Hopefully I'm not the only one confused as to why he was able to get a Pac-10 coach (hint: rhymes with Mike Belotti) whose team plays at least 7 games a year in the Pacific Northwest to utter the following:
"Back East you have regions with wind and rain, so offenses played things a little closer to the vest. Out here, the weather is not an issue, so the offenses can be more open. There are some leagues where you can just play defense and special teams and win, but the Pac-10 isn't one of them. It's not that there is a lack of defense, it's just that the quality of the offenses is just so good." (Emphasis mine.)Having lived in Seattle (a city but a few hours' drive north of U of O) for four years, having owned Washington Huskies football season tickets for two of them, and thus by extension having gotten a decent idea of the general weather patterns of the Pacific Northwest, I hereby take the opportunity to declare that I CALL BULLSHIT ON MIKE BELOTTI.
/end of rant