In a second, the sky was blanketed in wave after wave of dense fowl. They marched in their familiar v-formations, aware of elements around and the mankind below but without a clue as to what about the South held so much promise.
- Big football weekend and the Huskies are now Bowl Eligible (yay). AP's Tim Booth (I presume) asks the question that many are pondering today - where are the Huskies likely to end up? I'm not an expert, but the Sun and Holiday seem to be less likely given the lay of the land. I think the best bets as things stand right now are either the Kraft Fight Hunger or the Las Vegas. I'm up for Vegas, baby.
- Jerry Brewer has his Likes and Dislikes from the Utah game.
- Ute beat writer, Lya Wodraska, wrote a rather scathing recap from the Ute's point of view (even if she didn't intend it). My favorite quote: "Saturday’s game was a reminder that as much as the Utes might have improved, they still aren’t good enough to beat an average Pac-12 team." Wow - I'm not sure which is worse, Washington being referred to as an "average P12 team" or a beat writer turning on her team.
- Jack Follman, in what has become a must-read weekly, has his Good, Bad and Unknown for the Dawgs following the Utah game. I really appreciate Jack's takes ... he really captures the pulse of the average fan.
- Condotta writes today about how the Utah game really feels like a turning point for the Dawgs. I'm not sure about "turning point" - but there is no doubt that it feels like a substantial win against a good Defensive team. If we can do what we are supposed to do against the two worst teams in the P12, there is little doubt that we'll have some solid mojo going into Bowl Season.
- Art Theil says that Keith Price is back ... and that this is a very good thing for the Huskies. Well, yah.
- Mason Kelley recaps all of the recruiting visitors at the last home game of the year ($) including a note that one particular target was not in attendance. Also from Mason, his "Top 10" from Saturday.
- The Huskies appeared on one ESPN blogger's top 25 ... and not on another's. You can guess who my new favorite blogger is. Oh, by the way, did you notice the Gekko's appearance on a certain despised blogger's mailbag?!?
- The Go 2 Guy interviewed former WSU Coach, Jim Walden BEFORE the news of Marquess Wilson's letter to WSU was submitted and, well, let's just say that these kinds of opinions are the kinds of things that make me thankful that UW avoided the drama that comes along with Mike Leach. This is some truly remarkable stuff.
- Speaking of ugly situations, the other shoe has dropped for Alameda Ta'amu.
- The Ducks are flying high right now, but Adam Schefter says one fowl bird is sure to get plucked:
NFL teams with coaching uncertainties already are plotting ways to talk to and try to hire Oregon head coach Chip Kelly.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 11, 2012
- C'mon, admit it, we all would love to do this to an assistant once in a while:
- The P12N may not be available to many discerning Husky Fans via the web, satellite or cable ... but at least you can get highlights. Here are some from last night's Men's Bball game.
- You may have noticed Aziz N'Diaye was all over the stat sheet last night. In fact, he was dominant and put together his best all-around single game as a Husky. Percy has some video and transcription from the Big Man.
- Also from a Percy - an observation that the Huskies are currently tied for second place in the national RPI rankings. Every game counts!
- Splitting off into the domain of non-revenue sports, we find some exciting news: The Men's Soccer team is in the NCAA tournament! They earned an at-large bid and will open against Air Force on Thursday.
- Planning to go to a game this year? Don't forget UW's tweeting policy ... the same one that Todd Dybas got busted for breaking.