Got home from Seattle this evening, and I don't have time to go through ALL the threads meticulously (even though some covered this) and could care less if anything is remotely Boothable, but Tedford is THE reason this game was lost.
First, the unbelievable accepting of the holding penalty...UW was in their own territory in the 2nd quarter, and Polk had just been stuffed on 3rd and short. Tedord was HIGH if he thought the Huskies would go for it on 4th down and a yard to go. His quote: "They would have gone for it. I'd take 3rd and 11 over 4th and 6 inches any day." Well Jeff, maybe if it was later in the game, UW would have gone for it, but NOT in their own territory in the 2nd quarter after Polk had just been crushed (and it wasn't "6 inches" either). Epic fail, as the Huskies went on to drive down the field and score a TD - that TD is on Tedford.
Second, the play calling at the end of the game. I'll help you Jeff:
Anderson...if stopped, then Anderson...if stopped, then Anderson...if stopped, then fuc*ing Anderson again. Cal's O-line was getting pretty consistent run block push, and 1st and goal at the 2 should have been a no brainer - you bring in your BEST short yardage runner. Anyone who defends Isi getting the ball in that situation has no clue...hey, Cal used Anderson to score a short yardage TD earlier in the game, didn't they???
Tedford conveniently forgot about that, but what enraged me were his postgame quotes: "We thought we could punch it in" referring to Isi getting the ball. Then, when questioned why Anderson wasn't in the game, he had the nerve to say: "That could have been something, I guess. Would C.J. have scored? I don't know. It's a thought."
Really? It's a thought? Holy sheet, this is the most lame/stupid/clueless thing I have ever heard Tedford say - and no, I'm serious.
Lastly, about the final play - predictable much?????? Before the final play, Washington defensive coaches knew exactly what play Cal would run. Quinton Richardson told a reporter (Jerry Brewer for the Seattle Times) that his coaches said: "A fade to Keenan Allen is coming. Man up on him and stay outside." Oops...
By the way,on the post-game Husky radio show, an ex-QB had a great point about our formation for that play. He said that Allen was the only receiver split out to the left, but the problem was that he wasn't split out nearly WIDE enough. From where he lined up, the DB didn't have to worry about a slant because there would be way too much traffic in the middle, so he only had to worry about covering to the outside.
I had a great time in Seattle, and was proud of how the team competed and came back, but Tedford's decisions and his inexcusable quotes trying to defend those same decisions were too much - I know this a very long rant, and might be unpopular, but anyone with half of a half a brain had better hold Tedford COMPLETELY and TOTALLY responsible for this loss.