Somehow missing from my Media Day reports of yesterday was an amazing quote from new Arizona State coach Dennis Erickson. He pointed out that Washington is one of the few Pac-10 schools that doesn’t return its primary starting quarterbck from last season.
Then he added, “But they have Jake Locker. Locker, to me, coming out of high school, was the best I’ve seen.”
Erickson also had a good quote about USC, saying, “They should be in the league I was real successful in: the NFL.”
Erickson was joking about his NFL record at Seattle and San Francisco. But he was only slightly exaggerating his respect for the Trojans.
And speaking of joking, the Pac-10 seemed to pick up a couple of outgoing, funny and quote-friendly coaches in Erickson and Stanford’s Jim Harbaugh. That’s always a quality welcomed by the media covering the conference.