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Clowned down

Why the long face, Ty?

Why the long face, Ty?

Dude, can it be the awesome era of Tyrone Willinghandjob is almost over at UW? Everyone who knows me realizes that I can’t stand the Huskies, and after the 44-10 loss the mutts took at Autzen I’m really not surprised that the pundits and talking heads are calling for this dude’s head just one freaking game into the seaosn. Come on, let the guy lose to BYU before we get all drastic here!

Since arriving in time for the 2005 season, Willingham’s dogs have gone 15-26, becoming the perennial trash of the Pac-10. As for Willingham, hey, I’ve got news for you dude—Notre Dame fired you because you are an egregiously AWFUL coach. Live with it, take your severance package and move the fuck on. Either that, or learn how to recruit. Your choice, really.

Happy trails to Nate Costa

Seeya, Nate! Justin Roper gets the start this Saturday.

Seeya, Nate! Justin Roper gets the start this Saturday.

Eugene, Ore. – For having lost their starting quarterback for at least the majority of the season, the Oregon Ducks weren’t exactly panicking Monday, five days from their season opener.

“I’m a wily, experienced veteran when it comes to losing quarterbacks,” joked offensive coordinator Chip Kelly, who lost his top four last season.

One down already.

On Monday, Oregon announced that Nate Costa, the presumed starter despite a late push from Justin Roper, will undergo surgery and miss at least 8 to 10 weeks because of cartilage damage in his surgically repaired left knee. Roper will start Saturday against Washington.

Uh oh. Looks like the injury bug that feasted on duck last year is at it again, this time knocking out Oregon starting QB Nate Costa for two months. Well, Costa wasn’t going to be Dennis Dixon, but it is disheartening to be down your starter before opening day, especially for a team still shocked over how quickly last season fell apart.

Gotta love how upbeat Costa is being. Kid is really taking it well. Costa is planning to “coach up” Justin Roper on the sidelines in hope that he’ll throw a touchdown. Something good is going to come of this, he says. Ummm, yeah dude. Just not for you. At least the Ducks get to warm up against the toothless Huskies before heading to more dangerous waters.