There is still plenty of fallout from the Notre Dame game as follows:
- CFN weighs in, saying coach Hope is partially right for the timeout - I still disagree, because at the very least the Irish are operating in a hurry up mode. If you rush Clausen and get the sack you REALLY put the screws to them there. I think the timeout falls more on defensive coordinator Donn Landholm, whom I am not happy with right now. We know ND is not going to run on the final drive. We know Clausen was limited in mobility. Send the wolves after him.
- Coach Hope gets more positive reviews for making Purdue better than expected - While I agree with this, at some point we have to turn this effort into wins.
- Tim Cary has even more to say about it - I still render my final verdict: It was a stupid call no matter who made it or what Weis/Clausen was going to do.
So where do we go now?
- Boilerdowd has some excellent thoughts - It is pretty cogent analysis. I am not giving up on a bowl game quite yet. If we get the next two games we're 3-3 overall, which is the bare minimum needed to think about a bowl game. Who says we can't beat Illinois, Michigan State, and Indiana in the second half?
- Rivalry Esq. Bowl Projections - It may be time to embrace the role of Spoilermakers once more.
Other Sports news:
- Volleyball gets a weekend split - They upset #16 Michigan State, but lost to #8 Michigan at home this weekend. That keeps the volleyball team just outside of the top 25 nationally.
- Women's Soccer begins Big Ten play with at tie - It was a road match, so a 1-1 tie is pretty good I guess. The ladies are ranked 15th nationally. Jenny Bradfisch was named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week.
- Baseball begins fall series - The five game Black and Gold series will begin tomorrow at Lambert Field and conclude October 8th.
- Women's golf continues to have success - with an NCAA team runner up and individual champion in recent years, the women's golf team has been the most successful program for the school nationally.
Finally, some Oregon love - If this doesn't make you want to like Duck fans, nothing will.