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Washington QB Jake Browning not listening to what the haters say

Washington QB Jake Browning not listening to what the haters say
Published On: Wed, Oct 10
Sep 21, 2013; Waco, TX, USA; Baylor Bears safety Terrell Burt (13) eludes Louisiana Monroe Warhawks quarterback Kolton Browning (15) and running back Jyruss Edwards (7) and returns an interception for a touchdown during the game at Floyd Casey Stadium. The Bears defeated the Warhawks 70-7. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Most of the sportswriters have drifted away, leaving Jake Browning at the back of the room, plopped down on a chair, still dressed in his jersey and shoulder pads, his tousled, brown hair streaked with sweat.

The Washington quarterback has patiently answered questions about his role in leading the Huskies past UCLA. He has talked about this weekenda€™s game at Oregon.

Now the conversation turns to another topic.

a€œI like my mental sanity,a€ Browning says.

The tenor of his voice remains steady, if faintly subdued, and his gaze tends to shift toward the floor as he speaks.

a€œThere are not many people who have been doing this for as long as I have,a€ he says. a€œAnd I think youa€™d go mentally crazy if you listened to what everyonea€™s opinion is of you.a€

Midway through his fourth season as a starter, the senior has seen it all.

That includes big wins and passing records, bowl games and a trip to the College Football Playoff. Also a few stumbles on the national stage and a junior season that fell short of expectations.

It might sound odd to college football fans in Southern California a€” where USC and UCLA are struggling with freshman quarterbacks a€” but Browning still faces doubters in the Pacific Northwest.

Skeptics dwell on his size and arm strength, a tendency for circling backward and heaving the ball when the protection breaks down. His coach, Chris Petersen, insists that a€œthe quarterback position is seldom ever going to be good enough for anybody.a€

By pure numbers, Browning ranks as the most prolific passer in Washington history. Still, with the seventh-ranked Huskies hovering at the edge of the CFP playoff race, needing a strong push down the stretch, his legacy could hinge on what happens over the next month.

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