Hey there Cougs! A few interesting articles yesterday, talking about the inference by Bill Moos that WSU football might not be better record-wise in 2013, due to the schedule and the lack of talent up front. Do you buy it? I think it’s a ruse for the most part to keep the pressure off of Leach and Co., but it’s worth talking about so I’ll bring it up this afternoon. Anyway, on to the links.
“I’ll take the blame for getting the feverish pitch of our fan base. We needed that,” Moos said. “We had tremendous apathy and it worked. Largest donor base we’ve ever had, most money we’ve ever raised. … The guy is a great football coach, he’s not the Wizard of Oz. ”
(Share Clip)There will be plenty of storylines, sure, when Washington State coach Mike Leach kicks off his second season with a road trip to the SEC to face Auburn in Gus Malzahn‘s first game as the Tigers’ head coach.
Cougs come up short in Portland – WSU Athletics
Each team scored twice in the first inning. For the Cougars, Collin Slaybaugh was hit by a pitch with one out and came home on a double by Adam Nelubowich. With two outs, Nelubowich moved to third on a wild pitch and Jason Monda and Brett Jacobs were each hit by a pitch. A Portland (17-28) error on a ground ball off the bat of P.J. Jonesallowed the second a run to score. The Pilots tied the game on Jeff Melby’s two-run home run.