Particularly regarding the football program, and recruiting specifically. Maybe the fact that, as a UW student I'm a newer fan than some is skewing my perspective a bit, but is everybody seriously this unhappy with the season? 3 hard losses to top 6 teams (4. Stanford, 5. USC, 6. Oregon) and a moderately close loss Nebraska team that was mentioned early on as a national championship contender? Yes, Oregon State was a total blunder, but I can chalk that up to being a young team, lacking the leadership of, say, a Jake Locker, getting disheartened by two blowout losses. After that, I'm seeing people on the various blogs saying Sark should be on the hot seat. Seriously? Were you expecting to be national championship contenders immediately? This program was bottom of the barrel and now appears to have an incredibly bright future. Do I wish we could be better? Of course, but i also think we need patience to get there.
But the real problem with the doom and gloomers I have right now is recruiting. Not only are people calling this class a disappointment before it's anywhere close to being finished, but, particularly here, people are writing off and insulting the kids that do commit because they don't have a 5 star rating. You in particular make me embarrassed to be a Husky. If the 5 star kids see that, you think they're gonna want to come here? I know better, and you should too. Even if we don't get our top targets and we do end up with a bunch of 2 star commits, we have to welcome these kids to the Husky family. You can absolutely be disappointed, but to tear down the kids who do play here because of it is absolutely disgusting.
Big rant, but I felt like saying it.