Even an empty glass is full of air. Even an empty glass holds the promise of holding cool refreshment, blessed oblivion, healing conversation or a soothing hour with a smooth, silky merlot. An empty glass can be a refuge, an escape, or a weapon of progressive self-destruction. Never underestimate anything you can hold, or has a hold on you.
The penalty phase of the Josh Huff story hasn't been announced, and may not be. Like a lot of things on a team dictated and controlled by a singular vision, we'll know when we know. We'll know when Rob Moseley and Aaron Fentress tell us, and when they ask the question they may or may not get a useful answer. It's part of the schtick. The walls around the program are the not only the price of success but part of the reason for it. It's a clarity of purpose and a fierceness that sets it apart. Things are different at Oregon than they've ever been. We can be nostalgic for the old days and open practices, but the results are a whole new era of excellence. Often Chip Kelly's bulldog intensity and clipped answers are a code for one thing: "you want to win? This is how we do it. My way. No explanations. Limited access. We'll let you know. Or maybe we won't."