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Don James Named Third Best Coach In Pac-10

James This morning Buster Sports ranked Don James as the third best coach in the Pac-10 over the past 50 years. I certainly agree with Nick Daschel that Don is in the top three. This will put USC’s McKay and Carroll at number two and one respectively. I’m not sure McKay should be ahead of Don or not, but he’s certainly one of the best.  Give it up for “The Dawgfather”

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Washington Ranked 99th by New York Times

washington-huskies In Paul Myerberg’s 120 team count down, the UW have come in at number 99, down from a 2008 preseason 63 for last year and up for #118 at the end of the 0-12 2008 season.  The review is exhaustive, well written, and a must read for every Huskies or Pac-10 football fan.

Paul asks:

But in the last five years, Washington has won a total of 12 games, and last season’s winless campaign stands as the lowest point in the long, storied history of the program. How could things possibly go so wrong?

That’s the question people will be asking for years, and much longer if the program fails to wash that bad taste of the last several years out of fans throats. He goes on the say what I’ve been saying for months:

I’m also willing to believe that the Huskies could perhaps take two Pac-10 games they’re not supposed to win.

Yup, people agree we are heading for a 4-8 season (assuming we beat Idaho and WSU, the only games we’ll be favored to win) – and this is only if Locker stays healthy.

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Odds on 2009 National Title

thumbnailCABO1SKY According to the Wiz (not the Seinfeld version) the odds are next year’s national title game will be (Florida && (Oklahoma || USC)) – in English, that’s Florida and Oklahoma or USC. There is also a fair chance of Texas or Ohio State – of the two, I’m putting my money on Texas. I’ve listed the top 13 here for your viewing pleasure. You can check out The Wiz’ home page to see the rest.

Rank School Odds
1 Florida 7/4
2 Oklahoma 5/1
2 USC 5/1
4 Texas 8/1
5 Ohio State 17/2
6 Oregon 20/1
6 LSU 20/1
6 Virginia Tech 20/1
9 Alabama 22/1
10 Florida State 30/1
10 Notre Dame 30/1
12 Penn State 35/1
12 Miami 35/1

However, since I enjoy blogging about the Pac-10, here are the odds on eight of the 10 Pac-10 schools. You will notice that Stanford and Washington State are not listed. I assume the odds of that were too low for the oddsmakers to bother.

Pac-10 School Odds
USC 5/1
Oregon 20/1
Cal 60/1
Arizona 100/1
Oregon State 100/1
Arizona State 150/1
UCLA 150/1
Washington 200/1

The Huskies are down there pretty far, to be honest I’m surprise they listed them at all. But I guess since they bothered – well that must mean something.

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UW Football Notes from Ian Peterson

Husky Helmet The bleacher report has some great articles on Husky football.  Ian has been busy!

Ian Peterson discusses his reasons for believing the Huskies offensive line will be better this season.

A bailout of sorts for season ticket holders? Very cool.

Will Sarkisian be successful at “putting a fence” around the state of Washington?

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Profiling Sark and the next chapter of Husky football

Sarkisian I read a great article today by Dennis Dodd.  He’s profiling Steve Sarkisian and his job of building the huskies football program from the ground up.  I admit I am as excited as anyone else for the upcoming 2009 football season.  But I don’t think it’s going to be as rosy as many people think it will.  I don’t see the dogs having a winning season nor would I even think of them going to a bowl game.  It’s my guess that we will come out with three or four wins.  Sure I think we’ll beat Idaho and we’d better win the apple cup since it’s at home.  But the only two other schools I feel we have a chance of beating is Stanford and UCLA.  That gives us four wins.

Regardless of how many wins we get I think we’ll see definite improvements and the fans will be back.  I’m just waiting for the first home win – I can guarantee the fans will storm out onto the field.

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