Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 1/8/13
Rome Wasn’t Built in a Day…or a Season With Mike Leach as the head coach of the Washington State Cougars, the general consensus for the starving Cougar fan base was a bowl game. Well, the team fell short, to say the least. The Cougars finished their season at 3-9. The wins were few and far between, but they did end the year on a high note with an Apple Cup victory over the bowl-bound Huskies. Now that the glory has finally died down from that final victory, we can recap on the disappointing season that was. Here are 5 things we learned from the Cougar football season. Mike Leach’s system might have been more complicated than some anticipated. They Were Not Ready After going 4-8—including a few defeats by a slim margin—under Paul Wulff, there was a belief that the team had a slew of talented players. Considering they had their backup, Marshall Lobbestael, as the starter for majority of the season, their record didn’t quite reflect their level of play. With these players under a prove...
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