Friday, November 30, 2007

Notes From Hawaii

I got off the plane yesterday and the first thing I read on my handheld was that Kearse, and Middleton had verballed to the University of Washington. This is really big news, and it was they type of big news that Ty Willingham needed to have as we approach the start of December. The committment of these two kids will probably guarantee the commitment of the rest of the in state class to Washington. It will also go a long way towards securing some other studs from California. This couold be a top 15 or higher class before all is said and done.

Over here in Hawaii tickets to Saturdays game are going for as much as $1200 a piece! It made my wife think that maybe we should sell them and watch the game on TV. That of course is very tempting, but no way are we going to do that. This is the biggest game in the history of the islands and we are going to be part of it.

Aloha!

7 comments:

T9ODawg said...

Aguy wearing a UW hat asked me if I had any extra, I had to tell him no and no way would I sell mine either. The Warrior fans have been friendly and there will be extra ploice at the game as there was forthe Boise St game
Aloha

Anonymous said...

Even though I'm a lifelong Huskies fan, I live in Honolulu and have season tickets for UH. My uncle, a UW grad, offered me a trip to Vegas for the tickets, but there's no way I'm missing this game!

Anonymous said...

That's it. Willingham has to go. That was more pathetic than the Apple Cup. Getting embarassed on national TV is not the way to keep your job. Losing after going up 28-7 in the 3rd is not the way to keep you job. I don't know if he is trying to portray a look of stoicism on his face, but what it comes off as is a man that just does not care. Sorry Ty, but it is time to go.

Kiitana said...

Honestly, I'm embarrassed to say that I'm an alumni after watching the way the Huskies have played over the last 6 seasons. Tonights game was a good game, but to have the defense play the way they did was simply inexcusable. I say keep Willingham, give him one more year, but fire Kent Baer and J.D. Williams (Defensive coordinator and secondary coach). What happened tonight? It's like they went up by 21 and figured the game was over. I'm ashamed.

Anonymous said...

GO COUGS! I rooted the UW to play strong and represent the PAC 10. Ty Willingham should be embarrassed. He could build a national championship if the U gives him at least four more years, but tonight might just get him fired. To have such a large lead and give it all away deserves some scrutiny and probably an exit out the front door. Hawaii is beyond over-rated, but they are undefeated because a superior UW team could not pull their heads out.

Anonymous said...

Well if Willingham stays, the offensive coordinator needs to go then. They only had 6 plays. Same plays over and over. It was repetitive and easy for the Hawaii defense to figure out. There were only two pass plays, the long bomb (that only worked once with 12 seconds to go) and the short out pattern to the right. There were 4 run plays. Run middle, run right off-tackle, Locker left and reverse. The only two plays that worked was Locker left and right off-tackle. But they kept going run middle over and over and over even though it was not working. Stagnant play calling and the inability to understand the best plays to run against the Hawaii defense cost us the game. If Willingham stays, all his coordinators need to go. It is obvious that the team has the talent to compete, but the play calling, particularly in the 2nd half (both D and O) let the Huskies down all season.

John Berkowitz said...

I have to admit, this team doesn't fool anybody for that long.