Before you can be a great team, you have to be a good team. Before you can be a good team, you have to not be a bad team. Before you can not be a bad team, you have to not be a sucky team. I'd say Wazzu is not a sucky team today...still pretty bad though.
Seriously though, I wouldn't be surprised to see the Cougs get a conference win this year, against a team they aren't supposed to beat....which I guess is everybody.
Cougs played tough today. Much tougher than expected. What is it with the Ducks that they gotta get punched in the face every week? They have trailed in the first half in 4 out of 6 of their wins. Injuries, etc. A win is a win, but this one was kinda hurt.
Yo, Met... thanks for the sig! GO DUCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Whoa, whoa, whoa....pump your breaks and slow down man. Don't jinx us.
Seriously though, there is a hell of a lot of football left to be played and Oregon still has some tough games left on the schedule. I'm not looking past any games. The Ducks first have to get through the Bruins at home Thursday. Then at USC, even in a down year it's still SC in the coliseum. Then back home for UW, the Huskies showed some flashes last night...sort of. Then at Cal, again, it's always tough to win in Cali...in fact, I can't remember the last time Oregon beat Cal at home...a little research show's it's been 9 years. Back home for Arizona, the Wildcats are very capable. And finally at Oregon State. The Civil War is never very civil, prior to our last trip to Corvallis in 2008, Oregon hadn't come home with a victory since 1996.
Every week the pressure will continue to build and build, that is what is going to be Oregon's biggest foe. Can they put all the NC talk, and rankings, and blah, blah, blah in the back seat and just play and win one game at a time? I dunno, I really hope so, but it's gonna be tough.
Also there's no way and undefeated Oklahoma or Auburn or LSU or Michigan St or even Mizzou doesn't leap frog TCU and Boise before the year is out. The Broncos and the Horny frogs weaker schedules will begin to bite them as the season progresses. In fact, I'd be surprised to see either in over a 1 loss Bama or NU or OU for example.