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Know your enemy: Darron Thomas says he’s starting on Saturday

Post by Ryan Divish on Nov. 3, 2011 at 1:00 am with No Comments »
November 3, 2011 1:04 am
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Darron Thomas met with the media in Eugene and seemed relatively amused that people seemed to think there might be some brewing quarterback controversy.

“I’m very surprised, but it’s the media,” Thomas said with a shrug. “It’s surprising because I go out and work hard every day and I’m confident in what I do.”

Ken Goe of the Oregonian writes about the Oregon perspective in the rivalry Washington with some great anecdotes.

The visiting players would file past the home locker room, then be held in the tunnel. The Huskies would emerge directly behind the visitors.

That is when the UW players began barking.

“When they would start that woofing, if your adrenaline wasn’t already going that got it started,” said Jorgensen, a key figure in a memorable game there in 1984 and now the analyst on the UO radio broadcasts. “Then you would run out onto the field. Then out would come Washington.”

Directly into a cataclysm of sound. In 1995, Army defensive tackle Al Roberts compared the roar of the Husky Stadium crowd to C-130 transports at runway level.

In the Huskies’ glory years in the 1980s and 90s, there were few more intimidating places for a visiting team to play a college football game.

Lindsay Schnell breaks down the match-up of LaMichael James and Chris Polk.

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