Yeah, sure, it comes from a moundful of cow excrement, but it is still a rose.
Hello Dawg Pound faithful. After a two week Dot hiatus that came as a result of being almost completely offline, I'm back and ready to provide for you the best the web has to offer on your beloved Dawgs. We are all glowing in the radiance of a win on this Victory Monday, but the challenge for the Huskies lies ahead as the team tries to find some semblance of momentum to close strong and position themselves for a real run in 2013. Establishing the momentum is the challenge and it begins and ends with the offense. How strange is it that there has yet to be a single quarter of football played so far this season where the Offense was erasing the mistakes of the Defense? Quite the contrary - the Huskies have won only in those games where the Defense stepped up and covered for the ongoing struggles of an Offense that is putting up 2008 types of numbers. This is not exactly the position that any of us were expecting coming into the season. However, the offensive line is coming together to become serviceable, Ka-ASJ is still a dominant duo, Bishop Sankey is slowly emerging, and we've seen some sparks come from both Kendyl Taylor and Jaydon Mickens in glimpses the past few weeks. If Keith Price can find any kind of rhythm, we might actually have some fun as we go into the Holidays.
Enough Gekko - here are some Dots for your morning amusement.
- As a game recap, here is the look from Yahoo! Sports.
- John Canzano - the controversial Oregonian columnist who is loathed by the Oregon Duck faithful and who penned the column that called out the Huskies for being soft and non-resilient - eats crow in his review of the Oregon State game.
- In a thinly veiled response to Canzano, Jerry Brewer posted this column highlighting the "hard-nosed" nature of the Huskies attack.
- In an even less thinly veiled quote, Sark said a few words about the "resiliency" of his team.
- Kevin Gemmell says that the "good" Huskies came out to play on Saturday.
- Bruce Feldman, noting the unusual duality of an unranked team that has beaten two top 10 teams but been blown out by several others, pegs UW as a hard team to figure out.
- Mike Riley has not been sleeping well, no doubt thinking about all the ways that he lost a game in which he really should have won.
- Ted Miller has UW posted as the #6 team in his PAC 12 power rankings - a generous ranking given the fact that this team still has no offense to speak of.
- Lots of good stuff coming from Mason Kelley this weekend. First, a free article that highlights his "recruiting recap" for the week - including mention of some key unofficials on Saturday. Also, his entertaining "3 Up, 3 Down" ($).