Given the way in which it was said, and especially with Jenkins right next to him, I think it more indicates that he didn't go to the well to try and get the win, than that he deliberately held back to let Jenkins win. I think, initially, he though that he had to cover Cambell, who'd slightly got the drop on them, kicking from behind. That possibly made him kick a little early.
quote]Jonathan Gault wrote:
Excuse me, poor reporting?
He said he let him take it. Interpret that how you want. But I reported exactly what he said.[/quote]
and this ^^^^^^^^^^^
In terms of Ches letting Jenkins win, I think I'll take a line from Bill Clinton and say, "It depends of your definition of "let" is."
Ches was going hard as hell. That mile was hard on him. He honestly probably was beat in my opinion but instead of killing himself, he sees it's Jenkins and says, 'You can have it.'
It's clear though in watching it there was no pre-race "Let's go 1-2 together."
In terms of Gault, the dude has a masters in journalism. The Oregon fanboys get mad that we are hyping up the Jenkins-Cheserek result?
You're kidding right. It's fascinating. The world talked abou deflated footballs for 2+ weeks.