Does this help us with EE and JTT?
This stuff is driving me up the wall.
Yesterday, Paul Finebaum said Oregon is the only team with a shot at the playoff in the Pac-12. “They’ve had other teams in the playoff.” Guy cant even say Washington.
No one knows UW has met the blue chip ratio but not Oregon. Their branding and marketing is killing us.
The whole BLM protests and such. Jimmy Lake was nowhere to be found. ESPN in recent months had David Shaw on and James Franklin. Why not Jimmy Lake? Hello? Black head coach!! This is free publicity.
The CFB show on Fox just had Cristobal on. This is a more Pac-12 centric show.
This is just in the offseason.
Recruiting- We’ve failed to sell our history to local players. Specifically, history of WR and DL success and from local guys. We should be beating that drum often to recruits with tweets and IG posts. We should be promoting that we have the most guys in the NFL and have been the best team in Pac last 5, 6 years.
Speaking of Twitter, we have nothing on our UW Football Twitter Bio.
This is what we have: TEAM. UNIT. ME. #PurpleReign #BowDown
This is what it should say: Home of 3 National Titles (’60,’84,’91), 17 Pac-12 Titles, 15 Rose Bowls, Loudest Crowd Noise Registered in CFB (Sept 92)
Some people may think this stuff is superficial but when you have a flailing brand, you need to reinvest in marketing and promotion. And today, most people are on their phones checking social media constantly. Need to build up twitter, IG and YouTube. If you don’t, and you arent a blue blood, your brand suffers.
In recent years….
Remember the cool posters we used to have?
Why not have one for the death row defense?
Where was the seniors poster in 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019?
Where was one for John Ross & Dante Pettis when they set a record for receiving TDs by teammates? Could have used their cool sunglasses photo post 2016 apple cup.
Another thing that pissed me off was Pete wouldnt let the team be introduced as “defending Pac-12 champions” as they ran out of the tunnel.
Please add your thoughts and/or other examples to this thread…
Is Molden the last one in question?
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“So I’m not ahead of many here on this but I’ll relay what I’m hearing as well.
The B1G is going to move forward and push for a season start in October. I don’t know the date, but it more than likely end up being close enough to get them in the race with the other conferences currently playing.
This is a HUGE problem for the Pac-12 who ultimately doesn’t have a plan in place for this. I’m hearing for the first time in any real manner, the Pac-12 will now look to move up the start of the season to November. Again, no specific date, but I’m going to guess mid-November is a best case scenario.
A look at the timeline. Pac-12 approves a 7 week start date from this week. (Which won’t happen) Players return on Sept. 20, quarantine for a week. Conditioning starts Sept. 27 in a perfect world. You escalate and condition/prep for only 6 weeks, which is wildly aggressive. (Probably not realistic) Throw together a schedule and off you go. You’re talking Nov. 7 as an absolute BEST case scenario.
Even if, EVEN IF you can get that done, you’re 4-6 weeks behind everyone else. You’re not going to make it. You’re left out no matter what at this point. Whether you play in November or January at this point it honestly just doesn’t matter.
And that is a HUGE problem for Oregon, for this conference. For recruiting, for revenues, for national respect.
The Pac-12 took a risk being the first (along with the B1G) to cancel the season. It was a risk the conference couldn’t afford to take. Unless there is an outbreak of Covid-19 in CFB and the season is cancelled, (Which I am not rooting for BTW) it will unfortunately be risk that is going to hurt this conference for years to come.”
It’s coming out more and more that CA state guidelines are preventing the other 8 schools from playing (OR gov isn’t stupid enough to leave out their beloved quook and beav)
They should go forward with an 8 game conference schedules (you play your in state rival or substitute twice this year).
It could put enough pressure on CA government to give them the same exceptions the NFL got now that we have the testing, and if they don’t, we just go forward with the season in Nov and let the 4 CA schools rot.
If this is an “all or nothing” thing with the schools and we have to wait until January for the CA team (which isn’t guaranteed even then), then those schools should start getting threatened, if only so they will actually put some pressure on or work harder to get the CA NFL exceptions.
@sonics1993 thanks for your insider posts. It is amazing to hear what you have to say even if its negative or positive. Much respect.