The Morning Haul: 10/28


Good morning! No Morning Haul yesterday for the first time in around two months. Won’t happen again. A few members of the extended family have had some health problems the last few days, so I came up from Seattle back up to Bellingham this weekend to visit them in the hospital, so I just didn’t have time this morning to type it up. Things are back to normal now as far as my schedule, and I’ll be back down to Seattle later today.

In football related news: the Huskies beat Oregon State! It was a huge game, and though I took it in from my home in Bellingham rather than at CenturyLink Field, it was still some of the most riveting football I have seen this year. Not only was it an entertaining game, it also changes the direction of the Washington football team completely. Suddenly 8 wins in the regular season seems totally reasonable, and the brutal stretch of elite Pac-12 teams is over.

4-4 has never seemed so positive, and yet, so complicated. It has been a wild ride this season, and it isn’t even close to over yet, but I must say, it has been a joy to cover the team all year long. As always, thanks so much for reading.

Stories Especially Worth Reading:

Ryan Divish takes a look at how the penalties last night really could have led to a meltdown and a loss. Close call.

Gregg Bell with an interesting observation: both times the Huskies have upset a top-10 team, it has been while wearing black uniforms.

ESPN Pac-12 Blog looks at all the good displayed by the Huskies last night.