The Road Has Been A Friend
September 7, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Southern California Trojans wide receiver Marqise Lee (9) is brought down by the Washington State Cougars defense during the second half at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports
Camaraderie is an interesting thing in the world of sports. Every great team has great chemistry, but special teams have great camaraderie. For Northwest fans, the term “We all we got, we all we need” should be pretty well known because that’s the Seahawks’ players motto.
It may seem silly but it’s actually one of the most important aspect of sports (and war) to embrace. It’s just a fancy way of saying “I trust you, you trust me, everybody do your job and we’ll be alright”.
The Ducks, for example, have great camaraderie, they have for some time. When things go bad, they call on each other, and everyone can deliver.
The Cougs, on the other hand, are a team in the learning stages of what camaraderie is and can be for a football team, we saw this in a big way against OSU. One thing is for sure though, they have known the feeling on the road, especially at USC and again at Cal. Unlike previous seasons, the Cougs will likely embrace this challenge of Autzen before they become scared of it, because their best feeling of camaraderie has happened when they didn’t have anyone but themselves and their few loyal followers to play for, on the road.