Thursday, July 19, 2007

The Weekly Poll Question

There is nothing more one sided than asking a Husky fan who the best Pac Ten coach in the last thirty years was. The question of course had to be asked after our honor was assaulted by Jon Wilner who in his column rated James #3 behind Carroll, and Bellotti. I can understand Pete Carroll who may go down as the best ever if he stays till retirement, but Mike Bellotti?

Who has been the best coach in the Pac Ten over the last thirty years?

Don James UW 59% (13 votes)
Pete Carroll USC 18% (4 votes)
Mike Bellotti UO 9% (2 votes)
Jeff Tedford Cal 0% (0 votes)
Terry Donahue UCLA 5% (1 votes)
Mike Price WSU 0% (0 votes)
Dennis Erickson WSU, OSU, ASU 0% (0 votes)
Bruce Snyder Cal, ASU 0% (0 votes)
John Robinson USC 9% (2 votes)

This weeks question:

What place do you think the Huskies will finish in the Pac Ten this coming season?

The Pac Ten scribes are getting together this week, and doing their annual prediction. Bob Condotta of the Times predicts 8th, so does Molly Yanitty of the PI which is no surprise since she always follows Bob's lead which is smart because I don't think she is that knowlegable. I pray for the day they return the assignment to Ted Miller. Ted by the way wouldn't rank us any higher either.

What it all comes down to is while everyone expects Washington to be better, they also expect them to struggle with a RS quarterback who is facing the toughest schedule in the country. Another factor is most of the teams in the Pac Ten, especially USC are expected to be better also. Experience at QB is a huge factor, especially in the pass happy Pac Ten. Washington State comes in at #9, and they have a senior QB who should be able to put up some decent numbers this season.

I guess the point is neither team will get any respect until they start winning on the field. UW has a chance to make quite an impact with their schedule this season if they can get some breaks.


Peter Bean said...

This is Peter Bean from Burnt Orange Nation. I wanted to talk to you about something, but don't have an email contact for you.

Can you get in touch with me at peterbean-[at]-gmail-dot-[com]?

Many thanks!

Health Insurance Expert said...
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Health Insurance Expert said...

Peter, you, or anyone can email me at - I am going to be out of town till August 1st, and sometimes will be out on a boat sailing where I will have no internet contact. I will however be checking in during the days we are in port, and of course are connected.