FanSided FanSpeak: How Bad Are the Cougars, Really? Pt 2

We are continuing our first topic in our new section called FanSided FanSpeak, taking fans’ comments and making you the center of attention. It’s always good to get objectivity and multiple opinions, and we’re bringing it to you. These posts will be mostly from blogs and web conversations, so they are raw, unadulterated opinions by you! It’s going to be subject to any topics of interest, so these will not always revolve around WSU athletics, but I think you will all find that a conversation could be fun, no matter what the topic of choice.

This is the second post by Gowazzucougs from a blog in an Online NCAA FOOTBALL 13 league that I’m in. We talk about real college football a lot in this blog and I thought this was insightful on what we’ve seen so far on the football field at Washington State. In the conversation he refers to Jayrah, and that’s me, just for reference purposes. It’s a little lengthy, so I’ve broken it up into 3 parts. Here’s his 2nd post:

Sep 14, 2012; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Washington State Cougars quarterback Connor Halliday (12) during warm-ups before a game against the UNLV Rebels at Sam Boyd Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-US PRESSWIRE

Do I really think Leach is trying to lose these games, not necessarily, but clearly someone has to wonder why the team is passing on third down late in games where they have the lead. EWU probably doesn’t get to our 30 yard line without the incomplete pass on third down, UNLV probably never had any real hope of scoring a touchdown at the end of the game, but it was the way those other drives in the fourth quarter ended that could cause someone concern. As for the Colorado game, I don’t know if running the ball would have affected the out come because the got to the Cougar 5 yard line with a minute to play and still had time outs left. However, how Colorado attacked those last five yards would have been different.

As for the culture change, this seriously needs to be addressed. Under Wulff the last two years the team would simply no showed for games, or did not play a complete game for sixty minutes in others. People want to blame Wulff for those types of mistakes, but there needs to be accountable on the players, and Leach is putting it on the players. They need to come ready to play, and to not slack off and maintain a mindset that one or two plays can change an entire game, as we saw this past weekend.

Honestly, there is not much difference between where we stand and Washington who going into the season I had as the fourth best team in the conference. It just comes down to preparation and execution.

We’ll be back tomorrow with my comments on the situation, in reply to gowazzucougs’ posts.

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