Monthly Archives: October 2009

Jake a Davey O’Brien Semifinalist

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Jake is among 15 college quarterbacks being considered for the Davey O’Brien Award, given out to the nation’s top signal caller. Finalists will be announcedlocker-usc4 November 23rd, with the winner revealed on ESPNU’s College Football Awards Show on December 10th

More from www.daveyobrien.org:

‘The Davey O’Brien National Selection Committee, an elite group of journalists, broadcasters, commentators and former winners, selected The O’Brien Semifinalists, with the Fan Vote accounting for 5 % of the total vote. The Selection Committee is asked to evaluate each candidate on the criteria of his quarterback skills and athletic ability, academics, his reputation as a team player, character, leadership and sportsmanship. ’

The Week 8 Buzz

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After a disappointing ending to a great game in the desert, today the Huskies welcome the Oregon Ducks to Husky Stadium. The game starts at 12:30 and is televised on ABC.

The week’s buzz on Jake:

Monday

A huge thank you to everyone that donated towards the Run of Hope and Team Ooo-Um-Gow-Ah, a run to benefit pediatric brain tumor research. The team, in honor of Jake’s friend Kyle Roger, surpassed their original goal and raised $23,850, helped in large part by Husky nation!

Wednesday

The heraldnet.com provides a different argument for the future decision awaiting the Husky quarterback.

Thursday

The Eugene Register Guard has a look at Jake’s dual threat capability.

Steve Kelly of the Seattle Times also examines Jake’s pro future.

Week 7 Buzz

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Season Stats Through 6 Games

Passing: 113-198, 1423 Yards, 57.1% Completion, 10 TD, 4 Int, 130.07 Rating
Rushing: 60 Carries, 199 Yards, 3.3 Per Carry, 4 TD, 56 Lng

It’s the midway point for the season and a big game against Arizona State. The Huskies are 2-1 in the Pac 10 and 3-3 overall. The game is televised live from Tempe, Arizona at 7 p.m. on FSN tonight!

Here’s the buzz on Jake over the past week:

Tuesday

ASU Coach Dennis Erickson has high praise of Jake.

Wednesday

Tim Booth of the Seattle Times writes about the 56 yard touchdown run against Arizona, and talks about how the new offense has evolved Jake’s decision making process on the field.

Jon Wilner of the Mercurty news still has Jake as his #1 q.b.

Thursday

The Seattle PI Blog has a follow up on Jake’s drive to promote the Run of Hope in memory of his friend Kyle Roger. The run is tomorrow and benefits pediatric brain tumor research.

Jake’s Great Escape

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Among the 4 touchdowns for Jake in last Saturday’s heart-stopping victory over Arizona, 36-33, was a 56 yard t.d. run that was highlight worthy. So, just in case you missed it, here it is:

And a big thanks to DaveSizer.com once again for some great photos of the Arizona Game!

Week 6 Buzz

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Hope to see everyone at Husky Stadium for tonight’s 7:00 game against Arizona!

First off, a little bit about the end of the Notre Dame game and Jake needing to take a breather after the game.

Arizona sources talk about Locker, including a flattering quote on Jake from Arizona Coach Mike Stoops:

“I don’t want to get crazy, but the guy has got an Elway-type of release and arm strength that not many people have,” Stoops said. “His mobility….John was a lot like that when he was younger.”

And Azstar.net has another take .

And, a lot of Jake talk this week regarding his NFL future:

The Bleacher report believe that Jake is a top prospect.

This local Cougar fan and PI columnist has his slanted view of Jake and his NFL future.

John McGrath of the News Tribune has this article on Jake’s Future.

Week 5 Buzz

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A lot of coverage from around the nation regarding the matchup of the Huskies and Irish, a game that will be on NBC today at 12:30 p.m.

Wednesday:

Uhnd.com says that Jake is the most dangerous quarterback the Irish will play all season.

The Seattlepi.com sports blog talks about the similar paths taken by Jake and his friend and Notre Dame quarterback, Jimmy Clausen.

Jerry Brewer of the Seattle Times compares Jake’s goals to that of Seahawks coach Jim Mora.

Thursday:

Jake is still ranked as the top player in the Pac 10 by Nick Daschel of Bustersports.com

The Chicago Tribune has some quotes from Charlie Weis regarding Locker and the Huskies.

Friday:

Scott Johnson of the Kitsap Sun also has an article on the similarities between Jimmy Clausen and Jake’s careers to date.

Photo(s) of the Week

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A Big Thank You to Dave Sizer (DaveSizer.com) for providing us these great images! We will share more with you soon.