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Neuheisel: Locker will play

The status of Washington quarterback Jake Locker might still be in doubt, but not in the mind of UCLA coach Rick Neuheisel.

Locker, considered a first-round NFL draft pick, has a broken rib and missed the Huskies' 53-16 loss to Oregon on Nov. 6. He has practiced with the team the last two days, but a final decision on his availability for Thursday night's game against UCLA at Husky stadium is not expected until Tuesday. Neuheisel, though, has no doubt that a decision has already been made.

"There’s no uncertainty over Jake," Neuheisel said. "He’ll play. He absolutely will play. And there is really no uncertainty about rain. It will."