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August 18, 2008 7:15 PM

Husky nightcap, day 15

Posted by Bob Condotta

Those of you who pay close attention to the by-lines on here may realize I wasn't around today. Had to take a long-scheduled day off for the family. But am at the keyboards now, and have talked to some people who were up there today, so will try to fulfill the daily wrapup duty.

WHAT HAPPENED --- Two practices, full pads in the morning and lighter in the afternoon.

THE BIG STORY --- Obviously, it's the return of Jake Locker, giving him two full practice weeks to get back in shape, and get the timing and rhythm down with all of the new receivers. Whether it's enough time won't be known until Aug. 30, as is the case with about a dozen other questions about this team. Doesn't sound like he's back to 100 percent by any means, but that he's back at all speaks to the apparent fact that he is recovering and hasn't had any setbacks, both obviously good news.

And reports are that Locker didn't appeared hobbled in any way doing the pre-practice drills that reporters got to see, additional good news with the season now just 12 days away.

THE BIG STORY, No. 2 --- Bud Withers was kind enough to fill in today with a recap of Mark Emmert's interview on KJR. The most interesting aspect of that interview might have been Emmert saying a permanent AD could be in place by the beginning of school, basically agreeing with the assessment of acting AD Scott Woodward, who said a week ago he hopes a new one is in place by the time football season begins.

That is leading a number of people to conclude that the AD is either going to be Woodward or former UW kicker Chuck Nelson, who is now the executive director of the Boeing Classic golf tournament but has several times stated his interest in the job, and has maintained that interest to this point. The Boeing Classic is this week, so some are surmising that Nelson could finish up his duties there and then be named as the new AD next week --- Nelson hasn't said much on this topic of late. There have been few other rumors lately concerning the job, which is still listed as open on Executive Parker Search but this has been a pretty secretive process, so who knows if there may be a mystery candidate lurking out there somewhere.

PLAYER UPDATES --- Various reports have Cameron Elisara not being visible at the afternoon practice today. We'll have to see tomorrow what that may be about. Am also told that Tyrone Willingham was asked today about the status of E.J. Savannah and intimated that the fact that he isn't at practice is all one needs to know. Sounds also as if he either didn't like the subject matter, or being asked about it. May not bode well for a quick return by Savannah. Obviously, it's getting pretty late in the game now to think he could be ready for the beginning of the season.

Otherwise, sounds as if the injury news was pretty good with a number of players back in uniform, notably RBs Brandon Johnson and Brandon Yakaboski and S Victor Aiyewa. The RBs, in particular, were said to be losing valuable time in their fight for playing time at a spot that is hotly competitive this season.

A COUPLE LINKS --- A few links I found while catching up:

--- ESPN.com unveiled its Pac-10 preview today, including this piece from Ivan Maisel predicting bad news for the Huskies this year. You can also find links to the rest of the stories there.

--- Recruiting expert Greg Biggins of ESPN.com has this look at UW's recruiting to date, saying the Huskies are off to a nice start after taking a while to get going.

--- Here's another rehash of Willingham's recruiting at Notre Dame, but since the Huskies play UND this year, I figure these are still worth passing along.

--- A good way to keep up to date on UW's first opponent, Oregon, is through the Ducks' blog at the Eugene Register-Guard.

WHAT'S NEXT --- UW is scheduled for one practice tomorrow afternoon.


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Posted by DAWGONE in AZ

8:30 PM, Aug 18, 2008

We'll see who has the best team on the 30th...but we certainly get to enjoy a better blog...

Lame duck blog (pun intended).

Posted by mike@mike.com

8:36 PM, Aug 18, 2008

Bob,

Where did you see the quote from Emmert saying he was trying to have an AD in place by the start of football season? All I saw in the piece by Withers was that he said he wanted a AD in place by the time school starts but nothing about the start of football season.

Posted by dawgdayzofsummer

8:45 PM, Aug 18, 2008

The knock on Ty at ND was his recruiting and blind loyalty to marginal assistants. Two traits the don't exist at UW. He has the cast (players) and crew (coaches) to succeed but needs time. His teams never quit and regardless of W/L this will show through the whole season starting Aug 30.

Posted by Bob Condotta

8:48 PM, Aug 18, 2008

Mike --- Point taken. Not sure they don't pretty much mean the same thing, but obviously they are different statements. I edited the post to reflect that.

Posted by Jordan

8:59 PM, Aug 18, 2008

The link Bob posted about ND is interesting. While the author tries to point out that Weiss didn't win with Willingham's players he won with Davie's, the 6 best players from that team that were not in bold, Willingham recruited. Not sure the author proved much of anything.

Posted by Formerly Guest

9:04 PM, Aug 18, 2008

Bob,

A fan ( I think it was Ag) posted on the last thread a question about which redshirted LBs and DL guys should make an inpact next year.

I realize you get little access to players and coaches, and get to see little of the practices. That having been said, if you have any thoughts on what sort of role you see Kalani Aldrich and/or Cort Dennison having this year, would you be willing to pass that on?

Also, can you look into if there is some grumbling of moving Izbicki to defense? Or how Romeo Savant is fitting in at TE? (I just wonder if people are talking about this sort of thing, to get Izbicki on the field, as your stories make Middleton sound like he may be taking over TE from Gottlieb and Winter by the end of this year).

Posted by Bob Condotta

9:23 PM, Aug 18, 2008

FG --- I see Aldrich being a reserve who gets some time at DE this year. Have heard good things about his progression, but that he also still has a ways to go to really reach his potential. But since he's past his redshirt year, definitely expect him to play.

I don't see a big role for Denison. There are vets ahead of him, and they don't plan to rotate as much at LB as on the D-line.

I don't see Izbicki moving yet. Still not a ton of depth there, especially with Winter and Gottlieb being seniors. Izbicki right now is one of only two scholarship TEs who are not seniors. Haven't heard as much about Savant this fall as last spring and would think he's bringing up the rear at TE right now.

Posted by Formerly Guest

9:31 PM, Aug 18, 2008

I assume people have seen this, but if you haven't, and you are interested in reading gushing profiles of RN in which natioanl comumnists shower him with their sympathy and admiration, well then this link might be up your alley:
http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/preview08/columns/story?columnist=maisel_ivan&id=3539629&lpos=spotlight&lid=tab3pos1

Posted by Formerly Guest

9:37 PM, Aug 18, 2008

Bob,
Thanks!

Posted by Formerly Guest

9:39 PM, Aug 18, 2008

Anyone see the FSN season preview for UW football? It was friday night. Here is the link-
http://gohuskies.cstv.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/081508aab.html

Thanks.

Posted by bellingham husky

10:04 PM, Aug 18, 2008

Bob,

where's the effin place to say hi on the duck blog?? No comments?

Posted by WSUx3

10:50 PM, Aug 18, 2008

WASHBURN? MORE LIKE...WASHBUM...AMIRITE???

Posted by Seattle Dave

12:01 AM, Aug 19, 2008

speaking of recruiting at Notre Dame, I see that yet another of Coach Weis' superstar recruits (Richard Jackson) has left ND. Another useful reminder that "stars" ain't everything, you still have to play the games.

Posted by MelloDawg

1:08 AM, Aug 19, 2008

dawgdayzofsummer,

So Ty's blind loyalty to Kent Baer in the first three years, consequently ruining our defense, didn't count?

Unbelievable.

Posted by old dawg

1:32 AM, Aug 19, 2008

MD...for once I actually agree with your take on something. At the very least, TW should have really taken Baer to task over his lack of response in light of an obvious problem. THAT is one of the most glaring differences between TW and DJ. James used to demand changes and normally got them. Even demoted his son-in-law.

As far as the recruiting and bringing in new coaches, well yeah, he's done that, and hopefully well. The talent certainly has been upgraded and there's a lot more quality depth, albeit largely without experience.

How Baer ever once received a coach of the year award in light of the last year will simply have to remain a mystery to me, since it isn't worth researching.

Posted by onewoodwacker

6:17 AM, Aug 19, 2008

Dear ND Fans-

I'm tired of hearing the Weis - Willingham debate. Speaking as a white guy from Seattle - the only people in America who don't believe that race was an issue when it came to Willingham recruiting players to Notre Dame are the Notre Dame fans themselves.

Your football team is salt, your basketball teams are salt, your baseball teams are salt, and your track teams are salt - with just a sprinkle of pepper to make it look good.

I think the Latin definition of Notre Dame is "White Gods" correct??? Get real ND fans, your school is the ONE school in America that EVERYONE (but you) recognizes for its whiteness before greatness.

Posted by onewoodwacker

6:24 AM, Aug 19, 2008

Sorry if I offended anyone. Sometimes the truth is offensive.

Posted by purpledawgz

6:51 AM, Aug 19, 2008

11 days... 8/30/2008

Another day closer to kick-off presents yet another reason to be excited for August 30th. Unfortunately, it's a busy one for me today, so this is it for up here before continuing the...

TOP 30 REASONS THE DAWGS WILL GO BOWLING IN 2008

30. Chocolate Milk Does a Team Good (Fore!!!!!! - 7/28)
29. 5th Quarter Conditioning (Monday afternoon links - 7/28)
28. Redshirt Freshman = Last Year’s Scout Team (July questions, take six – 7/29)
27. At Least One Weather Assisted-Win (Thursday links – 7/31)
26. Passion and Purpose Are Back (On those darn second halves - 7/31)
25. Tim Lappano’s Options (Monday A.M. links - 8/4)
24. Sleeper “Bullets” (Monday A.M. links - 8/4)
23. JD Williams Makes Monsters Out of Men (Monday A.M. links - 8/4)
22. Husky Stadium Rocks at 135 dB (More thoughts on Savannah – 8/4)
21. Defense Has Nowhere to Go But Up (Wednesday morning links - 8/6)
20. Chris Polk = Purple and Gold Reggie Bush (Thursday morning links - 8/7)
19. Baggett’s New Crew Does It Too (Husky nightcap, day four - 8/7)
18. Return of Neuheisel (Monday A.M. practice notes - 8/11)
17. Special Teams Now Special for Right Reasons (Monday A.M. practice notes - 8/11)
16. 3-4 Defense Surprises Early Opponents (Monday A.M. practice notes - 8/11)
15. Coach Willingham Pulls-Out All the Stops (Husky nightcap, Aug. 11 edition - 8/11)
14. Linebackers Pick-up Slack (Husky nightcap, day nine - 8/12)
13. More TE (Don James speaks – 8/14)
12. Rematch: Willingham vs. Weis (Friday links – 8/15)
11. Steve Gervais Gets Results in a Flash (QB Jake Locker back at practice – 8/18)
10. Bye, Bye, Bye (QB Jake Locker back at practice – 8/18)

9. Backfield is a Stable Full of Horses – I know what many people think—-there is no experience back there. The arm-chair coaches and potato-chip critics all ask, “Who besides Locker can run?” or “Who replaces the 1,000+ YD rusher in Louis Rankin?” I propose that it will be a committee (led by Steve Gervais’ input and expertise) and that we do not need a single, standout back. If that committee of rushers can post even 1,500 – 2,000 yards collectively, it will have succeeded in taking the pressure off Jake and likely succeeded in going a long way towards a 35+ PPG offensive average.

For starters, Jake Locker is a running threat himself. This is the case even though defenses will plan specifically to stop him from being one. This is the case even though it is obvious we don’t want Locker running 1,500 yards this season all by himself. I still feel he will approach nearly 1,000 yards again this year. So who could Locker potentially rely upon to alleviate the pressure of being the team's leading rusher? How about these guys:

Chris Polk
Paul Homer
Willie Griffin
Brandon Johnson
Luke Kravitz
Brandon Yakaboski
Johri Fogerson
Demitrius Bronson
Terrance Dailey
David Freeman
Austin Sylvester
Tobias Togi


In that list you have a great mix of positions from the workhorse FB to the versatile SB. This collection of talent offers a lot of different areas of expertise--guys that will see holes and hit them without hesitation; guys that can make you miss and break for a big run; guys that can pick-up the short yardage when it’s needed to keep the clock moving when the ball is in our hands. Do we need a single guy to do all of that? Absolutely not. If three of those guys can rush for just 600 yards on the whole season, that would put us averaging 150 yards per game _without_ Locker! Half of those listed can break a single run that long when given the chance.

Finally, remember how many times it has been mentioned that RB is a position where youth can prevail. If the same is true for teams like U$C, UO, OSU, Cal... the same can be true for us. While Brandon Johnson is not tried-and-true yet, he has seen a limited amount of Pac-10 play. As for Chris Polk, despite having yet to see the field as a collegiate athlete, he's impressed the coaches with his speed and quick learning. Don't forget that there will be sleepers among the redshirt and true freshmen as well. The FB’s, particularly the experienced ones in Kravitz and Homer, will be like your first (insert cliché object here)—-not pretty or flashy, but reliable and a sentimental favorite.

In short, the backfield seems to be less and less an area of concern. I feel as comfortable about the running game as I do the offensive line—-they will perform and perform well. We likely won’t lead the conference in rushing, but we’ll be in the top 3 or 4. And, we'll accomplish that conference ranking the best way possible: as a team of contributors rotating and staying fresh, relying upon one another. That alone will win some games as we march toward a warm, December engagement...

Posted by onewoodwacker

7:05 AM, Aug 19, 2008

purpledawgz-

Love your posts, but I don't believe Bronson or Daily made it to Washington. Bronson - grades, Daily - decided to go to SDSU I believe.

Anyway - good post!!

Posted by Banned

7:41 AM, Aug 19, 2008

Onewoodwacker

Loved your rant about Notre Dame!

On top of everything you said, folks like JH follow Ty around the country trying to say negative things about every small and big blip in a rebuilding program. We don't go to their website and spend hours trashing their coach. Weis will choke without our help.

I will never view notre dame football as the mythological underdogs and overachievers. Now its all about underachiving coaches, misguided recruits, wimpiest schedule in the nation, and overexposure on TV. Their boosters are getting what they deserve!

Sorry if you are tired of this but I dont see how this will stop until JH leaves us alone.

Posted by BainbridgeDawg

8:04 AM, Aug 19, 2008

hey woodwacker (now there is an admission against interest); that may have been one of the more ignorant posts to come down the tubes in a while (and that takes a lot given the quality of posts from jh and WSUx3). If you thnk Ty was fired becasue of his color, do you think he was hired for the same reason?

I suspect you know little or nothing about Notre Dame, other than what is spoon fed to you by the local and national media, but don't let that stop you.

Also, Notre Dame is french, not latin, for Our Lady; but given the religious bigots that live in the Pacific Northwest I am not surprised by your confusion.

Posted by Husky Fan In New York

8:15 AM, Aug 19, 2008

Mellow, I largely agree with you about Willingham and Baer. Baer's performance at ND really went down at ND after they graduated the good ND defensive players Davie left to him. He has never been good at defending the pass and that doesn't bode well in the Pac-10.

I guess the only reason why Ty kept him around at UW was that the defense improved a good amount from 2005 to 2006 (at least 5 points less allowed per game). Perhaps Ty thought that UW would again allow 21 ppg in 2007 while the offense would improve, leading to a bowl game. However, with Dashon Goldson, CJ Wallace, and Scott White gone, Baer got exposed again.

Regardless, we'll see if TW's DC change is soon enough to save his job.

Posted by boondawg

8:21 AM, Aug 19, 2008

Bainbridge- I respect that you don't agree with onwood's post, but to make the accusation that he is a 'religious bigot' is fairly ironic, since a) saying that is pretty ignorant in itself and b) it wouldn't make much sense for a 'religious bigot' to bash a Catholic University.

Posted by BoiseTruth

8:32 AM, Aug 19, 2008


Bronson hasn't cleared yet Onewood, but Daily has been in the whole time. #27 in your program.


It' going to be a lot fun to watch the running game unfold Purpledawgz. As you say, so many possibilities this year.

Posted by Jordan

8:36 AM, Aug 19, 2008

Yeah I am getting close to being done reading this blog as well. It really isn't as good as it once was because the only thing anyone wants to continually talk about is Tyrone Willingham. And the blog is monopolized by three or four really ridiculous people who want to bring every topic back to that. As I've said before, I'm not having that conversation anymore. It is pointless.

Tyrone Willingham is the coach at the University of Washington and as such he has my full support. And I think it is a complete waste of time to speculate on whether he should stay or go until after week 7. Any opinion about how this team will do this year is based on speculation and history. They haven't played a game yet. I don't care about how high someone's stars are or how low their recruiting stars are, how great a team looks on paper, or what an "expert" (who is many cases has never personally seen this team play or practice and in several cases has never played a down of football in their life) says about how this team will do.

Someone said earlier in the week, talk is cheap. That's true. And it's even cheaper on a blog where you can hide behind your made up name or personality. So, I am going to spend a lot less time talking including this blog and go and get involved in the stadium renovation project and do everything I can to help Willingham, Emmert, and the University of Washington rebuild one of the icons of the Northwest.

Posted by Jordan

8:42 AM, Aug 19, 2008

I'll talk to you all again on October 26th. Have a great rest of your summer and GO DAWGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by ducks will win!

8:54 AM, Aug 19, 2008

I have an idea!! Lets talk about how the Ducks will neuter the Dawgs in less than 2 weeks!!!!!

Posted by HarborDawg

8:56 AM, Aug 19, 2008

Jordan you think this is bad?

Have you ever read the game thread? Most of it is a drunken, drug induced rant by many of the worst here who trash everything but never actually attend the games.

The next morning is usually an excellent, intelligent discussion about the game while the rest sleep off the evening.

Actually I think, beyond the usual mindless few suspects posting here, this is an excellent source of Dawg talk. I think we are all so ready for the season to begin and so tired of no real football to talk about we naturally focus on the rehashed news and topics to keep going.

11 days and we'll have some real stuff to discuss!

GO DAWGS

Posted by Husky Fan In New York

8:56 AM, Aug 19, 2008

Jordan, I wholeheartedly agree with you. For instance, I want to look at the excitement of Ed Donatell and Brian White, not the negatives of the coaches they replaced. Heck, the season starts in 12 days so whatever bashing is so moot it's ridiculous. Even a month ago, I was calling for it to stop.

Posted by tjones

9:12 AM, Aug 19, 2008

Bob, would you comment on your take on the controversy surrounding Ty's reaction to the Q about EJ Savannah yesterday? As you probably saw on gohuskies.com, he was extremely disrespectful to another member of the media after the question was asked. He actually tried to make that he didn't know who the reporter was asking about then just showed absolute disrespect and tried to power past the topic. Just wondering what your thoughts are due to the fact that this is Ty's last chance and he continues to show zero respect to the fan base nor the media. Thanks!

Posted by boondawg

9:14 AM, Aug 19, 2008

Bob - When do you think a depth chart for the game will be released (or if it will be released before the game)?

Posted by BainbridgeDawg

9:16 AM, Aug 19, 2008

Boondawg: Your post is internally inconsist; a religious bigot would not bash a catholic university? Isn't that like saying a racial bigot wouldn't bash Howard Grqmbling? Also, I didn't reference onewood directly, but was commenting on the general atmosphere iin the Pacific Northwest.

Posted by Banned

9:20 AM, Aug 19, 2008

Jordan
If you care, you should NOT leave
If you do, the trolls had their way

Folks
There were some nice football discussions yesterday
Please continue those. EVERY DAWG loved those

You have to learn to ignore what you don't care for
Pleading for argument to stop will not work
Trolls and Ngas will visit
Some of us will challenge them
We have to
They will not have a free ride like they did last Fall

Posted by boondawg

9:24 AM, Aug 19, 2008

Bainbrige- I really don't want to get in a debate about rigigious and racial bigotry. I was merely pointing out the inconsistance of your statement regarding onewood's mistranslation of Notre Dame. And yes you did refrence him, it's at the top of your blog. Oh and your logical comparison is slightly off, the analogy would be more like a racial bigot bashing the kkk.

Posted by boondawg

9:26 AM, Aug 19, 2008

typo - 'religious'

Posted by boondawg

9:33 AM, Aug 19, 2008

Here's something for anyone to answer. Do you think it will be more wise for us to go the obvious route and run at the ducks weakness, the d-line? Or is it a possibility that Jake might come out throwing, hopefully displaying his much improved accuracy?

Posted by 206dogg

9:48 AM, Aug 19, 2008

Hey guys,
Don't give the mental midgets there glory. Don't you see, people like Mello, WSUx3, jh and the blind duck fans are self centric cry babies? All they can talk about is there point of view (self centric) and spat temper tantrum after tantrum (cry baby). Let them post and then ignore them and let them go suck on there momma's t*ttie, b/c that's what babies do.

Posted by 206dogg

9:50 AM, Aug 19, 2008

Purple-
Your posts are awesome. Very thoughtful, articulate and admittedly inspiring. KEEP THEM UP. Nicely done.
I'm anxious to see what #1 is.....

Posted by Bob Condotta

9:58 AM, Aug 19, 2008

T Jones --- Not having been there yesterday, I'm a little reluctant to comment on that one either way. Sorry. Maybe later.

Posted by augiedawg70

10:14 AM, Aug 19, 2008

boondog,

If our O-line is as good as we think, I believe that my game plan for Oregon would focus on the run, rather than the pass. And, by run, I'm talking about a conventional running game, forcing the Ducks to key on Locker but giving the ball to our tailbacks, fullbacks, and slotbacks.

Posted by to the "negadawgs"

10:22 AM, Aug 19, 2008

to mello, jordan, fg, or any other posters who are labeled as "negadawgs" --

It's not worth your time. Just walk away. Any efforts to try to open folk's eyes to the mess that is UW athletics is met with blind support. Maybe when the football team goes 11-25 the next 3 years, and there are 25,000 season ticket holders left, some of these folks will clue in. Of course, the whole thing will be destroyed by then. But why worry about that now?

Enjoy the 4 wins this season and start getting your typical excuses ready -- difficult schedule, injuries to key players, not deep enough, not enough talent, weather, etc.

What a bunch of losers.

Posted by boondawg

10:28 AM, Aug 19, 2008

auggie- I think that is most likely what we will try and do. I think it would be cool though, and maybe a suprise if we came out throwing. I wouldn't think the entire game would be this way, just open the game up with an unsuspected air attack. It might throw the ducks back on their heels (then again it could backfire). I've always liked the idea of teams coming out and smacking the opposing team right in the mouth (to me that would be going at the ducks vaunted secondary and giving it a thorough test) it could fail but that's the beauty of risks, sometimes there is a great reward.

Posted by MelloDawg

10:39 AM, Aug 19, 2008

I could understand if Baer was kept around for Ty's first TWO years, but not last year as well. There was enough evidence in 2006 to can him, but Ty only did so when he faced pressure from upper campus to make changes. If there was no indication of said pressure, I guarantee Kent Baer would still be here.

As for 2008, the people saying "this is his last year, win or else" sound very similar to those at the beginning of 2007. I'm sure people like Harbor, onewoodwacker, HFINY, et al are being serious and will demand change if Ty doesn't win, but I know there are those out there who will not demand it even if we go 4-8.

I worry about hearing people say "well, you know I did say that Ty should be gone, but gosh darnit, we did have some injuries this year and man was our schedule tough! Maybe he needs another year." You can't deny that these assertions will be made.

Posted by augiedawg70

10:39 AM, Aug 19, 2008

Not that I really know anything, but it is my belief that this team with Locker is going to end up like a lot of the good Nebraska teams that had a mobile quarterback (who was that quarterback that frustrated the hell out of our defense?) and a punishing running game.

I think it would be really neat on the 30th if Oregon's vaunted secondary spends a lot of time making tackles on our running backs downfield.

Posted by onewoodwacker

11:29 AM, Aug 19, 2008

Boise Truth - was it David Freeman that decided to not come to Washington?

BainbridgeDawg - I know that Notre Dame is French for "Our Lady". I was being a smarta** to some ND posters. Sorry if I offended you. Not a bigot by the way, just voicing my opinion of what I perceive as ND's predominantly "White" athletic programs. It had nothing to do with religion.

Posted by godawgs

11:32 AM, Aug 19, 2008

T Jones and Bob -

Concerning the EJ question yesterday - apparently the reporter that asked the question was Chris Fetters from Dawgman. It appears that there is a big conflict brewing between the UWAD/Willingham and Dawgman. Dawgman insider boards are an absolute hate fest on Willingham (not even commenting on whether it is justified or not) and from my perspective the admins aren't taking any actions to limit it. In fact, in many ways they are encouraging it. Several Dawgman members that are also Tyee members have been giving practice reports on those boards despite the UWAD rules against discussing what they see at practice. It has already resulted in at least one Tyee member being banned from practice.

My only comment on this whole thing is that some people (posters in this forum and on Dawgman and media members) have become as obsessive-compulsive about Ty as they claim Ty is about running the UW football program.

I would not be surprised to see a media pass or two pulled.

Posted by Formerly Guest

11:34 AM, Aug 19, 2008

Boondog,

I think we need to really be able to throw the ball, especially intermediate routes. I can't see us beating UO without being able to do that. I think we really need to involve a TE and a slot back, and utilize the middle of the field very well throwing.

I think we can win with a good portion of our passing being set up via play action from our Spread QB run and counter option. But if we can't pass when we want to, we are in trouble.

And with UO's wonderful (or so I am told by all the prognosticators) secondary, that is asking a lot.

Posted by Formerly Guest

11:40 AM, Aug 19, 2008

"To the Negadawgss",

I was sort of surprised to see myself labelled as a "nega-dawg." (Did I read that right?)

Just to clear the air, I supported another year for our coaching staff to see what would happen this year. Like probably about 90% of our fan base, the verdict is still out for me. I am not pro-coach at all costs, nor pro-fire coach at all costs, but undecided. I think I will be decided about our ultimate chances of success with this current staff by the end of the season.

So I don't think I am a Nega-dawg. I don't think the term "typologist" fits me either, but the way I see it thrown around on this board by some, I wonder if I am a better fit for the definition of that catchy insult than I am for the "nega-dawg" one.

Sorry to further this debate. I just wanted to clear the air so that the people who want to label my views with a catchy term have the information they need to do it as accurately as they can.

Posted by RedDawg

11:50 AM, Aug 19, 2008

Onewood-nice cut and paste guy. I'm not a Notre Dame fan but are they really known for their "whiteness"? Didn't I see you post recently that you were LDS? I better not go there. All I really know for sure is that Sumner Jr. High always whooped up on Edgemont in all sports. Take that! Boise, what's your gut feeling on Kirby Moore and where he'll end up? I bet you really hope the Broncos snatch him up huh? Kellen to Kirby once again. Go Dawgs!

Posted by onewoodwacker

12:07 PM, Aug 19, 2008

RedDawg-

That was good!! Yes, I conceed and agree that BYU should known for their "Whiteness" in their athletic programs too, although that bothers me as well.

Posted by Todj

12:07 PM, Aug 19, 2008

Godawgs,
I understand the issue but have you seen the tape? Ty is an absolute Ahole (which is becoming very normal) to the reporter. No matter who it is or who he works for, TW is still the face of the program. I was disgusted by his reaction and lack of respect for the reporter. I listened to the Q's asked 5 times, not once was it asked in a "negative" manner. TW just immediately went into defence mode and put me off immediately. TW by most reports is a nice guy away from coaching, but when he's in the spotlight.....WOW! IMO, that's a pretty important aspect of being the coach of a D1 program.

Posted by onewoodwacker

12:17 PM, Aug 19, 2008

RedDawg -

Sumner Jr High was good, problem was they forgot to grow up when it came time for H.S. How many times did they beat Puyallup? Oh yeah - NEVER!! Touchee'

Posted by MelloDawg

12:58 PM, Aug 19, 2008

Formerly Guest,

You really think that 90% of the fanbase still has yet to cast their opinion on Ty? How about the Seattle Times poll that was run regarding Ty's future? I believe it was 70/30 in favor of firing him. It was one of those polls where you could not vote multiple times.

I assure you that I'd say 40-50% of the fanbase has made up their minds. It is not a vocal minority who wants him fired.

Posted by dawgs4ever

1:02 PM, Aug 19, 2008

Can we just can the disgrace known as Ty and move on with Husky football? After watching press conference yesterday, it's clear he isn't cut out for this. He distances himself from the boosters and fans and then he pretends he doesn't even know the guy who was the leading tackler last season. Way to throw your guys under the bus, TY! Get lost!!

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