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September 11, 2007 at 2:23 PM

Crowd noise redux

I wasn’t among those who made much of what Boise State running back Ian Johnson said after the game Saturday about how the crowd noise at Husky Stadium wasn’t that big of a deal.
Here’s the story with Johnson’s comments (it’s near the bottom). To recap, he said he thought the noise wasn’t more than in Boise because he could still hear the QB and that overall “the crowd noise didn’t mean anything to us.”
I took that as Johnson in part trying not to make any exuses for his team’s play — he was pretty harsh on the Broncos — and standing up for his own school and just speaking out of frustration after a tough loss.
But UW coach Tyrone Willingham was asked about it today and said it was “kind of an affront to our fans” and that it’s something of a challenge to be even more involved this week.
Certainly, Willingham hopes the crowd will be as loud as possible, so he’s doing what he can to get everyone in the act.
UW officials continue to say that there are “a couple thousand” tickets left for the game, including many that are still part of season ticket packages. Those may be released later in the week for single-game purchase if not bought as a season ticket.

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