College Football Saturday: Open thread

November 7th, 2015 | Written by Rob Staton

Whatever you’re watching today — this is thread to discuss it. The big game tonight sees LSU take on Alabama. Paxton Lynch looks to continue his strong run against Navy. Shon Coleman also gets his biggest test of the season against Texas A&M and Myles Garrett. Remember, Laremy Tunsil did a good job against the Aggies. This will be a nice benchmark game for Coleman.

142 Responses to “College Football Saturday: Open thread”

  1. LikwidIce says:

    WR Will Fuller, ND. Not the biggest or fastest but what he does translates. Made a couple people outright whiff today.

    • Rob Staton says:

      In the right scheme will be a productive player at the next level.

    • CHawk Talker Eric says:

      I’ve never been much of a ND fan, but they’re the most Seahawky team in CFB this year. They’re all about next man up and keep winning.

      I hope Prosise isn’t badly injured.

      • Volume12 says:

        CHawk, don’t know if ya saw my post on the last thread, but I think your on to something with Florida St CB Marquez White. He’s a true lockdown corner. Teams are challenging him more than they are DB Jalen Ramsey.

        Marquez White is a tremendous tackler, has the length, rangy, fluid, and his technique is picture perfect. Really liking this cat as a potential Seahawk corner.

        Good eye buddy.

        • Volume12 says:

          Meant to say teams are challenging/throwing at DB Jalen Ramse more than ‘Quez.

          • CHawk Talker Eric says:

            Wasn’t me necessarily. I just saw an eye popping stat – only 2 passes allowed so far this season. Tried to make a joke out of it – maybe Rob has the wrong White. It came out poorly. But he looked good tonight.

            Props to Clemson on the win. DeShaun Watson has a nice soft touch, and plays with a level head (for the most part – not that 3rd down red zone clock stopper). That defense pretty much shut down FSU in the 2nd half. Lawson, Boulware, Kearse. Some nice talent on that D.

            • Rob Staton says:

              Boulware brings it every week. Really fun player to watch. AFC North in his future.

              • CHawk Talker Eric says:

                Totally. He’s Jack Ham 2.0

                • Volume12 says:

                  My mistake. I thought he was a guy on your radar or somethin.’

                  That Clemson defense is loaded. Kearse is just a freak man. Lawson’s big time, and Boulware has gotta be one of the most entertaining guy to watch.

  2. AlaskaHawk says:

    Iowa center #63 Blythe having a good game. He also wrestles and got a shout out from the announcers. Indiana running back #8 Howard getting a lot of yardage. He is a good open field runner.

    • Volume12 says:

      Blythe is a very good looking ZB prospect. Dude looks like Jaws from the Bond movies.

    • Rob Staton says:

      If you’re watching Iowa vs Indiana — keep an eye on Indiana LT Jason Spriggs and report back to us Alaska.

      • Volume12 says:

        Iowa has some intriguing DBs too. CBs Desmond King and Greg Mabin. S Jordan Lomax has a lot of Jerron Johnson too his game.

      • AlaskaHawk says:

        I didn’t see enough of Spriggs to form an opinion. He generally handled okay at pass protection, a little late on picking up a linebacker blitz.

  3. Volume12 says:

    Seattle checking out the Michigan St vs Nebraska game.

    What about Nebraska DT Maliek Collins?

    • Rob Staton says:

      Possible. Perhaps more likely Michigan State’s LT and C.

      • Volume12 says:


        Was just wondering if anyone had watched Collins. Todd McShay had him as a 1st roundrr earlier this year. I know he hasn’t put up the numbers he did last year, but if he’s available in the 3rd or 4th, might be a nice, penetrating 3-tech.

      • Wall UP says:

        Good! Everyone knows what I think of Allen. It would be awesome if JS was somewhere behind MSU’s bench. If not, I’m sure the word will get back to him.

        Another person that would fit in the DL rotation is MSU’s Joel Heath 6-6 296lb DT/DE. He’s a solid against the run & disruptive against the pass. He should have a long career as a Pro, similar to McDaniel’s role for the Hawks. I have him as their 7th Rd pick.

        Rob, what do you think of Heath?

  4. Volume12 says:

    Wow, LA Tech RB Kenneth Dixon having a monster day!

  5. AlaskaHawk says:

    Looking forward to LSU at Alabama. What a great matchup. I was surprised that Alabama was rated ahead of some of the teams that hadn’t list a game. Here is there chance to prove that they should be in top four.

  6. Rob Staton says:

    Anyone watching Arkansas @ Ole Miss?

    What a play by Hunter Henry and Alex Collins on 4th and 25.

  7. CHawk Talker Eric says:

    OK ST manhandling #8 TCU.

    Wish I had watched more of it to see Ogbah play.

  8. CHawk Talker Eric says:

    The look on Hugh Freeze’s face wasn’t pleasant

  9. Volume12 says:

    Utah @ Udub. Bunch of good prospects in this one. In the rain.

  10. CHawk Talker Eric says:

    Keep an eye on UT WR Kenny Scott.

  11. CHawk Talker Eric says:

    Something just didn’t look right and it took me 5 minutes of game play to realize it’s the white helmets with star spangled W

  12. CHawk Talker Eric says:

    I really like Gaskin. Have I said that before?

    • Volume12 says:

      He’s gonna be a stud man. He already is. I should say he’s got a chance to be special.

      Udub is gonna be a dangerous team in 1-2 years. For me, they’re one of the most entertaining teasms to watch.

      About WR Kenneth Scott. I saw an interview with him once, and he’s an actual rapper. That’s what I call him. I’m weird like that though. Given nicknames to guys.

  13. bigDhawk says:

    Finally home from work and done with dinner. Too many good games on right now – Utah v UW, Navy v Paxton Lynch, Iowa State v Oklahoma, and Auburn v Texas A&M, where Coleman and Ifedi will be of special interest. And then LSU v Alabama…woof.

  14. John_s says:

    Devontae Booker just made a sick cut inside the Redzone. Maybe it’s because he wears 23 but with his receiving ability, Booker reminds me of Arian Foster

    • Volume12 says:

      Not a bad comp. Has some Matt Forte type receiving skills too.

      I do like RBs Booker, Prosise, Perkins, and Collins a whole lot.

    • CharlieTheUnicorn says:

      Hum, this could be a great addition to a team willing to play the guy a bunch of snaps and get him plenty of touches on the ground or via the air. The Texans will be searching for this type of back in the 2nd round for sure.

  15. Volume12 says:

    This WR from Liberty, Darrin Petetson is very interesting as a day 3 or late round kind of guy. Tried to post his highlights, I know, but couldn’t.

  16. John_s says:

    V12 – What do you think of Travis Feeney as the Bruce Irvin replacement?

    • Volume12 says:

      Love it. Give me hin or Oklahoma OLB Eric Striker.

      Reallty like Baylor’s DE-LEO Jamal Palmer as a late round pass rusher to give depth to a loaded group.

      • Volume12 says:

        How about this RB Dwayne Washington?

        • John_s says:

          High waisted athlete. A little stiff. Doesn’t break many tackles but once he gets going it’s hard to catch him.

          Has good hands but has fumbled twice tonight.

          • Volume12 says:

            Thanks. I know he’s a freak athleically, but that doesn’t always show up. I’ve only watched him a couple times, and he’s been very hit and miss for me.

            Love Feeney or Striker in the Bruce Irvin role. IDK either one would ever play with their hand in the dirt, but both could be effective pass rushers using their speed off the edge, standing up and blitzing.

            Either one of these guys would be ‘must have’ for me.

            • John_s says:

              Can’t teach the natural bend and leverage that Striker displays. You’ve been on him since day one. He’s growing on me.

              • Volume12 says:

                Rob’s been him on early as well. Got a ‘Seahawky, personality.

                Feeney’s screams ‘Seahawk’ at me too though.

  17. CHawk Talker Eric says:


  18. CHawk Talker Eric says:

    A couple of nice catches for frosh TE Sample.

  19. CHawk Talker Eric says:

    Vadal Alexander is a bulldozer

  20. CHawk Talker Eric says:

    There’s more NFL caliber talent on the field in Tuscaloosa tonight than at any other time this season.

    • Volume12 says:

      There really is. I know I’ve said this before, but OL Vadal Alexander gives off a ‘poor man’s’ La’el Collins kind of vibe.

      IMO, he’s what they hoped or thought James Carpenter would be.

      • CHawk Talker Eric says:

        Yep he’s surprisingly athletic. If we’re comparing the bubbas, I prefer Alexander to Ifedi.

        • Volume12 says:

          I can see why. I prefer Ifedi, but I definetly get where your coming from. Vadal’s growing on me man.

  21. sdcoug says:

    Word is WSU’s LT – Joe Dahl broke his foot and is out for the remainder of the season. Really unfortunate for the kid and a big loss for the Cougs.

    “One sack allowed over 1,226 pass attempts” between this season and last.

    Wonder if this will drop him off the radar a bit and into more of a value pick in the 3rd/4th range?

    • CHawk Talker Eric says:

      That sux

    • Volume12 says:

      Wow! That’s too bad. He’s one my favorite O-line prospects this year.

      Good point about his stock potentiall taking a hit.

    • Madmark says:

      I been watching Joe Dahl all year, I don’t think he’s a left tackle in the NFL but he has a high football I.Q. and calls line protection for WSU. I think he’d make a nice center convert with the right size Seattle likes 6’4″ 303lbs.

      • Volume12 says:

        I do agree that Seattle likes their C’s bigger than most teams, but at the same time Patrick Lewis, LJP, and Nowak are all under-sized. I know the didn’t spend a draft pick on any of those 3, just something to keep in mind.

        • Volume12 says:

          I’m still feeling Cal OL Jordan Rigsbee for that C spot. Very ‘Seahawky’ kind of attitude and play style.

  22. Volume12 says:

    Talk about a workhorse man. Utah is going to ride RB Devontae Booker until the wheels fall off! Ya have to wonder how much wear and tear he’ll have.

    • CHawk Talker Eric says:

      I’ve kinda cooled on Booker. Nothing against him necessarily, but compare his performance to someone like Henry vs LSU.

      I know Henry’s not PC’s cup of tea, RB-wise. But some team will take him and he’ll make them happy.

  23. CHawk Talker Eric says:

    JuJu Smith-Shuster looking good.

    • David M2 says:

      I thought you were making a Justin Smith joke there for a second. Then I was like, no, that’s from a Key and Peele skit. Then I finally figured out that must be his real name and I should look him up…

  24. nichansen01 says:

    I am trying to compile a list ranking prospects by position, it’s rough right now and I would appreciate additions to it.


    QB: Paxton Lynch, Jared Goff, Christian Hackenberg, Trevon Boykin, Connor Cook
    RB: Ezekiel Elliot, Davontae Booker, Alex Collins, CJ Prosise, Paul Perkins, Derrick Henry
    OT: Laremy Tunsil, Shuan Coleman, Taylor Decker, Ronnie Stanley, Jason Spriggs, Laraven Clark, Spencer Drango, Joe Heag
    OG: Jack Conklin, James Ifedi, Vadal Alexander, Joe Dahl
    C: Austin Blythe, Jack Allen, Nick Martin
    WR: Laquon Treadwell, Corey Coleman, Michael Thomas, Tyler Boyd, Braxton Miller, Derunnya Wilson, Josh Doctson, Will Fuller
    TE: Not sure…


    DL: Joey Bosa, Robert Nkemdiche, Deforest Buckner, Adolphus Washington, Shaq Lawson, Ashawn Robison, Jonathon Bullard, Emmanuel Ogbah, Carl Nassib, Andrew Billings, Shallique Calhoun, Kenny Clark, Maliek Collins, Sheldon Day, Chris Jones, Shawn Oakman, Yannick Ngakoue
    LB: Jalen Smith, Reggie Ragland, Darron Lee, Scooby Wright, Cassanova Mackinzey, Eric Striker, Dwight Feeney,
    CB: Tradavious White, Vernon Hargreaves, Cameron Sutton, Jalen Ramsey, Eli Apple, Kendall Fuller, Will Redmond, Tony Conner, Marquez White
    S: Sua Cravens

    Please suggest names to add to this list.

    • CHawk Talker Eric says:

      OG – Josh Garnett
      OG/C – Jordan Rigsbee
      TE – David Morgan
      SS – Jeremy Cash, Kevin Pierre-Louis
      LB – Kantrell Brothers, Steve Daniels
      DL – Sheldon Rankins, Jarran Reed

      • Volume12 says:

        C- Joey Hunt, Siaosi Aiono
        S- Andrew Adams, Elijah Shumate
        DL- Jonathan Allen, Austin Johnson, Anthony Zettel, Jamal Palmer
        CB- Cordrea Tankersley, DJ White

        • Volume12 says:

          WR- Darrin ‘Petey’ Peterson

          • Volume12 says:

            QB-Jacoby Brissett
            RB-Kenneth Dixon
            WR-Pharoh Cooper, Corey Robinson, Geronimo Allison, Corey Davis, Byce Treggs
            OT- Willie Beavers, Kyle Murphy
            OL- Nick Richter
            OG/C Ted Karras
            OLB Montese Overton, Carl Lawson, Noah Spence, Josh Perry
            DT- Jihad Ward, Vernon Butler
            CB- Xavien Howard

            If you saw my list, your head would spin. LOL.

  25. CharlieTheUnicorn says:

    1 Draft point and one FA point

    1) I thought Alabama RB Hanry looked great tonight. He showed explosive abilities and raw power. I watched his ability to find the hole and his footwork specifically. I thought his feet were outstanding. He rarely seemed offbalance and took the hits to defenders. He also either flat out made tacklers miss or displayed good power to fall forward after contact. Does he fit what Seattle likes for RB, probably not. Do I think the guy could have a nice NFL career… heck yes.

    2) I just saw that DT Louis Nix was cut today. Would this guy be an option for Seattle to pick-up for some DT depth? He is around 6’2″ and 320 lbs…. can’t have too many big boys.

  26. nichansen01 says:

    Is it just me or is the 2017 draft crazy good for running back… Leonard Fournette, Nick Chubb, Dalvin Cook, Royce Freeman… Wow

  27. Old but Slow says:

    Was the performance by Fournette just a good defensive performance, or a nick in the armor?

  28. Trevor says:

    My Update Top !0 List of Players I hope to see in a SeaHawks uniform.

    1) Shon Coleman (OT) Auburn has to be our first pick if he falls past #15
    2) Corey Coleman (WR) Baylor best play maker in CFB and seems underrated so far
    3) Eric Striker (Edge, Safety) Oklahoma (no player in college football has a better personality to fit in our locker room) could replace Bruce IMO
    4) Sua Cravens (Safety) USC could replace Kam IMO
    5) Yannick Ngakoue (Edge) Maryland stock seems to be rising but would be a steal in 3rd round
    6)Alex Collins (RB) Arkasas looks like a Hawks RB
    7) Marquis White (CB) FSU has game and length and might be around in the rage we like to take CBs 4-5th round
    7)Adam Gotsis (DT)G-tech He is a Beast and was really coming on till and injury set him back. Could be a later round steal
    8)Jack Allen (C) Mich St. His a battler and leader. I hope we get a vet Center but if we draft one he would be a good option
    9)Chris Jones (DT) Miss St Love his game and passion
    10)Carson Wentz (QB) ND St. Time to get a young backup for Russ IMO and if he falls with the injury I think he would be a great choice.

    Extra the Clemson D Unit (Kearse Boulware and Lawson) the athleticism on that defensive unit is sick.

    If we could get 2-3 guys off this list in the 2016 draft I would be pumped.

  29. CHawk Talker Eric says:

    We talked about him a bit during the 2013 draft – not all of it positive, but it looks like the light has come on for Kawann Short. Big time.

    • Volume12 says:

      It takes time for 75% of rookies to adjust. We just happen to live in a world that has NO patience.

      Year 3 should be ‘it’s all coming together’ season.

  30. Volume12 says:

    Is it any wonder why Seattle had LB Luke Kuechly as their highest rated player in 2012?

    Had Gurley this year, and OBJ and Aaron Donald two years ago. But some still question this FO.

    • CHawk Talker Eric says:

      Kuechly is the best defender in the NFL, and a true MVP candidate.

      Wags is a top flight Mike, but Kuechly is otherworldly.

      CAR defense is loaded.

    • CHawk Talker Eric says:

      Fun to watch Gurley and AP going against each other so to speak. So far, AP is showing the rookie who’s boss.

      • CHawk Talker Eric says:

        And Stephan Diggs continues to impress

        • Volume12 says:

          Diggs was one of thosr guys, for me at least, where you watch his tape and go ‘yep. His skill-set will definetly translate over to the next level.’

          Was banged up a lot, didn’t put up gaudy stats, wasn’t SPARQ’d up IIRC, but one of those cats that just had ‘it.’

          • Volume12 says:

            Dude, did you see that Seattle was scouting Liberty vs Presbyterian last night? LOL. They weren’t the only ones though. Liberty has a stud receiver.

  31. Volume12 says:

    How ’bout them Raiders?

    Their gonna be real good over the next few years. They just gotta have one more solid draft.

    • CharlieTheUnicorn says:

      I’ve thought the Raiders will be pretty good in 2016, they are ahead of pace so far. Just keep building and believing… they might get back to the playoffs next season.

  32. CHawk Talker Eric says:

    AP with fumbles on back to back plays

    • CHawk Talker Eric says:

      Mike Florio tweets:

      ProFootballTalk: Did someone rub shrimp on the ball in Minnesota?

  33. Volume12 says:

    Wasn’t a big fan of Penn St DL Carl Nassib until yesterday. His strength, awareness, and motor were highly impressive.

    I bring this up, because he’s going to get knocked for not being a +athlete, but guys like Michael Bennett and Kony Ealy have shown, that’s not such a big deal, if you have great technique, strength, length, motor, and a high football IQ.

    Now, if we’re talking LEO’s, SAM’s, hybrid’s, 1st round 3-techs, that’s a different story.

    Not that Nassib is on the level of Bennett, but a 6’7, 280 lber starts to look very appealing in the middle of our line.

    • Volume12 says:

      Ya know what? I take that back about Nassib. I do see some speed and explosive elements to his game. He’s also a fantastic leader that is intense and never quits on a play. He consistently re-sets the LOS too.

      He also looks more along the lines of 6’6, 260-270 lbs. Depending on what he does at the combine, I’m wondering if he could be a SAM ‘backer in our defense. He does need work in his pass coverage, but what better coaching staff to help him improve in that area?

      Carl Nassib is looking more and more like that unique, gritty prospect we all know PC/JS to love and target.

  34. CHawk Talker Eric says:

    Mike Zimmer just horrendous coaching at the end of the game vs STL. Had a chance to close it out but ridiculous play calls let STL tie it up, going into OT.

    • Volume12 says:

      What the hell was that?

      • CHawk Talker Eric says:

        1st down he calls a pass play and rolls Hill to the right for a sack and major loss instead of handing off to AP and draining the clock.

        Then he elects to kick off in OT.


    • CHawk Talker Eric says:

      Wow, Vikes win the OT coin toss and Zimmer elects to kick off.

      • CHawk Talker Eric says:

        The gambit paid off but still.

        At least SEA pulls even with STL in the NFCw.

        But look at MIN tied with GB (assuming CAR holds on to win) atop the NFCn.

        • Volume12 says:

          Yeah, but Minnesota has a tough schedule the rest of the way. I don’t trust Mike Zimmer or Bridgewater when teams shut down AP.

      • Volume12 says:

        Wow! And it looks like we’ll face Pittsburgh without Big Ben and Le’Veon Bell.

        3 games worry me on our schedule the rest of the way. ‘Zona twice, and STL at home.

        • CharlieTheUnicorn says:

          Every game will be a battle for Seattle. Unless the offense continues to improve….. and the OL continue to get better. The defense also needs to clean-up a few mental mistakes while we are at it.

          The road to the SB may indeed involve going to Carolina now. I’m not buying what they are selling yet, when you have a QB throw for around 55% pass comp there will be a clunker game rolled out.. and if it is in the playoffs, they are toast.

          • CHawk Talker Eric says:

            CAR defense is approaching elite. Don’t need a QB to do much more than Cam does when you have a D like that.

  35. Volume12 says:

    Rob, do you think Eric Striker can make plays between the hashes and work/sift through trash?

    Obviously he’s going to be most impactful on the outside and Seattle’s scheme is predicated on their D-line keeping the LBs clean, but I was just wondering what your opinion is on that.

  36. CHawk Talker Eric says:

    David Irving making splash plays for DAL. And to think he was available off waivers for a DL-needy team like SEA.

    • CHawk Talker Eric says:


      • WALL UP says:

        They had him in for a pre-draft visit. He was the 6th Rd pick I had penciled for the Hawks. I was disappointed when they passed on him. DV issues kept that from happening with the Clark heat after their 1st pick. The outcry would be too great to go there again.

  37. DC says:

    Couldn’t ask for better NFC results today,

    Rams, Falcons, Saints, Cowboys & Packers all lose.

    The Vikings have a pretty tough road going forward. The Falcons are flaming out a bit and don’t have a slouch schedule. Don’t want to see a healthy Cowboys team in the playoffs. Rams have a pretty favorable schedule the rest of the way. This Arizona game at home is HUGE, would be a signature win for where we are this season. Got to take care of the division.

    • Volume12 says:

      Matt Ryan is regressing each game. Not liking what I’ve seen from them the past 4 weeks.

      Green Bay isn’t getting any better. Eddie Lacy continues to be soft as a peach. He’ll be outta the league in a few years watch.

      Peaking in September and October means nothing. Another perfect example, KC when they went 9-0 2 years ago, almost missed the playoffs entirely, and finished 10-6.

      Not buying Minnesota quite yet. Dallas ain’t getting in. Philly and the NYG are ‘meh.’

      I agree about the division games with STL and ‘Zona. Those are the big ones and we match up with Carolina better than any team IMO. They’ve beat us once in 4 years outta 5 games.

  38. RealRhino2 says:

    I think Zeke Elliott is the guy for us. If Rob’s mock held true, that’s my pick.

    • Volume12 says:

      I’d be on board with that. Hard to argue taking the best player available at their position.

      • DC says:

        Especially if this is Marshawn’s final season with the Seahawks. It’s not too far fetched to envision his retirement. He’s done enough for this team that if he wanted to ride off into the sunset in his hometown of Oakland I would grant that trade on the relative cheap. We use the cap savings to help shore up the O & D lines.

        Rawls & Elliott make a pretty badass 1, 2 punch.

        • Volume12 says:

          I don’t think the D-line needs much help honestly. Re-sign ‘Bane or Rubin, and draft a DT in say the 3rd-4th, a late day 3 ir UDFA pass rusher to work on maybe.

          Seattle always finds vetetan run stoppers on the cheap and their always effective for us. I got my eye on Silver Silinga possibly coming back. And the ‘Monstar’ could be good to go too.

  39. Volume12 says:

    Colts rookie DL Henry Anderson is said to have torn his ACL.

    Wasn’t a huge fan of his last year, boy did I miss the mark on him, but I never wanna see a guy get hurt, and he’s not only been a great player for Indy, but was one of the best rookie defenders in the entire league.

    • CHawk Talker Eric says:

      Tough break for Anderson and IND. Superior run stuffer who had a chance at DROY honors.

      NEP Dion Lewis also out for the season with ACL tear.

  40. CHawk Talker Eric says:

    Hey V12 WMU OT Willie Beavers starting to get some mentions on twitter as 1 to watch.

    • Volume12 says:

      About time. I was beginning to wonder if I was missing something with him.

      One of my favorite OT’s in this class. Can play RT easily, possible LT candidate, could play eirher G spot, and probably even C. I have a feeling he’s gonna to be a riser come draft season, and suspect he’ll e very high on Seattle’s board.

      Tremendous talent who stoned/handled Joey Bosa and Adolphus Washington with relative ease this year.

  41. CHawk Talker Eric says:

    Any thoughts on Gamecock RT Brandon Shell, 6’5″ 330lbs?

    Great nephew of HOF Art Shell.

    • Volume12 says:

      Not yet. I’ve been meaning to study him, but haven’t gotten around to it. He’s said to be a fantastic athlete and some think he’s one of the better RT’s this year.

  42. Hawkspur says:

    I went to my first college game this weekend in Eugene to see the Ducks mash Cal.

    Vernon Adams was loads of fun to watch and Oregon has 3-4 really good running backs. Freeman looked great and Tony Brooks-James also looked really exciting.WRs Addison and Nelson had nice plays and after a concerning start the D did a good job of slowing Goff, Benwere and Lasco.

    The Cal special teams had a couple of blocked punts but the D were outmatched. If it weren’t for a couple of endzone interceptions (I have no idea why the Ducks were throwing at all in this game; they were running where they wanted at will!) Oregon would have won by 50.

    777 yards total offense with 485 on the ground!

    I thought the atmosphere was good but not quite as loud as I was hoping for. Trying to drum up atmosphere artificially kind of annoys me, and they did that loads, even more than most US sports games I’ve been to. Stick to the brass band if you need anything! They were sweet; leave the annoying DJ at home! At times the DJ even started playing over the band. I was surprised/disappointed by how sober most people seemed. A college game on a Saturday night should be carnage (or at least a little more jolly)! I really enjoyed them wheeling out faculty staff for a round of applause during time outs and liked seeing them recognise the other, less popular teams, on the athletics program and give them a chance to get a well-deserved cheer from 60000.

    • CHawk Talker Eric says:

      Nice description.

      • nichansen01 says:

        i find it strange to be dispointed in the lack of alchohol consumption…

        • Hawkspur says:

          A large part of paying to go to sports games for me is experiencing being in a crowd. I always feel like a crowd is louder and funnier after a couple of beers. I don’t have any time for people drinking themselves to a stupor or getting violent (which i’ve rarely seen in my sportswatching experiences in NZ, the UK and Australia, or Oakland for that matter) but so long as people can handle their booze I’ve never found that it detracts from the situation. I always enjoy a bit of chanting or banter, be it supportive or humorous (although not racist or outright offensive, as I’ve heard from time to time) but a lot of the comments from the crowd on Saturday were the same tired old complaints about the refereeing, which get pretty dull pretty quick, imo.

          Just my opinion and not one i expect everyone to agree with; I can see where alcohol consumption could be a negative. I’ve just never really found that to be the case personally, even when I was a kid. The funnest crowds always seem to have at least a few funny, rowdy, almost inevitably drunk sections.

  43. nichansen01 says:


    I heard someone mention silver siliga. His current girlfriend is in my extended family and currently lives in the northwest and he visits the Seattle area a lot, signing with Seattle could be appealing to him for next season.

    I went to the Utah Huskies game last Saturday. Really a frustrating game because of poor refereeing and bad, bad turnovers from the huskies. The positives were that browning has shown a lot of improvement over the season. Miles Gaskin is very fast and elusive, I can see him having a future in the NFL. Went to odea high school. Davontea Booker is a beast, but Travis Willson didn’t look bad either. Utahs dts stood out to me as well. Bookers style is “wear the defense out and trample them in the fourth”.

    As always, go hawks!