Listen now | Christian and Danny react to Washington's blowout of Michigan State, discuss takeaways from nonconference play, "dumb Cal stuff" and more.
Another way to look at the Cal game is that the last time UW had a team as good as we think this team is, we blew the barn doors off Cal on the road 66-27.
The Cal curse shouldn’t matter for a truly elite team.
My wife and I stayed till the end of the lightning game as well. My most vivid memory of the play on the field is the last gasp effort by Washington to score. A Cal defensive player made it a point to get a good hard lick on Jacob Eason. That’s football. Thanks for a wonderful back-and-forth conversation between the two of you. It’s a fun listen for this retired fellow (those are two of my granddaughters pictured with me in my emoji). This morning, it was over eggs and coffee before I step outside to get some yard work done on this first day of fall. I was a student at UW when Don James took over for Jim Owens. Lots of memories, mostly good. I came away from UW with a degree and a wife, and still have both. Huskies by 30. Grubb and Penix will have their defense running in circles.
Ian's question/statement is exactly what I have been thinking all week. "No stupid Cal stuff"
I couldn't really remember last year's game, probably because the Huskies won and it was only moderately stupid. So I went back and checked. Cal had the ball on the 50 with 1 min left down 7. So even though they weren't able to make the game deeply stupid, they were trying. Bad Cal! No stupid this year.
And like Danny, I stayed to the end of the lightning game. Though I have much less positive memories. The lightning show part was kind of cool though.
(Sorry, meant to post that on the "Home and Home" piece)
I suggest to Danny that he think of the DeBoer/Grubb offense as the next revolution in offensive football since Chip Kelly/Marcus Mariota RPO circa 2011. At the moment it's undefendable, at least with Michael Penix Jr. at the controls.