Friday, October 20, 2006

Seattle Times: UW Football Notebook | Plan at backup QB still unclear

By Bob Condotta

So if, for some reason, there is a call for a backup quarterback Saturday, who gets the ball — Jake Locker or Johnny DuRocher? If Tyrone Willingham knows, he's keeping it to himself. On Thursday, in his last meeting with the media before Saturday's game at California, the Washington coach indicated he is still wrestling with the decision of who will be behind Carl Bonnell, the quarterback who's starting for injured Isaiah Stanback.  "I hate to be as noncommittal, but that's what the circumstances right now dictate," he said. "Until things start to really unfold and we see where things are, I won't be able to say or do anything really definitively."  There were some indications that Locker has emerged as the backup, however. For the second straight day, during the portion of practice open to the media, Locker was the next quarterback after Bonnell to take snaps. Coaches had indicated earlier in the week that all options would be explored during practice. Willingham said DuRocher and Locker have each taken "limited reps" in practice behind Bonnell.

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