Many of us want Pat Cowan to be the starter the rest of the season, but I hadn't actually seen a player say it publicly until I read this:"Yes, Pat should be the starter," said senior wide receiver Brandon Breazell, who became one of the Pac-10's premier playmakers seemingly overnight. "He's earned the job. He played with so much energy (Saturday) and he did everything the coaches asked of him. He should be in there."
The author of the article, Adam de Jong of the Daily Bruin, also keeps Saturday's win in perspective.Beating the likes of Cal at home means nothing if the Bruins can't beat their next two opponents, the eminently inferior Washington State and Arizona, on the road. The Bruins need to be 7-2 (6-0 Pac-10) heading into their game against No. 7 Arizona State, otherwise this last win is just a mirage.
What made the Bruins' win on Saturday so annoying is that it didn't look like they caught lightning in a bottle by playing a good team at the right time. It wasn't a fluke. The Bruins can compete with the upper echelon of the Pac-10, but they also find a way of playing down to their competition. And a team is ultimately measured by how they play in the games they should win, not the games they can win.
It's good to see someone keep the win over Cal in perspective compared to the big picture. Also, if you forgot, it was de Jong who wrote the critical piece about the handling of Osaar Rasshan last week.