Even mainstream media is now starting to say it - coach Doba must go. Howie Stalwick, who is carrying the mail for the WSU coverage these days in the P-I, says it plain as day today in Sport Tri-Cities. By the way, Howie is a good writer and better than anything else the P-I can do, so it's working out. And I'd put him right above Vince of the SR, who in his first year on the beat has a very difficult time doing anything editorial (read: he seems afraid to say what's so painfully obvious!).
But Stalwick is right on many levels. They aren't getting it done, from recruiting to everything else that has been examined ad nauseum. But the most dangerous thing right now is the level of blowouts that we are seeing. Not only is that talent level issues, but, it's also becoming an effort issue. In other words, Doba and staff seem to have lost this team, and we've still got five games left. I can't imagine it getting any worse than 40-0 at the half or 47-7 early in the third, but with the way this year is going, anything is possible.
I just wish we were part of the party this year, a year with more parity than ever in college football. All the upsets that happen every week, it would have been fun to be competitive this year. But oh well. Personally I'm glad the bye is here. I think we ALL need a break from this slow-motion train wreck.
Brutal weekend for Washington football. Cougs get their pants pulled down at Autzen, UW lays down again in the 3rd quarter in a 44-20 embarrassment, and the Hawks dig a 21-0 hole that they can't dig out of. WHHEEEEEE!