In Fouch We Trust Huskie Fans

matt christensenContributor IDecember 1, 2009

TUSCON - OCTOBER 4:  Quarterback Ronnie Fouch #8 of the Washington Huskies drops back to pass during the game against the Arizona Wildcats on October 4, 2008 at Arizona Stadium in Tucson, Arizona. (Photo by: Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
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The Huskies Season is almost over and it looks like Washington Quarterback Jake Locker is leaving early and going into the NFL draft where experts have him going in the top ten, or as the first Quarterback taken in the draft.

This would leave the Huskies in a tough situation, as their most experienced Quarterback would be Ronnie Fouch who will be a Redshirt Junior next year. I know to some this might not make sense but Fouch does have experience he gained in 08 after Lockers injury. I know Husky fans would rather have Montana or Price but Fouch is our best answer if Locker chooses to go. Fouch showed good skills at the start of his tenure in 08. In the first four games he would throw for 512 yards, 3 touchdowns and only 1 interception his Quarterback rating would be 103.5 (college rating) and his completion percentage was a good 54.04. Sadly as 08 season progressed Fouch regressed, the more time he spent with former head coach Tyrone Willingham the worst he got. The last 7 games would turn into a nightmare for Fouch. Fouch the Redshirt Freshman would throw for only 459 yards, 1 touchdown and 12 Interceptions, and a horrid QB rating of 40.8. 

The stats above show Fouch did show some promise and does have ability. He has a strong arm and good mobility, maybe not Locker mobility but few Quarterbacks in college do. Fouch came out of high school as a three star recruit and was said to be the hair to Jake Locker.

Lets be honest Nick Montana the son of Joe Montana will not be ready as a true freshman to lead the huskies and bring them back to a bowl. Fouch has talent people but he has to have time to develop it. Fouch also did not have a very good team around him and lost the effort of his men in 2008. Fouch will be the Quarterback under center next year if Locker leaves and we will have to embrace it. If the coaches think he can do it I do too.

The options Washington will have are Nick Montana who will be a true freshman, and Keith Price who will be a red shirt freshman. Price or Montana will have chance to compete with Fouch but I have no doubt that if Locker leaves Steve Sarkisian will name Fouch the starter going into camp. Fouch is the best option we have I feel and I know many will disagree. I want ever one to leave a comment.