I’ve been to Clemson. And Eugene. And North Bend, Indiana.
There is NO … FREAKING .. WAY ….UW can’t be as successful as Clemson with a motivated organization who knows how to recruit. Shoot, put those 3 places together and they don’t come close to what UW has collectively.
Oregon lucked out because they had 1 alum with deep pockets and a corporation to sponsor their rise. If Knight had gone to Corvallis, Oregon would be Beaver-lite like they historically are.
UW has everything necessary to be a near-annual juggernaut.
Location is one of the most over rated factors by fans, it rarely matters whether you play in a big or small city. What matters is the location to the talent pool which we don’t have since a lot of the talent is in the south.