People’s Liberation Army Invade Spokane Football in the “Red Dawn” Remake

In only the most tenuous of relations to Northwest high school football, we must note the upcoming remake of Red Dawn, set to open in November 2010.  Of course, we don’t remember the original 1984 version for the title as much for the title as for the “Wolverines!” battle cry, and some dude having to fill ...

Eastern Oregon WR Dies Following Injury During Spring Game

Very sad news from Sports Illustrated that EOU wide receiver died Sunday morning following a head injury suffered during Saturday’s spring game. A football player from Missoula, Mont., has died of a head injury suffered during Eastern Oregon’s spring football game, school officials said. Dylan Steigers, 21, took a blow to the head late in ...

Huskies Press Conference — Jake Locker Is A Beast

Quickly turned on the streaming version of this week’s Husky press conference. I’d heard from Ferndale folks that Jake looked pretty good this summer, but I’d say that is huge understatement.  #10 looks simultaneously trim and absolutely yoked.

A Brief Where-Are-They-Now of Each Heisman Trophy Winner

The site LostLettermen.com has published a complete but brief list of each Heisman Trophy winner and what they are up to now, or least what they were doing before they passed away.  A few highlights: 1949: Leon Hart (Notre Dame) – Worked in car manufacturing in Michigan, died in 2002 (age 73) 1958: Pete Dawkins ...

Pacific U Restarts Football Program–What Say You WWU?

Western looks more and more to be on the wrong end of the college football trend.  Pacific University, in Forest Grove, OR, is restarting its program, moribund since 1991.  The administration’s reason?  Boosting enrollment. Pacific hires Buckley as football coach for 2010 – College Football – Rivals.com FOREST GROVE, Ore. (AP)—Former UC Davis assistant Keith ...

A-11, We Hardly Knew Ye

The A-11 offense, which used a wrinkle in high school rules permitting all 11 players to wear eligible when the offense is in a punt formation, has been declared illegal by National Federation of State High School Associations.  From Dr. Saturday: The goal of the A-11 is maximum unpredictability, achieved by putting 11 players wearing eligible receiving numbers ...

More on the Death WWU Football from CNN

CNN has a story available on the cancelation of Vikings Football.  As CNN goes, it’s actually pretty good. Embedded video from CNN Video  Some nuggets from the story: 27 Programs have added back football since 1990, 8 have canceled it. WWU had a graduation rate of 88%

Western Washintgon U. Axes Football Program

We learn this afternoon that Western Washington University has axed its football program.  Below is from an email sent to some Viking alumni from Paul Madison, WWU Sports Information director. Subject:  Important News from WWU Athletics Dear WWU Football Alumnus, Director of Athletics Lynda Goodrich has asked that I contact you to share some sad ...

Every Old is New Again—The Single Wing, Miami Dolphins and LaCenter

Sports Illustrated’s Dec. 1 issue had a story on the resurgent single-wing offense at all levels of football. The version that the Miami Dolphins have run some this season is called the Wildcat.  And it is here the story has a local connection. At Springdale, Malzahn called the formation Heavy. He was hired as offensive coordinator at ...

Bethel's Coach Authors Book on Premier Football Programs

Via Seattle Times Prep Blog: Bethel football coach Gavin Kralik is also an author, and in a new book, he has taken a look at 12 of the most dominant football dynasties in the country, and what makes them so successful. There are no Washington teams in the book, though there is a picture of ...