UW decided the give the players a day off from the media today, but we did get access to coach Tyrone Willingham and Oregon State coach Mike Riley.
Willingham seemed to think there was blame enough to go around, regarding that controversial final sequence of the USC game.
After watching tape he seemed certain that the preceding play should have been whistled to a halt with four to six seconds remaining. However, he agreed that two second should have been enough to get the final play off had his team been set and ready at the line.
And after watching tapes, Willingham had no complaint at all regarding that fake field goal that got the Trojans their first touchdown.
On Saturday, Willingham had questioned the officiating crew about whether there was an illegal substitution or an illegal formation. However, by Monday, the coach seemed willing to congratulate USC on a successful and legal play.
Riley, meanwhile, announced that he will stick with Matt Moore as his starting quarterback this week - news certain to disappoint some Beavers fans who booed Riley and Moore during OSU's 13-6 loss to Washington State on Saturday in Corvallis.
"Matt's our quarterback, and he'll start, and we'll just play it from there," Riley said in a pretty mild vote of confidence.
Finally, regarding injuries, Willingham said safeties Jason Wells and Dashon Goldson suffered concussions, and that Goldson's apparent leg problem at USC was simply a cramp.
He acknowledged quarterback Isaiah Stanback "was feeling the knocks and the bruises of a physical football game," but he didn't directly address reports that Stanback suffered a hip pointer. He said he had no firm word on the players' availability for Saturday.
However, he indicated linebacker E.J. Savannah might return from his thumb injury this week.