Will Kenny Dillingham win big at ASU?
USC almost lost to a Chance Nolan led Beavers team. They had to get 4 picks by Chance plus some very favorable officiating calls to pull out a last minute win. They just aren't as good as the talk. Yes, the Trojans beat an average Notre Dame (almost always overrated in the press) but did not have to play Oregon or Washington. They lost to Utah at home, barely beat Cal at home, a team the Beavers crushed. I don't care if they do have Caleb Williams, this is a very beatable Trojans team living on a 50 year old reputation. They will be lucky to beat Utah at a neutral site. Money can buy you a star player, but not a Championship. That takes heart and the Trojans have none
Dillingham is a “fun play caller?” Maybe, if you’re a Beaver. Going 0 for 5 on 4th down wasn’t much fun if you’re a Duck.
Listening to latest Canzano/Wilner podcast
Glad to hear Wilner say that we need and should want USC to get into the Playoff
Right now, they are still a P12 team and we need that drought to end
My heart wants Utah to win. My head is rooting for USC. It would be better for my Beavs.
I’m not sure who to pick yet for Utah v USC, but I’m pretty sure it’s going to be a great game of football to watch.
I’m happy you keep paying attention to the PAC-12 football officiating issues. Something needs to change in a big way. It becomes much more obvious how poor the officiating is in the PAC when watching games in other conferences. It’s time for a whole rebuild of the system, and it needs to be done by experienced officiating professionals.
Hope Dilligham does just well enough to keep his job, however, not well enough to be relevant
Surely something can come about that will raise our standards of officiating. Based on current levels of competency, this shouldn’t be too tough a task.
Hope the (gag) Trojans win - good for the conference and BETTER for Washington
🌹 GO DAWGS
I wonder if Oregon will target someone like Joe Brady for OC?
I haven't heard any rumors, but I am sure they will start to fly.
Dilly is young and can be rather stupid in his play calling ; he thinks tooo far out of the box ! Two best coaches in the Pac 12 are Smith and Whittingham. The conference can be better without SC and UCLA.
Go Utah ! Beat the “ University of Spoiled Children” !
I see two ways to success. The portal can benefit either of these philosophies because the plug and play option available with the Portal can make any team the next Cinderella story or make a good team great
1. Recruiting. If you consistently win in recruiting day, the portal simply isn't needed.
2. Develop your 3* into draft picks. This is the tried and true method that is the more difficult.
Oregon State, Wazzu and similar programs will almost never out recruit their in state rivals. They have to develop and hope for a key portal transfer.
I am a sore loser Duck fan who really doesn't care who wins the Pac 12 title. All college football is being blown up by. I am too old to change but I miss the old days when the rain drenched fans yelled Go Ducks and D Fence every game win or lose till the end
Pac-12 title game sold out. USC headed (maybe) to the playoff. Six conference teams likely to finish in the top 25.
True or False: If this had started 3 years ago instead of now, USC/UCLA wouldn't be leaving.
--UW Fan :-)
Help me if you ask more about the officiating review upstairs. When Jonathan asks for a spot review as he did, does he have to ask thinking it’s a first down or can he win the challenge if indeed the spot would have been a foot short instead of a yard? Both back-to-back spots were decisively off and there was also no stoppage of play for a review of a Duck catch that was obviously aided by the ground when technically OSU had no challenge left.
Best of luck to Dilly in his new gig. Will not be surprised if Thompson or Butterfield go with.
I was surprised at the fight ASU put up against Arizona and ASU's QB play was excellent.
I think Utah would have a shot if the team was healthy but SC is getting healthy while Utah is going in the other direction.
If the Utes backed in it was due to the conference eliminating divisions in 2022 but sticking with division schedules. I hope this will not be the case next season and I truly hope the CA cross division scheduling model goes away in 2023.
I think an argument can be made that SC skipping Oregon and UW and playing CAL and Stanford could be the team that backed in? Especially looking at Troy on the road in Corvallis where Williams saved SC's bacon.
I do see a fairly easy cover for the Trojans Friday night; especially, after the way Troy shut down the Irish run game on Saturday.
Smith and the Beavers 49, Dilly and the Devils 3--in about a year.