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Jan 9Liked by John Canzano

Well, for me, this was the chronicle of a death foretold. You could clearly see that Michigan was not a good matchup for Washington based on their respective strengths and weaknesses. Michigan rushed for over 300 yards and always stayed an arm's length away from Washington. In the end, it wasn't close. The one thing that I didn't like was DeBoer leaving a clearly hurt Penix in the game when it was essentially decided. I'm definitely not a Husky fan but I felt bad for Penix after seeing him shuffle in the tunnel in obvious physical distress.

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Jan 9·edited Jan 9Liked by John Canzano

DeBoer is one of the reasons the pac 12 broke up. He was pushing the ad and president to move from the very start. Good riddance to the huskies. They will get pounded and their $2 million dollar OC will get it handed to him next year like tonight. He was completely out coached. Husky def was atrocious in the first half. Michigans dline dominated the Husky off line and made them look like freshman. Maybe DeBoer will eat some humble pie in the meantime.

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Jan 9Liked by John Canzano

Outcoached

Never looked like the team that we were all season

Whatta Year to be DAWGFAN!✊🏻✊🏻✊🏻

Made a lot of new friends here this past season. I’ll take 14-1 😎. Looking toward beating Oregon in the B1G Championship Game

GO DAWGS

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Sad that George K was there at all. Who paid for his plane ticket and hotel? Hope not the Pac-2. Hate Harbaugh, but couldn’t root for UW. Beaver fan for life

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Looking on the bright side, as a Duck fan, at least we won't have to deal with the insufferable Husky fans If they had won the championship, we would have never heard the end of it. Ducks went to the Natty twice over the last 20 years. Once for the Huskies. Given what Lanning is building, I don't see us losing to them next year. Go Ducks.

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OSU and WSU: Fire George K immediately! Not doing anything to move us forward. Forget the buyout. Start fresh now!!!

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Penix was inconsistent all season. Brilliant against Oregon and Texas but average vs some other Pac-12 schools. He was off target all night. Give some credit to Michigan for tough defense but Penix missed receivers that were open even when he had time. I wonder about his pro career when he plays against much tougher defenses and his receivers are no longer superior to the defensive backs like they were much of this year.

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Jan 9·edited Jan 9Liked by John Canzano

The best team doesn't always win. Tonight the best team won.

Enjoyed Coach Lanning's analysis on Game Day and at half time. Was good pub for the Ducks.

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Credit UW great season. Honestly they played a bit tight and the moment seemed a bit big for them. They left yards and points all over the field.

Still. As an SC fan I tip my cap to UW. The best program in the PNW. Best school. Best location. Best stadium. Only school with a national title. And best HC in the region. Their future looks bright.

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Jan 9Liked by John Canzano

Great stuff, JC. It's a shame that this was the final punctuation mark on the Pac-12's storied history. I do believe that defense STILL wins championships. But tonight, Michigan taught a Master Class from both sides of the football.

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I am significantly disappointed in Coach DeBoer. Penix was obviously in great pain in the last few minutes of the 4th quarter, yet DeBoer left him in until the end. He could barely move ... he struggled to walk into the locker room after the game ... again showing significant pain. The outcome of the game was determined at that point ... why risk ruining the future of a gifted player like Penix ... and for what purpose!

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Isn’t this the way it always is……

Quarterback looks like Superman going into the big game and ends up looking human. Those passes that were perfect against Texas were a tad off against Michigan. This may sound ignorant to many but I still think Bo Nix will just maybe end up being the the most successful NFL quarterback in this years draft( note: I am a Beaver and Duck hater but gotta give credit when due)

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Any idiot knew these guys were overrated. The embarrasment by the Pac 12 refs during the Apple Cup were obvious. And the Ducks and Texas played on an uneven plate in their respective playoffs. Anyone who doesn't realize the frauds they were needs to check in their cards as football fans.

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Sorry but I don’t buy the humble act when he and the Husky admin did everything they could to breakup the Pac 12. I am sure he is a nice person but the carnage from the demise of the conference is devastating to many people involved.

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I'm always depressed when the college football season ends. This year even more so, as the entire thing was bittersweet.

The Pac-12 as we know it is gone. The traditions, rivalry, and regional dogfights I have lived my entire life are now just a dust bin somewhere in the memory bank. It will never be the same.

Thank you JC for working your ass off keeping all of us informed and up to date. I know you will continue to do so.

It's now into the unknown in a conference I loved to hate. I have already booked my November 2nd trip to Ann Arbor.

GO DUCKS! 🦆🦆🦆

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You say the Michigan win is undisputed.... have your forgotten the ncaa violations along the way? How is a team with not one but two ncaa violations allowed to be in the position to win a title. After all their coach was suspended for not 1, not 2, but 6 games this season. The organization undoubtedly benefitted from those transgressions but yet was allowed to continue as if none of those ever happened. Jim won a title while only being present for just under half of the season and you want us to accept that? The fact that he was suspended for 6 games and his team still won isn't about the teams ability it's about the organization as a whole. When a coach who is accused of recruitment violations and sing stealing violations can sit at home for 6 games thus season and still win a title means the system is broke. Come on John you know better. Sniff this out. Don't come at me with everyone does it. If the ncaa had any shred of dignity Michigan would have been banned after the first violation let alone the second regardless of their record. Cheaters should never be rewarded. Cheaters who have been caught should be shunned. I get it. It's a game of how much you can push the line without crossing. But Michigan crossed it... TWICE. but that's ok. The suspended their coach for 6 games all water under the bridge, but apparently the network that Jim built was enough to withstand him being absent and on the lazy boy for 6 games. That tells us all he was just the fall guy. Sure people lost their jobs but the institution kept winning. That tells you that the punishments werent enough. Firings and suspensions weren't enough. They should have never been allowed to be in a position to win a title. Not after teams were inexplicably left out. If there was any integrity left in the ncaa, Michigan would have been left out. Tainted title from my point of view. And that's the story that should be followed. Side note I ain't a husky. I had no skin in this game, but all college football should be asking of the ncaa is how far is too far. Draw the line. Fact is there isn't a line. Tonight proved it. Start asking those questions John. You're a renegade, start owning it.

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