He remembered everything about this place. The way the earth gives just a little bit under the weight of each step, the strange congruent smell of salt and gasoline emanating from the direction of the Bay and the titillating sensation of sun and breeze as the elements raced to meet the skin on his cheek. Powerful memories, but still just dots. All that is left is this vacant service station with a rusted out Caprice Classic (Green Bomber style) on blocks and a tree-like week growing where Mrs. Vernon used to pump gas for the "Full-Service" lot. "What this place needs," he mused, "is a comeback."
- First, I wanted to post this post-game video of Keith Price. It is hard to hear because of the echoes in the room, but I want you to focus on what you see, as opposed to what you hear. This is not the same guy that was carving Baylor up for seven total TDs. He is trying hard to keep the smile going, but its not there. This kid is lost right now, and he needs a break-through.
- Obviously, we aren't the only ones noticing the issues in the passing game. Condotta posted this piece on the same topic.
- Jerry Brewer, who just about always seems to nail it, had a good recap of his "likes and dislikes" coming out of the Oregon game. Notably, he has some eye-popping comments on what he perceives is a break-out player in the making.
- Not to be outdone, Mason Kelley also has his "3 Up and 3 Down" from the game with a focus on the progress being made by Bishop Sankey.
- Pacific Takes' Jack Follman recaps the game from the UW point of view and calls out the significant progress made by the offensive line from the Stanford game to this game. I know Duck fans don't want to hear it, but the O-Line was MUCH better (still flawed of course) and that is either traced back to a less quality front seven or progress. I'll make everyone happy and say that it is probably the latter.
- Ted Miller thinks we've seen enough to know that Oregon is without rival, or peer.
- Miller also has his weekly Power Poll. His treatment of UW was remarkably tame but, as Ted notes, in the end UW really didn't play that badly outside of the five turnovers.
- Football wasn't the only news of the weekend. The #2 UW volleyball team continued their run with a sweeping victory over Colorado.
- UW Golfer, Chris Williams, led the U.S. Amateur team to another Eisenhower Cup title in Antalya, Turkey. Go Dawgs!