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Hey, before you go make a ton of money, could you help us get back to the Rose Bowl?
Watching the Washington Huskies demolish a

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Did Jake Locker Just Play His Last Game as a Washington Husky?

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Hey, before you go make a ton of money, could you help us get back to the Rose Bowl?
Watching the Washington Huskies demolish a Top 25 team is fun. But you know what's even more fun? Semi-baseless speculation.

In what could be his last game as a Husky, Jake Locker threw almost as many touchdowns (three) as incompletions (four) in Washington's 42-10 shellacking of the 19th-ranked Cal Bears. Most draftsperts project Locker as a Top 10 pick in next year's draft -- i.e. the guys who can afford to light their burning $100's with flaming $20's. So will Montlake Jake stick around for his senior year?

Here are two completely conflicting answers from guys who might know.

On Jim Moore's blog, the former P-I scribe says "Jake's a goner":

Anyone who thinks that Montlake Jake is coming back for "one more year" is out of his mind. I heard the chants at Husky Stadium. If I had been there, I'd have been chanting: "In your dreams! In your dreams!"

This kid is going to process all of the information and come to the conclusion that it's in his best interests and his family's best interests to go to the "N-F-L! N-F-L!"

Meanwhile, Steve Kelley at the Times says not so fast:
Conventional wisdom says he should leave. Take the money before the NFL institutes a rookie salary cap. Go for the dough before he breaks a leg or rips up a knee ligament.

But Locker hasn't done things conventionally. He told major-league baseball teams not to draft him out of high school, because he absolutely was going to play football at Washington.

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Now, he already has the mini-security of a baseball deal with the Los Angeles Angels that will pay him about $300,000. And he has a ton of leftover business at Washington.

 
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