SEVEN DAYS TO STANFORD......But a full day of football even without our Bears.
The day after the Civil War, Oregon papers are asking tough questions about Mike Bellotti's decision to ask his backup kicker to win the game. Even before the Duck loss, the same columnist (who may simply hate Bellotti) expressed second thoughts about Nike U's priorities. UofO spends $500k a year on recruiting goodies? Hmmm
We've got a feeling about SC/Notre Dame. Young teams have trouble getting up for big game after big game. The Fat Man will have a bag full of tricks since ND hasn't played anyone in six weeks, and that may be enough for the upset.
Yesterday Texas became a possible opponent for Cal in the Holiday Bowl. Wouldn't be hard to get up for that one.
Sadly, it looks as though Dirk Koetter is a dead man walking if ASU loses to UofA. Columnists suggest that ASU won't look at Ron English, because he has no head coaching experience. That's exactly the type of thinking that makes ASU, well, ASU.
Udub fans are taking a break from deciding who to fire first (Gilbyham? Turner?) to send good karma to backup QB Johnny Durocher, who's awaiting brain surgery to remove a tumor found after he suffered a concussion in the Stanford game.