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Bleacher Report: Jake Locker: Washington Huskies QB Has Much at Stake in Holiday Bowl

Last December, Washington Huskies quarterback Jake Locker journeyed up to his coach’s office. Despite having a month to declare for the NFL draft, he, with his chocolate lab appropriately named “Ten” in hand, gave coach Steve Sarkisian the greatest Christmas gift he could have imagined. “You know, coach, I’m staying,” Locker said. Stunned, but more than delighted, Sarkisian waited until Locker left to let the inner child on Christmas morning out of him. “[Offensive coordinator Doug] Nussmeier and I started high-fiving and jumping up and down with each other,” the second-year coach noted with a chuckle.     Despite the five-game ...

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