Dirt & Sprague, Tuesday 12-12-17 Hour 2

Dirt & Sprague
Tuesday, December 12th
Justin Hopkins of ScoopDuck.com joins Sprague, NFL True or False, and Crunchtime for Washington State

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We have a lot you not touch on here will talk with Hopkins obviously about what organs doing. With their coaching situations. Were all on Jim led watched is staying. Is he going we had rob Mullins it was a quote came out from rob Mullen says they've made their offer. They they get got an extension they put it together they offered it to Jim Leavitt and now they're playing the waiting game as well in Eugene. So we'll see what Leavitt ends up by deciding to do the had a big recruiting weekend this past weekend so. We'll touch on that the ball game coming up on Saturday Mario crystal ball in company they headed to Vegas I believe it was yesterday if not it was today so apologies on confusing summoning. Whether it was yesterday or today but there in Vegas now getting ready for Boise State. I wanna talk about Mike Leach. I don't army he was seen this to bars Martin's story very strange very weird. And so while we'll get to that also Mike least as he wannabe in Pullman anymore. Or is he somebody looking to maybe par latest. Into a different gig and then of course. We've got Aaron thought shortfalls that we do every Tuesday at 130 Joseph was cooked up one up. And so while we will get to the apple we've got just Americans now on the line Justin Hopkins scooped up dot com is his website and he is on wire act. ST what's up Justin. How is it Dolan. It's good man I'm just sitting here as a beaver alarm being completely by S and all things Oregon duck related obviously but it's nice to have somebody on the docks Morgan docks of me. Yeah I I particular parked on account for you know you're in an antibody dependent. I guess that's how it ends of going and everything's out of town and take let's let's start with this site and we kind of got a feel for you last week on it. But Friday was the press conference Mario crystal ball. Just your overall sum up your thoughts and feelings on now that they have their new head coach Mario crystal ball. You know what this is just. I wrote an article couple couple weeks back attic we talked about a two bit just. You know the unfortunate timing of all of this you know for for starters Orton getting early ballgame you know that's really difficult the first year early signing period. Everybody is trying to figure out how to navigate cap properly you go to Tara parliament fact that ordered state. Finally opens its job for the first time in forty years and not the green job it will attacker wanted you know unfortunately or end up but so far behind the eight ball that. You know they're part of the big aims to go out there. And kept it at the end of the day yeah I'm OK with that I I think you know Mario crystal ball. Did an actual job of regulating rubble and that. Not only eight to keep blockage in Albany district for the job. Would be that you get the organ as a stepping stone job and I think that depicting the moans as early look at not you know. My focus on really sold back it's like huge like universe working. You want to be here for the long haul you know I'd hurt even leading up before but he signed the contract it. In any basically set up but whatever you want for a buyout contract meaning whatever school named the price I don't really care on I want you to know what it'll work. And ultimately I got to believe that was probably the victim that you don't carry the most weight with probable and and add in the fact that he also coached under you know Nick Saban and Alabama won a lot of championships. You know he gonna go with it takes to get organs that level so. You know I think it was a good thing epic at the right hire they'll be able to keep a majority of the staff. In place that you want and I think you'll be able to agree and a majority of the recruit and place which is absolutely critical well. Yeah I you know he announced at that press conference Arroyo was going to be is OC calling the plays. Hominem we saw a report dad the extended him three year contract. What do we know about Marcus Arroyo's offense help our listeners out there because heating all the players last year was Willie Taggart. What is gonna be different what should we expect differently in this offense next season. You don't technically not gonna go blow this thing out yet and certainly no reason to I mean it was an occasional and you know we'll see some different wrinkles and we'll see some different things but. You know I think. What I really approve of the fact. You know Mario crystal ball pretty tough guy. And being at Alabama he knows how to run the football we saw that this year it loves to play typically loves to dominate the line of scrimmage and he loves to do those things. And he's not gonna go way and that but what markets or oil brain is a guy. You know that's been at Oklahoma State and been under checkered. And he knows how to so hopeful so what I pick openers he you know two guys were completely different backgrounds that probably comes. And work together because I knew about two guys are incredibly close that's why markets oil you know has basically already been told he retained and getting a promotion and all the other things. Of those guys are very close friend and I respect one another so. I like the fact that you're gonna have somebody with really strong path and principles to comment. And work with somebody that has just that outlook physical Dominique a line of scrimmage. You know one mentality let them so it has to we'll be finding that common ground and understanding. You know what the mixing up and and it would do embraced those principles but. You know as our quarterback going you know but just Herbert the other quarterbacks spoke very highly of markets loyal this year in us about very strong. What ticket. There are gonna go vote. We'll see some of the critical that we might even feel a little bit different this weakened against Boise State but I think the combination of the youth together is a very nice land. Yeah Justin Hawkins scooped up dot com is website is on Twitter at SD. World war all kind on Jim Leavitt watch no Ramos was quote came out yesterday in interviews that they've offered him they gave them. What they think is a fair. Extension offer and now they played await game like everybody else what is though the latest weather rumbling saying about Jim Leavitt in Eugene. You know it it. She is probably. After their head coaching search you Devlin been the most interesting aspect. You know of all of this which you believe you can go toward state you know what what attacker or it would end up wanting to do you know work and on you know could work and find somebody to replace and then there's no question on which centered on the on the show all all your long. You know Tim Leavitt and worth every penny. All your loan transported the defense. And you know he's being paid very handsomely but you target and you could probably go find another guy but at least. Here you go you've got a proven commodities got somebody. That can do this and it and it really hard work coach Lovett because. You really wanted to head coaching job he'd go like a candidate interview court or at you know if you really wanted to beat tech coach or in. The same as Mario Cristobal you know courtly there's only one job out there. You know so I think at this point it's gonna eat you know and he kind of you know put that on either side. You know thinking about that could have been my job you know be able pushed out of siding go to the coat like he's been. Been able to do this year is no questions and actually coats is no question he knows how to turn around and eat them. You know he's just gonna need to look within themselves and now I can you know fall in line under coach crystal ball and nobody had guys. In India with a respectable manner I believe in any professionally and get paid handsomely to adapt. Are just a matter of him being able to do that. No question he liked to be had out somewhere by. A Portland I don't really see an opportunity out there right now you know or him that that yelled screamed hey this could be to have a job. Like equal right now that the expect important remainder of the war in our union continue to build on what they did this year. Let me ask you this question by the way are you good to stick around for another segment I have a million questions and we kind of went too late last segment which you begin to stick around. Appear the let me ask you this question partly on hold and we get some other things. Was was was crystal ball over eleven the right move for you. You know I'm. I believe what is in you know one of the unfortunate factors for Jim Leavitt is that you know Pollack I'm not on his side you know I'm not twenty years old anymore I understand that. You know he's not forty years old and norms surrogate so there's no question probably could've. And the guy for the next two entry for years whatever like that unlocked and continue coaching. I think rubble it was really trying to avoid going through this. Again in a couple of years and and that might have been a something that came up under Jim Leavitt so I just think the balance approach the ball. He could obviously that the players rally behind him he saw that so are really the recruits of ballot I didn't because they've been. You know higher to have been a string of you know I think the passion there ought to be an organ he gonna bring that Alabama had had agreed you know to organize and implement similar bank. I think it was the right higher combined oh coat and all he genuinely you know genuinely want to be organ and it Eugene. And I think that's something that the last couple culture of what will attacker had in is ultimately what am successful. All right we have more things to touch on with you the ducks have the the bowl game this weekend in a big recruiting weekend this past week and I wanna get to all of that. Please stick around we got just not in scooped up dot com. And we'll be back with more to talk with Hopkins about next on the fence. This is dirt and learn. So. Welcome back and we got our ducks roundtable extend it was our boy Justin Hopkins student doctor dot com as his web site. And you know you home already on Twitter about shouted out any way at. CDs agreed to stick around for another segment. We are some odd Jim Leavitt and crystal ball on the difference there. You know we're gonna wait for the Jim Leavitt officially the news to come through. But they had a big recruiting weekend how did that how'd that turn out what's the deets on that. I was it was a very good weekend and now you know obviously didn't lead to any. New commitment but that's because everyone that did visit was already committed to organs so you know the response that has been really good and you can look at all the during the has really laying background work. You know making sure those guys. You know or strongly committed because they've got a pretty big group out or going whether you know several guys that are not committed not got to commit. You know really trying to rally around coach crystal ball and stay strong because. You know alt though it's hard enough to get these guys committed an art it's really hard once you lose them to get back silks. You know I think that the Reitman who you know to get those guys and most of the young men that have been in a little early. You know work on campus so that was just a way to real interest rates and everything. You know let them know that they were going to be fine. I don't saw quarterback Tyler shock. It was on campus out of the ringleaders of committing. You know that was a big step forward east even that operate its safety. That committed organ is also planning to enroll early had a great time you know legally get those top guys that's in the gut and follow mustn't Chilean really emblematic combined yet. On eating out or not letter from the from the does that. Arm and that really resonate with you the guys are committed or maybe he committed and are considering coming back. You know just I've seen now I've seen some of the big names that they've had the commit from the program. Since Taggart decided to go to Tallahassee. And I know it's easy for people to die here we go to the commencement island in. But does it feel like that they're still in really good shape considering. That Tyler shock is so committed in that he wants to get there as soon as he possibly can a four star quarterback. Absolutely you know what really stood out to me it out of that that the commitments they had. You know although one more wide receiver. World wide receivers you know you have one quarterback has enabled and out of order on it's already. And welcomed by Willie Taggart he absentee got an app that you you know so I think the writing on the wall and there but you know the other guys a little bit surprising that. Everybody was just a wide receiver. And you know they're not that Willie Taggart had anything you know directly linked to that position so you know most of those guys Michael advocates or star receiver at a California. Racial racial and Ayers and you know another horse or receiver out of Seattle operate Randy you know out of the Portland area tiger. Another four star like you were Alter ego got to come back to work in very easily you know they did at the Ed hale market gonna stay up there. I've talked to them and making really comfortable with what has coach Chris all doing our interests or even out of 56 guys that he committed a war in. There's really good chance to get from what they are those guys act. On and what can continue to build forward. With the new guys that you are also going to get because keep in mind is coach crystal balls program on the coast Taggart so he may. I get up by some other guy if you like and can now offer and can pursue. So there can be you know there will be able but it took him there as well. You know Justin Hopkins conduct dot com on tour at. CD go visit his website. I tell Noah who Fung got the kid from crescent valley seems to be. Along with cheese cut of the two big names at least froze for people in need the org in the state of orient about where they're gonna end up playing football. What does hiring crystal ball what does that do for the chances of towns like that. Well I you know well we'll lead with eight Cota he can actually eat committing tamale decided to go ahead and out its commitment tomorrow. On and it certainly seem like Chip Kelly really counted and made a strong impression there it'll. The whole time it really seemed like chased Kuroda really wanted to go down and playing in Los Angeles. What are the US senior Cilic just like that was the atmosphere kind of wanted to be around. And may be you know not under Dutch shell also it is giving Orkut a pretty serious look. And watched Jim Mora was fired from manipulate you like that might open when the market. That organ obviously want to return to coaching change and it's down. Our and that Chip Kelly ended up Cilic almost. Kind of a perfect storm for him so he does commit at 3 PM Pacific tomorrow I don't doubt that her high school I believe UCL a it would probably be like there. Out Patel available under you know there's been a shift their organs has been incredibly. Great shape with ample spoke quite a while. In and out you know which is on thirteen that really opened the window. And USC and actually UCLA it may really strong impression on him you don't over the last week or two intent there's actually been a pretty. Pretty significant shift there with Mattel available on the you know I've been pretty confident they returned with a ordered them no longer carpet I think USC probably back in itching to litigants. But the US candidate. He will commit and late December. But he will not be fighting are rolling early that means in the month of January I fully expect organ to continue to topical court pressed down on them. You know and try and get him back in May not be successful but they're going to continue to try. I like you know like the patience of a kid waiting for that and then you also kind of flipped it in you go to kid really likes the attention and you to be wooed a little bit you can't blame this is a once in a lifetime opportunity form. But we're tying to just not in scooped out. Dot com I'd the bowl game AKA it was creep and upn and it's Saturday now 1230 against Boise State there in Vegas already. What do we think of this matchup a lot of people really like in the ducks' chances against Boise State. You know out there this in my opinion and I pray that aren't a that I got I think this is a trap game organs. And not necessarily a trap game you know by any sense of the other of the remaining but what. When I do mean is that. You go on playing against a team Boise State you're supposed to beat them Kato you know really crystal ball will probably get a little bit of credit. The propping up all the credit he deserves this so really Katrina. That can't beat you. So by the trap game element I mean that's an achievement can be cheap you know they are good enough. Other very disciplined they're very well coached on this is a really tough tough first game tomorrow crystal ball. And what makes it so important and really emphasized in the did not because of a lot they get or anything to do with. But our broker the ball basically got one auditions for the next ten months for everyone to weigh in on. You know there will be no other football bird but he indigo and critique him on he's got this one game so. You know Politico dot performs well that's gonna be great it'll smooth over the fan base until September rolls around that and and try to keep everything going the right way. It's a shaky or worse yet at the dark but has been there's going to be questions about of course all of the right guy and every other than what you got ammunition against him or hurting the whole way in except if it's just a very dangerous step for coach crystal ball. You know that their organs should be able to beat them for the way they've played the last two weeks. You know yeah. Ever forbid anything happens just Herbert but he stayed upright for the organ. Organs should probably go up there when the game but by no means as a walked through Boise State counted. And that it's just very very import Mario crystal ball and and and it's and it turtle or. You know I I think it's easy just sit in those in them in the moment now you say well it's. It's the one game righted so one games demos like you don't judge anybody off of a one game sample size but. If you live in a hypothetical world let's say they go out there they look flat Boise State beat some. What does Justin Hopkins thinking at the end of the game like that. Yeah it's just you know you you're gonna have to really break it down and you're gonna have to think okay. You know what they're some coaching issues were there a lot of you know disciplinary order. Too many men on the field or where they're not using the clock too lightly oil you know the play call or write you know those things as as it is kind of what you have to look at it they got their employees state played a perfect game and an organ just doesn't really execute. You know you just kind of have to wait. What really happened in the game it's an unfortunate situation occur where all electric heat got him but basically after the game that. This hang over his head you know has either being a right higher or not being higher it from me you know I definitely want to get that back. There's just. It's it's really tough I mean all that and have gone on in the locker room for the last two weeks although uncertainty all the you know just. He really haven't had enough time to get is ready you know he's been put down. Hopefully the week down in Vegas on May be kept them away from the distraction a little bit and really just trying to get them back to football and focused. I don't think efforts. You know those accepting passion for playing progressed all be a problem I think you'll get those guys fired up. It would just be a matter of OK you know can he manage came in he managed at a time out in minutes o'clock. You know all those little things account what the very seasoned veteran you know I got lecture telling Nick Saban and all the little things that that comes naturally. You know not really look at Mario crystal ball out of Mueller head coach wondering if Intel outback down from the get go. Okay let me let me get chatting here on a two partners and and it's they're they're both questions are involving Jim Leavitt won. Which one you think out hurt him the most getting passed over by guy on staff in crystal ball or Willie Taggart. Kind of just leaving with so much uncertainty going on surrounding that story and then the second part would be. If you're blazing a bad you got a thousand dollars right now. Staying or going where you placing the money for Jim Leavitt because I believe by the next time we toppled probably know where he's gone we're going to be. Yeah you know I think the hardest part for a loving and all that it is being passed over for god it was basically your equal you know economic data were equals. Understood that different job title but they you know it really tackle or tech coach everybody was under him you know now basically you wit and interviewed against. I got that was Jerry Bowen and it'll in this case keeping you out. You know fairly or unfairly how to wanna look at it you know mark focused about the job and out dot did you Lovett you know to swallow that. All that pride and you are kinda wanna be apart bit and keep coaching the guys that built a relationship where oil. I wanna go pursue some mountain at this particular moment time I don't believe however that the orders regardless of what he does art and I double eagle on the border state. You know in large part due to economic it will Willie Taggart did in the ceiling there. Secondly armed bet money. I'm betting he's state I think this week a just getting back to coaching and being around at that the other kids that are at that program. In the kitchen coach collier long and and knowing that he really likes to be Eugene. I think that will be enough to. You know could be that you understand you know Mario crystal ball goes out there and handled things and and showed it got that mocks that leadership that you look at port. You know I think Jim can actually got to say look I can coach under this guy. In Ohio and maybe I was wrong I think he can link is aimed at secondly I really don't wanna leave this group of great young men but I've grown close to. And coached this year I wanna see this thing out and depicting as. We'll attack a golf but I don't think this is a championship quality team that they can connect recruiting class and in the next two years there's a lot of great peek at your organ which is probably why everybody wanted this job so badly. They go just not in scooped up dot com really good stuff he's on tour acting Hopkins as an. And coaching decisions are all blooming for the organ doc program always good catch W my man enjoy the bowl game and we'll talk soon. Never got good stuff from Justin Hopkins scooped duck. Dot com so he Betty he's betting that. Let it stays ultimately. Reconnect with kids does the bowl game and just feels that he would rather stay. In Eugene rather thing go to Tallahassee all right good stuff from him. Let's transition to the NFL it's time for the NFL true or false Green Day Kansas city New England Jacksonville. Will make stops. All those cities next tour false purse jealous which septic. Do the same day. Owners. This is dirt inspirations on an eighty a little sooner and why. So imagine 135 on the fan don't be enjoying it Tuesday afternoon. I know Mike Leach into weird things going on Pullman. For crunch time but. It is time Juno. For NFL. True. Or false indeed indeed it is just mania today obviously. So we start. Where we're just last night in Miami the patriots they felt the dolphins and they fell to a record of ten in three. They are now just a game above the nine and four. Chicago laws. Patriots and idealism the Steelers in this next week they can finish no better than twelve and four. And at the jaguars when now they will also be twelve and four. And would win that tiebreaker based on a better conference record to jags win the tiebreaker so true or false the Steelers and jaguars will have a first round bye. In the playoffs. A man after last night adding it's easy to sit here in. Envision Pittsburgh getting the win. Doing this and not look and Alina gronkowski. And it also signed Kenny Britt off waivers yes. I mean great I have a let down game though he now I can I load a day of we kinda owned Pittsburgh yeah additionally yeah. It's this is so weird to Jacksonville thing is a weird thing and it's I know they're a good team but. Third the jags perhaps I'm so conditioned them being like the the other browns in the AFC. I'm gonna go false I think Pittsburgh loses to New England. And I think it's going to be Pittsburgh New England with the buys. Yeah I'm gonna go false as well that's just one of those things where I. I'll believe it when I see it you know you can make all the arguments to the jags defense say it is just nasty. Defense over there and Jack and got Alaron game two with for an ad in. Played portals man he looked like Alex Smith 2.0 against Seahawks pretty damn favorable and the schedule for the jags Texans forty niners titans. Don't overlook the niners are Jimmy G band aid that's searcher I yeah I will go false I'll believe it when I see it patriots and Steelers will give them one and you've seen a guy. On the next one and I thought that was in a row before reporting to name. It's difficult to predict if Aaron Rodgers will play week fifteen against the Panthers the Packers just a game back from the falcons and Seahawks for the final wild card spot. Only three games left in the season's ensure false Aaron Rodgers will make his return this weekend against the Panthers so that thing that sucks about this is. I feel like grinning at this news in twenty minutes so I think falsely gonna announce that he starts we're just waiting on the official word. I think Green Bay access to weigh the options here is he really healthy enough to say it's worth the risk. Of having a playoff run. Four and we're America we're not good enough to do this or that I think because the NFC playoff picture they could make Ryan. And I will say. True he suits up against Carolina I think we see in this weekend and he really wants to play. And I think he does do that's why I'm going through just as far as the standings go I mean. The Packers they kinda have to win this game if they wanna stay alive all know this I think you're not getting in the seven losses this is there cease gap means if you believe that this team to win the Super Bowl if you believe this team is good enough with Aaron Rodgers to make it all the way. And you have to claim this week because here in a big hole if you lose and then falcons Lander Seahawks went so this is true Aaron Rodgers will play. And make his return this weekend. On an excellent browns with the most browns loss of the season and maybe have the whole browns franchise history honestly. Against the Packers on Sunday act that was a rounds he loss wasn't as holy job had a shot at Kaiser with one that was one of the worst plays by quarterback. And NFL team to be honest on this road quake. At what point do you stop being a fan I know loyalty is important to a lot of people in. This is almost blasphemy from a sports fan numb right when you abandon it for a franchise like this. Man that's tough adds a tough. Situation is being because I never. That's. Give them all the credit in the world that's very I don't know how to do it this seriously doubted the blazers drive me crazy enough could you imagine like it worse version of the blazers seriously. The mental make up of a browns fan it's. It's insane thank you went the way of trusting the process and then you missed all of these. What looks like all pro quarterback's. Parents say he had to shock facts here. Without this immaculate playing over time there this amazing. Three games left the browns ravens. Mayors and that Steelers. So true or false Brownsville finished O and sixteen this is true the Steelers will have to win now because they're in fear of not getting that by and also still thinking they Maine maybe New England slips up again and they can get home field back. Although it seems pretty pretty difficult. And in Baltimore asked to keep winning they will. And you know what the bears. A hell of performance against Cincinnati they went in there and stomped the Bengals 33 is seven that they did. I think they're better in the brown so I will say this is true they are gonna go all for. And become the second team in NFL history along with the what was that the 2007. And we all knows line line as far as here goes. I'm gonna save false now. This is why so they yet ravens are playing for playoff spots they'll take care is that app Baltimore. I now it's in Cleveland. At. At Chicago for the bears salvia lost his affair that is just a better bears team here we go hot tape GO tell me how they beat the steel Steelers play opposition will be locked in at that point may rest players that browns with either Kevin Hogan or Tony -- whoever is a court backed a sneak you know me Kaiser Kaiser at a flat last. Win of the season our last game of the season to win and sneak in there with a one and fifteen record a K. We may know where everybody would lean year. Only fifteen. Going into that game. Who is Pittsburgh's backup quarterback his name is injury Jones Landry Jones is the quarterback because they have locked whenever they are eaten. Are we rooting or rooting against for Cleveland. And I wanna CO for. Pat apple I think everybody does play hardly running against him I'm sorry brown fans out there. Okay in our last one we got chargers chiefs this weekend chiefs they were able to get back on track against the raiders. Chargers they've won four games in a row now after being the Redskins and seven of their last nine. Chargers looking like the better team right now kind of the two partners said sure falls chargers they're gonna beat the chiefs in Kansas City. And win out the rest of the season jets raiders to finish it. This NFL week and his amazing by the way of the games yes. The Thursday game and then Washington has a really crappy game. Redskins cardinals. Terrible this those of the two worst games there's a lot of other really good ones. I would've said two weeks ago I think charges are gonna win this. McAllen just broke his hand he's out I mean that might be when against the jets the next week the Kansas City mandate. They put up points against the raiders and becoming a back to being the chiefs. Indeed trust it's. Think Kansas City it's gonna be cold. Screw it. Our idea charge train here boiled up all of a bolt up a little bit. I think is a tough match of forum but. I think ultimately with the pass rushing what they have going on with Keenan Allen who just cannot be stopped Melvin Gordon. I think I think LA goes in there and get the dubbed. Much like Dick Cohen I'm gonna buy Neeson chargers divine rechargeable I'm not chargers before that stocks sky rockets they're gonna get the win Kansas City. Eat jets beat raiders and this is not your typical chargers team Kansas City and beat the jets. Don say next 80 yes are you can't take care of the jets ship men together raised his season you add the raiders are terrible seven straight wins for the chargers and the year. And if they would have not skirt up just two of those games and then they'll host a home playoff game in a soccer cup crazies that think they can they can run the table here. Oh that put the record that it would put that 610. And six and on at least two of those four losses. We're games they shouldn't have probably lost very charger ask. Now Lee. That's why I'm behind this on the UK if so they've turned a corner here they look good old they do look at. I good NFL ensure false Jones really good stuff date Mike Leach does he wanna stay in Pullman is this a power play for more money. Needing to partner wants out. To a different program tackle other annexing crunch time on 1080 the fan. Pressure is on. Just was different from past messages executing at crunch time English prelim heat and wind this greatest criminal. The world when you lose that's the lowest in world its current stunt and I look at the hottest topics in sports. Crunch should. 995 per month so why would you ever pay more for a gym membership. Crunch time right to you by crunch fitness is always 995 a month why go anywhere else. Locations in southwest Washington and an important metropolitan. Area crunch dot com for more information it's crunch time in Pullman. We've got bowl season upon us the cougars have pretty good bowl matchup against Michigan State. But. There's an interesting development going on in now Pullman right now so. If you haven't heard to Boris Marten juniors the team's leading receiver. Get a really good year this year he was dismissed from the program. Over the weekend. And people were wondering if it was a violation of team rules yet again Martin has had a run in the floor late for meeting people kind of just fill in the blank there. Will Martin turned to Twitter. And said had nothing to do with being late for any meeting. He expressed his desire to transfer from the program. And instead of granting it blocking it or what have you days straight just dismissed him Nadine one of the conversation with the music out here. Just get out here. So that's what Martin as saying nobody has denied that and in their other receiver Isaiah Johnson Mac. They're starting outside receivers he is expressed his desire to transfer. Now this can usually be equated to a couple things kids wanna go back home when they wanna play for program for one more year. Or whatever the scenario this isn't uncommon by any means or talents coming up. Through recruiting where there's a freshman. And they know Pete he's gonna go down but you add that with the weird Mike Leach. Now you've you've heard rumblings of the organ. Right the org in connection maybe when he wanted to leave and and go to Eugene in and coach at Oregon and then we also know that he was probably going to be the head coach of Tennessee. It sounds like John Curry hired him. Without informing the boosters and other people of the university popped on a plane went mad him. Was gonna give on the job and any guy gets back to Knoxville. Everybody goes dude what's going on he says I got a coach is indeed and run that by as and boom he's acts Mike Leach to Tennessee doesn't happen. But it sounds like the pyro was going to Knoxville. And you just come out I think you wonders a cougar fanning and you wonder from a pac twelve standpoint because. Having Mike Leach in this conference makes the conference better it just dies. You want a guy like that representing the conference you won an interesting personality I think from somebody like my standpoint. And even as a fan his teams are fun to watch he's an entertaining. Different individual. And you just wonder what is the play here they don't have an acting EDT on an interim but you know there's not Doug guy yet. He's been leading this program to nine wins for a couple of seasons now is this some money playing. More was the sign of Tennessee and the rumblings of war again kind of his way of signaling. Without wanting to that he's looking to leave Coleman now he's gonna have a new quarterback in Tyler Lewinsky. Luke fox last game is going to be the ball game. So maybe he wanted to leave windfall cleft. Or may be again this is just a way for him to make more money. But I'll of Washington State here's in fortune and powerful Washington State. Because they're not sitting there. In near downtown Seattle or. Oren in Los Angeles like some of these other programs they can't like their rivals there they're not sitting in the same position. But. If he is looking to make more. I would say the leverages absolutely. More on his side than it is the university. Because look what you have. You have a perennial contender in the north that is playing their rival game. For contention or spot in the the pac twelve championship to represented their side of the conference. Washington State is reset level if we written today at the time machine and we look back two years three with Paul Wolfe. In the midst of just the crap that was happening. And I told cougar fan pay. Yeah fire Paul wolf you'd give bill moos he's gonna then hire Mike Leach and then he eventually get get you to a position of competing to win. Pac twelve championships and win nine games in that moment you'll probably slapping me and ask me what drug I'm on. Because of how bad ones. And now you see what's where they're out and where the program has turned into. Granted they lost Joseph Salave'a but they still have a hell of a defensive coordinator now it's grinch a young up and coming assistant in college football. You're just hoping I think eager cougar fan right now. You're hoping that this is just a power play for money and unfortunately. He has the leverage if you don't pay him. He kind of already know he's looking. Tennessee is an interesting job one that clearly piqued his interest and had him to the point of wanting to leave. And you just hope there's not another job out there like Texas Tech with teams very I don't think he's gone back to Texas Tech he hates those people. He wants the money back from those individuals. You know it may take a certain job to open up. But you're just hoping this is more power play than it is a reality that he eventually leaves Coleman or maybe forty subscribe to that fact. That Mike Leach was never going to be and you don't see this in college football anyway. Mike Leach is never going to be that long term fifteen year guide university. And that's okay with you as long as he develops some assistant that's willing to take it over. Or may be leaves and in a position. Where they can surprise the world again and go get another name and say look. You are really good football guy you can win here Mike Leach prove that. Very interesting time in in Pullman with Washington State and ideally for the bowl game I think the match ups really get. Michigan State and Washington State I mean you just. You have a battle of two different. Styles is it going to be Michigan State's defense slow when it didn't. Kind of a during the game up or is it going to be Washington State coming out on top and slinging around in. Finding ways to score points. I can't wait for that match up but was sync will see what Mike Leach ultimately decides that what he wants to do. You know some resemble Washington State alarm I know Tennessee is a better job the Washington staple why would you try to join Tennessee now. Win it is a firestorm to meet that screams more he's upset and Pullman and wants out of laws zoo. It's not as simple as him trying to take the next pass. Job somebody else's if he were to leave they would have to hire grinch would you think I would think yeah but maybe they wanna keep the offensive thing go one. Grain seems like a pretty good choice to me you're at Washington State I think whoever you bring in next is going to be gamble and there's a chance he goes down from where your aptly. You know maybe it's not that similar maybe they feel like they need. An offensive minded guy. So we'll see Washington as they should be shining example of how you build a small program always she should be feverishly taking note 100%. 100% agree. Now bill moos luckily bill moos wanted to get back into it and they got him I thought that was a brilliant move. And then just go back to lead tire I mean that shocked the world they got Mike Leach. He went down to Key West shirtless Mike Leach out there in the rain. Now comeback. Got him to come to Pullman the pirates got it going man I would eSATA be sad to leave him leave Washington seeing me this conference I like my cleats and he's good for this conference. Limit us obviously disease and accuses steppingstone. And it's one of those unusual situation where benefits both parties and interest in dot. Or media as coup transit beau Baldwin may he keep grinch may be he leaves with Mike Leach. Or maybe convince parents to stay and a team of with a guy like apple ball went however I would find it hard debt grinch would be a okay being passed over by. Another assistant even if though he says. Offensive mining guy you for bringing in entrance is a defense of mining coach below will say we'll see with the ball game. Brings and then we'll see way where this story is. In about a month hey a lot to get to in the final hour something to think about. For you involved in an office pool yes people involved in office pools I want you to think about something. 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