Also... do football coaches tell the truth?
“Washington’s Husky Stadium is located four miles from UW’s campus, but it’s also one of the best settings in college football.” This is not correct. Husky stadium is adjacent to the campus. The furthest any class room is to Husky stadium is .7 or .8 miles by foot, according to Google maps.
Dave Bartoo is required reading. Anytime I see an interview with him, I'll read it. He's probably the only person who should have a say in who makes the playoff. His "eye test" comment was especially compelling.
The Trojans were humiliated, will they carry that into the game this Saturday? No, Utah wins in their fashion of blunt force trauma.
It's called "plausible deniability" John (but you know that) . Coaches don't talk directly with schools sniffing around, their agent always does it and relays the info. Agents don't answer to anyone except their clients. WSU and Dickert, just like OSU and J. Smith, are between a rock and a hard place once the season ends and none of the scenarios going forward are very pretty even if they end up with a bunch of cash.
When does the selection committee consider a top25 win? At the time the game was played or at the time the committee meets?
ESPN loves to frontload SEC teams that have no business being in the top 25, and it seems to ensure that Georgia, Bama, etc can have that strength of schedule argument while playing really weak out of conference teams.
Does he discuss the manipulation of the AP top25 wins? Because that seems to be a strong reason we can't have two Pac12 teams in the playoffs.
Husky Stadium IS 4 miles from where I parked.
The Hawaii Rainbow Warriors play on a stadium on campus. The moved out of Aloha Stadium because it was unsafe, was supposed to be demolished and rebuilt. None of it has happened yet. So they will be playing on campus for many years. Unlike in Aloha Stadium, they seem to actually fill up the stadium for a better atmosphere.
the CFP selection parameters - ambiguous at best, misguided and arrogant at worst
Regarding Dickert; “He who speaks first, loses” - Cougs need the “any given day” upset of the season this weekend
It all comes down to Washington staying healthy and taking motivation to the next level. Feeling confident, not cocky
Love all that is PSU!
The mighty Ducks will win and keep this up. Bo's message after the game was a tremendous insight of a mature, compassionate young man.
Bartoo interview was great...👊
Gee, I’ve been waiting for “SCfortheWin” comment. I wonder where he went?
Oregon State will win a tough game at Arizona and will defeat UW in Corvallis with a D that plays much better at home.
Oregon is the last Pac-12 team to win in Salt Lake City, 30-28 in 2018, behind Justin Herbert, and will win a hard-fought game by holding down the Utes run game.
UW will defeat USC and win the Apple Cup.
In what could be the last Civil War game, the Beavers and Ducks will be playing the day after Thanksgiving in a game kicking off at 8:30 Eastern that will be watched by 6M+ and decide which team from Oregon (Oregon IMO will defeat SC at home) goes to Las Vegas to play UW in the champ game. (The Oregon vs. UW game last Saturday was by far the most watched CFB game in Week 7 including Arkansas at Alabama. How did They screw This up?))
It Never Rains in Autzen Stadium but on 11/24 the weather could have an impact on this game.
No doubt that Oregon State will be coming into the Civil War fired up to end Oregon's Pac-12 champ dreams and playoff hopes.
Come on ESPN/Fox, bring OSU and WSU into the B12 and the Power 4. The B12 4 newbies to date are 1-8 in the B12.
Hmmm....Oregon State at No. 9 in the country and 4 spots ahead of Oregon and in the CFP. I bet that is rocking Duck-world and Uncle Phil. But there is still a long way to go. Still, this by a non-PAC observer with no bias is quite a statement. What does this do to the head honchos at ESPN and FOX and their rigging of the conferences? Hmmmm....heads rolling?
Boy John you had lots to talk about today, but I'll focus on the results. Definitely your worst week for straight up picks, only at 2-4, but there were a lot of Pac12 upsets. Still that made for interesting stats when it comes to where will be next year as all the conferences had disappointing results (except maybe the future ACC/Pac schools since their future conference mate ND (in all other sports) took down the PAC12 school that started all this mess.
The Pac/Big10 had its worst week going only 1-3 as in all of their games a future Big 10 team from the Pac came up short when the previous 21 games the 4 teams only had 1 loss. Still the 1 game that guaranteed a loss (UO/UW) was the best game of the year and cemented not only that rivalry for the Big 10 in the future but the value those 2 schools bring. Also considering the team we can all hate USC, looked pretty pedestrian in that 48-20 drubbing by ND, the Northwest schools sure will help that conference. Yet despite the losses all 4 teams are still ranked in the AP matching the 4 of other Big 10 fourteen teams that are ranked. then add the fact that 1/2 of the top 10 AP ranked teams will be in the Big 10 next year reinforces that the Midwest conference by going National sure made some astute acquisitions. Jim Delaney and Kevin Warren leave a much more favorable legacy than Larry Scott and George K.
On the other hand the Big12 looks pitiful this year even with their 4 PAC12 acquisitions. They desperately need those Pac teams who had a good week going 2-1, but that 1 loss by their media darling school, Colorado (who got this year’s PAC12 defections going), embarrassed themselves giving up a 29-0 halftime lead to ACC bound Stanford. You’d think the Big12 might realize if football matters that #12 OSU and WSU are critical additions. Even with WSU’s loss AP writers gave them 11 votes, 7 more than 15 of those 16 future Big12 got with only #14 Utah ranked who beat the other ACC bound team, Cal.
So here are the PAC records base on future conference allegiance and against all conferences as we enter Week #8:
Big 10/4 Pac teams 21-4, 8-3 in the Pac 12; AP ranks #5, 9, 18, 25
Big 12/4 Pac teams 14-12, 5-9 in the Pac12, AP rank #14
ACC/2 Pac teams 5-8, 2-6 in the Pac12, Neither team ranked
PAC 2 (OSU/WSU) 10-3, 4-3 in the Pac12 & 3-2 against the defecting 10, AP ranks #12, 29
Out of conference PAC 12 record 30 wins and only 6 losses
Week #8 all 4 Pac12 games have a future Big 10 team with 2 against Pac/B12 (Utah at USC & ASU at UW), against Pac/ACC (UCLA at Stanford), and another test against the PAC 2 as WSU come to Autzen. The Ducks had better be ready as WSU has often derailed a good Oregon season, especially when they had the Pirate (R.I.P). USC/Utah is the marquis PAC12 matchup and after last weekend the Trojans need this win badly.
Ed Schwallie, Corvallis
Last I visited University of Washington, the stadium was On the campus. You might say it’s adjacent, because you have to cross Mountlake Boulevard on a pedestrian bridge. 4 miles almost gets you to Lumen field where the Seahawks play.
Love the NO BS analytics!