CLEANING OUT THE DESK...Prediction to come later in the day, along with a preview of Cal/SDSU hoops. Busy, busy Saturday!
Ty Willingham is a dick. Normal human beings who understand human nature don't hang fifth-year seniors out to dry in public. If their behavior is so bad they don't warrant a fifth year, then cut their asses before you get to Rivalry Week. You know, there's a reason that they hate him so much in Palo Alto and South Bend - he's not a normal human being.
I would have loved to see the tribute to Ryan Francis last night at the Galen Center - it sounds as though it was appropriately moving and very well-done. I wonder if someone will smuggle this out onto YouTube.
I just can't force myself to care too much about the OSU-Michigan Game of the Six-Year Old Century. Unless it rains. There should be a law that OSU-Michigan games have to be played in freezing rain.
Anyone who thinks that Hayes and Schembechler were truly great coaches needs to explain those Rose Bowl losses. No coaches in history did less with more than those two (and yes, I know Bo is back in the hospital and I hope he gets well even if he fired Ernie Harwell).
Three quick impressions from the first week of CBB play: 1) Oregon looks like they may have their heads together at long last (though I still want to see them play some D); 2) Washington State is running and averaging 76 points in its first three games; 3) Stanford lost to Air Force by 34 points. At home.
Oh well, there's always women's archery.