Are you in or are you out? I asked that of the Pac-12 Conference last week and answers I got.
While some made the conscious decision to keep their season’s afloat, others took another step towards next year’s set of expectations, and an even bigger step towards the disappointment this year has resulted in.
The Oregon Ducks rekindled a secondary goal with the combination of a lackluster win over Utah, coupled with Stanford’s Saturday night loss. Washington State kept their flickering bowl hopes alive, UCLA and Arizona State stayed in the hunt for the Pac-12 title, Oregon State and Washington took another step towards typical OSU and Husky “seasons,” and California solidified themselves as the Jacksonville Jaguars of the Pac-12 Conference with an – by anyone’s standards – embarrassing loss against the conference-winless Colorado Buffaloes. Shout-out to Cal’s athletic director; I know Sonny Dykes is in the first year of his contract as head coach, but money doesn’t buy you happiness, and less money will get you Al Pacino, Denzel Washington, or Goldie Hawn, all of which aren’t coaches, but have done a better job of acting like one than Mr. Dykes.