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How Many Games Should WSU Win in 2016?

Greetings, followers!  Hope your 2016 is off to a great start! As for me, well, things have been pretty busy since my last post–which was way back in December if you can believe it.  But my lack of writing hasn’t stopped me from thinking seemingly non-stop about the Cougs and what figures to be our most anticipated football season since 2006 (if not earlier)! In any case,...
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June 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Football Friday on a Saturday: Sun Bowl Edition

Happy New Year to you, Followers!  Hope you all are having a wonderful holiday season! In about an hour, your Washington State Cougars will take on the venerable and vulnerable Miami Hurricanes in the famous and picturesque Sun Bowl in El Paso, Texas. By now, you’ve all heard the hoopla about Miami’s skill and speed at the skill positions as well as the accuracy and acumen...
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December 26, 2015  |  Discuss

2016 Schedule Could Be Right On the Marks

Happy Holidays to you, Followers.  Hope you are doing great! Yesterday, the Pac-12 released the 2016 football schedule for your Washington State Cougars. And frankly, it’s the most compelling schedule we’ve had in a really, really long time. Let’s take a quick look at the schedule, with the so-called “dream scenario” I posted yesterday noted in the column on the right...
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December 16, 2015  |  Discuss

What is the ideal Pac-12 Schedule for 2016?

Hello Followers.  Hope you are doing great! In a few hours, the Pac-12 Conference will release the 2016 schedule for WSU Cougar Football.  And, as is customary on this here site, I thought I’d take  a few minutes and give you all what I think is our dream scenario for a conference schedule.  We’ll then compare my version to the real one tomorrow morning. Here we go…...
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December 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Football Friday on a Thursday on a Wednesday: Here Comes The Sun Edition…

Hello Followers.  Hope you are doing great! Well, today is the “day before the day before” and so it time to predict how this 2015 Apple Cup is going to play itself out. Yesterday, I provided a bit of insight into the enigma that is 2015 University of Washington Football Team.  In that same post, I also highlighted the improvement of our defense as a reason to feel pretty...
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November 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Inside the Numbers: Pre Apple Cup Edition

ZOIKS! The Cougars look good this year!   Hello Followers.  Hope your Apple Cup week is off to a great start! This Friday our Washington State Cougars will travel west of the mountains to take on the massive jigsaw puzzle that is the 2015 version of the University of Washington Huskies.  I refer to this Husky team as a “puzzle” because they’ve been a really hard group to...
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November 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Monday Notes: Fowler Cup Edition

WSU vs. Colorado = Fowler Cup Hello Followers.  Hope you are doing great! As for me, well, I couldn’t be more excited about our 23rd ranked Washington State Cougars.  Unfortunately, I also couldn’t be more busy this week, so let’s get straight to this week’s “Monday Notes” post, provided to you again in “bullet” form…. Things that I am the Most Excited About...
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November 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Football Friday on a Thursday: (Wise) Old Man Edition

That’s the Way I Rolls Hello Followers.  Hope you are doing great. On Saturday, our Washington State Cougars take on the venerable (and hopefully also vulnerable) UCLA Bruins in Los Angeles.  For the Bruins, winning this game would enable them to control their own destiny in the South title chase, while for Washington State a win here—coupled with a Stanford win over Oregon—would...
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November 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Monday Notes

How Sweet It Is… Hello Followers.  Hope you are doing great. As for me, well, I’m doing fantastic.  I mean, how could I be anything but great after yet another fantastic effort by our young Crimson Soldiers?!! And honestly, folks, I don’t think that I’ve been as proud of a performance as the one I saw on Saturday.  I mean, contrary to popular opinion, I happen to think...
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November 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Football Friday on a Thursday: Sign of the Times Edition

Happy Football Friday on a Thursday, Followers.  Hope you’re having a terrific week. On Saturday, our Washington State Cougars will take on the venerable Arizona State Sun Devils in front of what will be a sold-out Dad’s weekend crowd in Martin Stadium. At the start of the year, some national media pundits—including Kirk Herbstreit—considered ASU to be contender for the...
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November 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Did we win?

Hello Followers.  Hope you are doing great. As I noted yesterday on Twitter, yesterday started off with me feeling a bit down in the dumps.  I mean, not only did we get screwed on two critical plays in the game (Play A: Pick Six that got overturned without ANY conclusive proof that ball touched the ground; Play B:  McLennan’s UNBELIEVABLE strip and fumble recovery), but we...
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November 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Football Friday on a Thursday: It’s All On The Line

We’re going to take pictures and put them on the line. Hello Followers.  Hope you are having a fantastic week. As for me, well, I couldn’t be more excited.  I mean, with a win on Saturday, our Cougars will take over first place in the Pac-12 North and will be bowl eligible with four games left.  What’s more, with a win at home on national television against a top 10 team...
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October 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Shaking the Trees with Go Mighty Card

This week the WSU Football Blog conducted our near annual “Blogging with the Enemy” exchange with the great website Go Mighty Card.  You can check out the WSU Football Blog’s responses as provided by our own Longball at http://www.gomightycard.com/ later this afternoon. In the meantime, I had the fortune of sitting down with lead writer Hank Waddles at his palatial 12,000...
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October 29, 2015  |  Discuss

We Are Washington State!

Hello Cougar Nation. Tonight,  I wanted to share a few quick thoughts about College Gameday’s decision to not come to Pullman for this weekend’s game against Stanford… Mind you, like many of you, I was horribly disappointed by Lee Fitting’s decision to broadcast this weekend’s show from Philadelphia.  Like many of you, my first, second, third, and fourth reaction was...
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October 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Football Friday on a Thursday: ANU Beginning?

Just because…. Hello Followers.  Hope you’re having a fantastic week. Well, tonight marks the first real separation Saturday for the Pac-12.  By Sunday morning, we should all be able to identify the contenders, the upper division finishers, the “middling kids…” ..and, of course, those miserable bottom feeders.. And the group that our Cougars might fall into? Well,...
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October 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Measuring Stick Time: Part One

Hello Followers.  Hope you are doing great! A few weeks ago, I put myself “out there” a little bit by all-but guaranteeing a win against the Oregon Ducks.  And the reason for that bravado was simple:  I thought we posed a significant match-up problem for the Ducks. Of course, that same type of match-up problem was also evident in spades on Saturday—especially in the first...
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October 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Football Friday on a Thursday: Breaking the Dam

Hello Followers.  Hope you are doing great. On Saturday, our Cougies will take on Gary Anderson’s version of the Oregon State Beavers—a group that has some Pac-12 talent but overall is struggling to find itself.  A couple of days ago, I watched this video of Oregon State Defensive Coordinator Kalani Sitake where he talked about the struggles of his defense and personnel to...
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October 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Managing Expectations

  Hello Followers.  Hope you are still basking in the glow of Saturday’s awesome Cougar Victory over the Oregon Ducks. As with all days these days, my time is uber short.  So, I’m going to give you a few thoughts on the UO/WSU game as well as our upcoming tilt against Oregon State in bullet form.  So, let’s get to it. A Few Random Bullets The Alex Grinch hire is paying...
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October 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Football Friday on Thursday: Will the real WSU/Oregon/CAL please stand up?

Hello Followers.  Hope you are doing great! As for me, time is really, really short today.  So, I’m going to get straight to the “analysis” of our upcoming game against Oregon. First, as the title of the post suggests, this game represents the last of the big “sorting” contests for me.  I mean, if Oregon wins on Saturday and wins handily, we will know that (a) Oregon...
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October 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Great Expectations

Hello Followers.  Hope you are doing great. Yesterday, my good buddy Jeff Nusser at Cougcenter penned an absolutely fantastic article about the current state of Washington State Football (and his frustration with it).  At the heart of the piece was an important question for the Cougar faithful: What kind of football program do you want WSU to be? In response to this question,...
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October 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Football Friday on a Thursday Week 5

Happy Football Friday on a Thursday, Followers.  Hope you’re having a terrific week. As for me, well, things couldn’t be more busy. But outside of the fact that I have no time to writing anything about the Cougs, I wanted to take a few minutes to write down a few thoughts because, frankly, I am pretty darn excited about this week’s game against Sonny and Cher.. And the reason...
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October 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Washington State Begins Pac-12 Conference Play With Third Least Expensive Game Against Cal

Mike Leach and the Washington State air-raid offense got off to a rocky start this season, losing to Portland State at home in the season opener, but have reeled off back-to-back wins against Rutgers and Wyoming to be 2-1 heading into the Pac-12 regular season schedule. Luke Falk threw the ball 45 times last weekend for 303 yards, two touchdowns and an interception, en route to a...
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September 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Football Friday on Thursday, Week 3 of 2015

Happy Football Friday on Thursday Cougs, and we hope things are great with you and yours.  I don’t know about you, but I have to say that my week has been better compared to last week, when we were coming off a downer loss to PSU.  After all the hype and all that, well, that result had yours truly fading back into the shrubs, feeling pretty much done…. But sometimes the beauty...
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September 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Football Friday on Thursday, Week 2 of 2015

Not. Happy. Greetings Cougs, and a happy (?) Football Friday on Thursday to you and yours. So, I’m sure some of you will find yourself in the same place I’ve been since Saturday afternoon, and that it’s been kind of a rough week.  All that excitement and buildup, the positive hopes that the program was finally looking like it was going to take that big step we have all been...
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September 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Leach versus Willingham

Hello Followers.  Hope you’re having a great week. Well, today is Humpday. And while its taken me several days to get over last week’s loss, I’m now back to feeling optimistic about our chances this weekend.   And that means that I am also feeling a bit better about Mike Leach and his ability to help us turn this season around. But before we do that, I wanted to follow-up...
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September 09, 2015  |  Discuss
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