All the hideous, Phil Knight-bought jerseys in the world can't save the Ducks from themselves.
Washington football needs all the help it can get. Thankfully, this offseason, the pigskin gods have bestowed many virtues upon the Huskies.
First, the very mansome Jake Locker decided to stay in Montlake rather than risk becoming the Kansas City Chiefs quarterback of the future. Then Pete Carroll, the Pac-10's Most Eligible Bachelor, decided to fly USC's coop before it got raided by the NCAA.
With Carroll leaving L.A. for Seattle, the presumptive favorite to lead the new-look Pac-10 would have been Oregon. That's technically bad news for the Huskies. Except that ever since their Rose Bowl loss, the Ducks have played Whack-A-Mole on their self-destruct button.
When someone very kindly reminded Holland that the whole world could read his rant, including Coach Chip Kelly, the senior offered this charming rejoinder on race-relations that could pass for a Carlos Mencia b-side:
Kelly fired back, kicking Holland off the team. Of course, this out-of-bounds behavior has, for some, been predictable considering the way Oregon's season started.
But who cares if a lack of institutional control is really behind Oregon's troubles. Or that these kinds of shenanigans happen at every national powerhouse. Go Huskies!