat you. The most important thing is coming out here and working hard, having fun, enjoying this game (of football) and looking forward to my next opportunity to go out and play.”
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