Failure. Most Husky fans have already pinned this team, their season, our season, as a failure. I don't blame them, it's hard to keep on being excited after an 0-3 start and it's even less exciting knowing that the Dawgs haven't been to a bowl since 2002.
I'm not going to talk about the whole Tyrone Willingham situation, that will deserve a post of itself. However, it's important to know that the Huskies aren't the most terrible team in the history of football.
The Huskies lost against an extremely talented team in Oklahoma. The Sooners were almost invincible. Honestly, the last time I saw the Huskies got handled at home was when USC visited Montlake with future NFL players, Matt Leinart, Reggie Bush, and LenDale White.
Before the game, every fan agreed on one thing, that this game was either going to be the biggest blowout ever or the biggest upset over. The only thing "upset" after the game was grumpy old Husky alumni (Who haven't seen a good team fielded since 2001).
Here are the little things that added to the big blowout:
- Horrible special teams. Bad punting and bad field goal kicking. This needs to be fixed.
- Horrible execution. Too many turnovers. You can't make mistakes against top teams like Oklahoma.
- Failure to come out with fire. The first quarter was absolutely disastrous.
- I love Juan Garcia, but man...are you kidding me! You're hurting the team if you can't snap the ball effectively. Little things like that absolutely kill an offenses' efficiency. On any other college team, you'd be benched.
- The Husky defense would be really good, if they could tackle.
The Huskies get a little easier game in Stanford next week. Until then, keep your heads up Husky fans, we just got through the toughest three game stretch out of any team in college football this season. Although we have no wins, the Huskies have seen and played the best. It's up to them and the coaching staff to keep this season alive and finally get to a bowl!
Are you sticking with this team? Have you given up on them yet?
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