Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 9/4/13
Heads up high, gentlemen And I am dead serious about that. While the Washington State Cougars dropped a close one, on the road, against a team that no one gave them a chance against, the Cougars showed me, and a lot of other people, something I have not seen from Washington State football teams in a very, very long time: Heart. This is the first time I think we have truly seen what Mike Leach brings to the table as a coach in the Palouse. This Cougar team came out ready to play in Auburn Saturday with a chip on their shoulders the size of Haystack rock.  They stood in the center of the ring like a middle weight fighting a heavy weight and went toe-to-toe and blow-for-blow with a far superior team. I was looking for several things in camp to improve and the Cougars certainly improved on them big time in their first game of the season. Cougar QB Connor Halliday definitely made a couple of throws that lacked the proper judgment but overall he played pretty well, throwing for 344 yards....
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