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Locker-for-Heisman campaign hits the Big Apple

Under the management of new commissioner Larry Scott, the Pac-10 has aggressively looked to spread its reach from being simply a West Coast conference that most times plays its football games at a god-awful East Coast time on subpar networks to one that reaches out preemptively to the other-coast sports television monopolies in a needed grab for exposure.

Locker for Heisman postcard.jpgAlready, Pac-10 coaches have made what seems to be a future obligatory offseason tour of ESPN.  Then there was the whole “rape and pillage the Big 12″ brouhaha you may have heard about that kept the conference in the headlines at a time of the year when normally only something USC did would even remotely register nationally.

Now, a player who will likely be high on most every preseason Heisman watch list has made his way to the other side of the country.

By way of George Schroeder of the Eugene Register-Guard — if you’re not following him on Twitter, you’re missing out — we’ve learned that Washington quarterback Jake Locker is currently in New York City, visiting the sites the city has to offer and also the media opportunities only available in that neck of the media woods.

It’s a stroke of much-needed genius for both the Pac-10 and Locker’s school — and his Heisman campaign — and something that the forward-thinking Scott will continue to do to help keep his conference relevant throughout the offseason nationally.

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5 Responses to “Locker-for-Heisman campaign hits the Big Apple”
  1. Sean Martin says: Jun 28, 2010 7:08 AM

    I think one of the most impressive things he has done for his football team was being a member of the steering committee.
    When Huskie football was in shambles and headed for intrastate-Cougar territory, he wasn’t at home talking about it, he was conversing with the people who could not only keep the program alive, but make it progress. A 5-7 season is not good unless you beat USC and are coming off a 0-12 year, with a new head coach to boot.
    Talk about a team player.

  2. Wazzu says: Jun 28, 2010 6:53 PM

    Sean Martin, you are an effing tool.
    Soon the nation will realize that while Locker may be the most athletically gifted QB in the country, he is terribly inaccurate.
    That combination has made quite a few great college QB’s but zero good NFL QB’s.

  3. Kevin C says: Jun 28, 2010 10:34 PM

    @Wazzu – You backwood, cousin-humping, Cougar fan. You are the effing tool. Locker completed 58.3% of his passes in a brand new offense. Let him play his final season and he will be a 70% passer and close to 100% when they play the Cougars.

  4. LA Dawgman says: Jun 29, 2010 8:38 PM

    His throwing percentages should be around 62-65% this year….
    UW – WSU score this year… 42 -10
    WSU is becoming even more of an irrelevant instituation in the Pac-10 and the nation… to that end, the conference just added 2 additional schools that are AAU members. :)
    UW = Kobe filet
    WSU = Meatloaf

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