The Morning Haul: 8/29

Oh good lord this video from the Oregon State cheerleaders is terrible. But in a funny way. But like a mean-funny kind of way that might make you sort of sad anyway. Meanwhile, in case you’ve never seen it, Washington’s anthem-type contribution from Seattle artists Prometheus Brown, Sol, Jake One, and Preach is much, much more solid. It’s just about impossible to make a sports anthem without a certain amount of cheesiness, but at the very least Prometheus Brown (of Blue Scholars fame) turns in a quality verse.

Stories Especially Worth Reading:

Former Husky football player Chris Lang has had a huge hand in the construction of the new Husky Stadium. Here’s the story from Gregg Bell.

Todd Dybas of the News Tribune talking speed. Speed as in tempo, speed as in John Ross, speed as in defensive substitutions. More speed has definitely been a bit of a fad in college football, but it’s also worked wonders for many of the teams that have adopted no-huddle attacks. It’s a logical move for Washington, and one I suspect Sark would have made earlier if he had previously had the depth he possesses now on both offense and defense, but I won’t be fully sold on this idea of the Huskies running an Oregon-speed offense until I see them pull it off on game day.

I know you’ve probably heard a ton about the new Husky Stadium, but this is a really well done and comprehensive article covering the process and the final result. If you know nothing about the new stadium, this is all you’ll need to read to feel informed.

It’s that time of year again! The time for “what college football means to me” posts. And I don’t mean that as a jab. We aren’t all in it for the pure X’s and O’s, there’s an emotional component to being a fan that is true for fans of all different teams. Nam Le does a great job of capturing that unique preseason feeling from the perspective of a Cal fan.

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