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What do you guys think about having Dykes in the same conference (and, for that matter, division) as Leach? For those kids out there who are great fits for the Air Raid, we're now competing against Cal for them, and we're also allowing teams to prep for us more easily (our North Division rivals know they'll have to play two Air Raid teams per year, so they'll account for it more than they might otherwise, perhaps even in recruiting, and it would especially suck playing someone right after they played Cal). I don't think any of this will make a HUGE difference -- Cal is going to get good players regardless, and offense is only half the equation -- but I certainly don't see it as anything other than a bad thing for us that Dykes was hired by them.
5 months, 2 weeks ago on Goodness of Fit | December | 2012 Articles
Hope you guys don't can the blog. Enjoy the discussion here. BTW, there's no way in hell that Leach lets MW back on the team at this point.
5 months, 3 weeks ago on Heading to Off (Season)
@Stiffmiester Damn right! Those guys overcame so much adversity to pull out that win. Just incredible.
6 months ago on SENIORS!!!
Just chiming in here to note that WallaCoug not only doesn't represent our entire fan base, but he represents what I'd estimate to be about 15% of it. Nothing personal, WallaCoug, but I think you're dead-wrong on Wulff. I think he'd have us at 3-8. Likely beats Colorado but loses the other games we've lost. We wouldn't have shown up in a couple of the games, just as we've seen with this year's squad (and as we saw from all Wulff-led teams).
6 months ago on Football Friday on a Thursday, Thank God It's the Final Week of 2012 Edition
Sorry for the unvarnished reaction there ... man, just really don't want to see that kind of result. Let's get a win, but if I had to, I'd settle for a moral victory tonight that looks a lot like Bone's boys almost beating UCLA without Klay.
6 months, 1 week ago on Bend But Don't Breske!
@UWJasonUW None. Ecklund broke his hand.
6 months, 2 weeks ago on Football Friday on a Thursday, Week Ten 2012 Season
@WallaCoug Yeah, I hear you. I've had my own moments of unhappiness, and as I mentioned below, I have a lot of doubts about this offense going forward.
As for the trolls, I think it's an interesting topic, actually -- the effective trolls are the ones who present themselves as reasonable, or who pose as our own fans. Not to be too paranoid or conspiracy-fearing, but it's pretty easy to go on a message board or forum of another team and express "reasonable concerns" or, better yet, pose as a fan of that team and freak out about all of the problems with the program. I *might* have even done that on Dawgman a few times -- hypothetically, of course.
6 months, 2 weeks ago on Fear and Criticism in Pullman
@crazedcoug40 Dude, ease off on Corky. That's not cool.
@WallaCoug You're pretty over the top with all of this anti-Leach venom, frankly. You're going to let some Husky commenters on the Seattle Times get under your skin with Willingham comparisons, particularly regarding some things that haven't happened (e.g., burning redshirts to make a point)? Those guys would like nothing more than to make our players, recruits, and fans think Leach is going to be another Willingham.
None of this is to say I'm ecstatic about how things have gone thus far, and I definitely have some concerns. Big ones. Just try to keep your wits about you a bit.
Agree with a lot of this, Sean. You touched on this, but I'm just amazed at how predictable and ineffective the offense is (at least thus far). Shotgun snap, some guys run around on intermediate routes, and the defense keeps 7 or 8 guys between 5-15 yards deep to knock the ball down or intercept it (and, if we wanted to throw a screen, to come up and stuff it after a short gain or loss due to only needing to rush 3). It's hard to see how it can be effective. The only "hope" I have is that our QBs aren't decisive enough and/or that our line is so terrible as to cause all of this. I have a hard time believing it will be effective even with a better QB and and an improved o-line, though.
Man, this was awful.
6 months, 2 weeks ago on The Day to Win
@WallaCoug Man, usually I'm the serious one. I was just joking around re Ohio State. I'd pick anyone 11-18 to beat OS in a heads-up matchup, though, along with about half of those from 19 through 25.
7 months, 2 weeks ago on No D-Light
No chance that OS is really the #10 team in the country. Maybe voters thought they were voting for OSU (i.e., THE Ohio State University)?
@ErikAnderson And, since Livefyre actually let me post this time (was getting error messages before), I'll say this -- I don't dispute that we were sold something more than "hey, watch this team flail around learning a new system and go 3-9," but a lot of people were, however, way out of line with their expectations. Also, we knew that Leach wasn't going to be a guy who would run out the clock in the fourth quarter, and that he'd make some maddening decisions sometimes. Great when it works and aggravating when it doesn't.
I'm not going to pretend that I'm happy with what's going on, though. That's all I really want to say at the moment.
8 months ago on Why Do We Fall?
@ErikAnderson Wow, you're done with the coach for good, four games in?
I have a question for you guys when you have some time to analyze it. I just don't understand how the Air Raid works if they just drop 8 guys in coverage. We have a QB and 5 guys at the line, leaving 4 or 5 targets available. How is it effective to have four or five guys run around with 8 guys hanging out in the secondary? Probably just not thinking too clearly, but would be great to understand how the hell the offense is supposed to work. How is that more effective than mixing the run and the pass in a more conventional way, preventing them from having 7 or 8 guys in coverage all game? Yeah, I get that this is a basic question that I should know the answer to, but I'm not trying to prove how smart I am - genuinely curious.
8 months, 3 weeks ago on Whoops!
@WallaCoug If we all would have taken WSU as 13-point dogs, then that wouldn't bode well for anyone's performance in the contest.
Y'all are lucky this game was absent from the pick 'em contest.
@Longball @SeanHawkins I've been thinking about this one as a possible UW win as well. Not probable, by any means, but I think (worry) that UW will at least acquit itself fairly well in the game. Expectations are just so low for UW that it almost can't help but exceed them.
10 months, 4 weeks ago on Pac-12 in 2012 - EVERYONE is on Upset Alert!