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Couldn't be happier. This is a admittedly risky decision, perhaps extremely risky, but I think it's by far the right call at the end of the day.
I’ve been very impressed with Dickert during his short time in charge and I’m optimistic he’ll lead us to similar success in the coming years, especially with the strides taken by our defense and the gradual (slower than I’d like at times, honestly) improvement of Jayden de Laura and our offense. We’ve got some dudes coming back next season, I don’t have a hard time seeing CJD getting us to a bowl game at the least. The biggest question marks will be how he chooses to fill out this staff and how well he recruits, but we’ll get those concerns addressed (for better or worse) in short order. I think he’s an excellent cultural fit and he clearly loves this place and these players. Also, this coaching carousel is going to be vicious. The big targets (Riley, Fickell, Fisher, Franklin, Tucker, Clawson, and probably Campbell too) aren’t going anywhere and that’s gonna leave a lot of schools hiring from a not so large group of candidates. We’re not winning that battle. Let’s go to war with the guy we got! GO COUGS
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Go freakin' Cougs.
I missed the first three-ish quarters working Black Friday today, but let me tell you there was nothing sweeter than sneaking peeks at my phone to find our lead growing. Unbelievably proud of these players, the seniors in particular. This group has been through a metric shit-ton of adversity during their time as Cougs and they deserved this win in every way imaginable. This is a player-led effort, first and foremost. Shout out to Jacob Dickert and the coaches for their efforts, as well. I think it speaks volumes about their character that they stuck around and weathered losing half their staff to keep coaching these kids. I don’t know what this means for Dickert’s candidacy, but he’s definitely made a fan of this Coug, no matter where he is next season. Can’t wait to see where we’re bowling!
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I'm trying hard to keep perspective, just knowing what we've been through as a team and that we were facing one of the best teams in the country.
But, man. Tough to not be a bit frustrated, considering we were tied at the half. Nonetheless, I’m proud as hell of this team. It’s really clear that they haven’t given up on their coaches and each other, I see no shortage of effort or heart with these Cougs. A few scattered thoughts:
- We really, really need to figure out how to play better ball in the second half. I believe the point differential was -42 entering tonight’s 3rd quarter, and there’s no question that figure worsened. I’m not smart enough to know if it’s a result of poor coaching/adjustments, fatigue, lack of depth, or some other combination of those factors, but ugh. Tough to win playing like that in the latter half of games.
- Mixed feelings on the offense today. As usual, this offense feels feast-or-famine most of the time. Might have liked to see Borghi/McIntosh get some more carries (they averaged 5.1 yards across their 19 combined touches today), but Oregon frequently had six or more defenders in the box, so I get it. Thibodeaux is a beast and it felt like JDL was hurting for time in the pocket frequently. Travell played a great game as usual and I’m liking what I see from Stribling more and more. Overall, not really upset, but there’s clear room for improvement.
- Defense was a struggle. I swear that I lose a week off of my life every time I have to watch us deal with a mobile QB. Keeping Dye at 88 yards wasn’t too bad, but letting Brown put up 123 was a recipe for a long night. I might have liked to have seen us stack the box a bit more and force Brown into more passing downs, as any Duck fan would tell you he’s not a super capable thrower. But alas, that’s easier said than done. You don’t win many games giving up 306 yards on the ground, and here we are!
- Rod Gilmore makes my ears bleed. Did you know WSU’s roster doesn’t feature a tight end? I would’ve forgotten that we haven’t used one in a decade had Rod not made it his personal mission to remind me 50+ times tonight. Freaking hell.
- Since I know it’ll come up, it’s probably a bit silly to hold tonight against Dickert and his candidacy. We were competitive and there’s been no quit under his guidance. I’m not confident enough to say he’s my top-choice (I’ll take one Jay Norvell, please!), but if we can manage to beat Arizona and then, at the minimum, play a competitive Apple Cup (we should win this year, but I know better), he’ll have earned some consideration. If quality losses actually exist, BYU and Oregon definitely qualify.
Upward and onward! Looking forward to Arizona at home in Martin! GO COUGS
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Gilmore has gone out of his way to bring it up every time we have the ball.
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Well, uh, that could change things.
So kind of ESPN to cut to commercial during a review without showing a single replay of the play first. What a joke of a broadcast.
One of the constants through my years as a Coug is just a complete inability to stop a mobile QB.
It never gets any less exhausting or frustrating to watch.
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Terrible three and out there.
Need a stop from the defense here to have any chances at this point
Do you think Rod Gilmore is upset that we don’t have a tight end?
I couldn’t tell from the 25 other times he’s brought it up
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Brian Smith needs to chill with all these screen plays
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Liam Ryan having to block Thibodeaux is like the greatest mismatch possible
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de Laura looks like shit so far tonight
Our free throw shooting is, uh, bad.
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Jimmy claims he "separated" the kid rather than "struck" him. Either way, that level of physicality between a collegiate coach and a student athlete is wildly innappropriate.
Rich from a guy who supposedly spent all week lecturing his athletes on keeping their cool in a rivalry game. Lake has hit a trifecta of fireable qualities: arrogance/pretentiousness (evidenced by his "academically prowess" comments), sheer ineptitude (pick any of his wonderful on-field decisions this year), and now apparently an inability to contain his emotions on the sideline. I wish he could be UW’s coach for the next decade, but sadly he’s probably gonna be gone after this season or next.