Greetings Cougar Nation...On the eve of a real who cares Football Friday (when our season is over, so is everyone else's), can you smell what the Cougar Athletic Department is cookin?
Yep, they're cookin' up Price Stew.
So, don't even spend your time thinking any more about it, barring HUGE changes in developments, just put this in the bank:
MIKE PRICE IS THE NEXT FOOTBALL COACH AT WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY
Just Bank on it.
The reason is simple:
Price has already been contacted and has NOT said that he is NOT interested following that conversation. In other words, he IS interested.
Moreover, after "talking" or "feeling out" Price, WSU has NOT said anything about taking him off of the list.
Furthermore, do you think that Sterk and Moos are idiots regarding the potential controversy surrounding MPs hiring? There HAS to be a process--otherwise this winds up being the whole shot-gun job that was done the last time.
So, this time they will "talk" to some other candidates before settling on the obvious: If you want to rebuilt this program, you do it with the guy that can go into living rooms and talk Rose Bowls and conference championships because HE HAS DONE IT WITH US TWICE!!!!!!! Moreover, as I said here earlier in the week: IF you want to name the last school other than USC to win the conference title you get none other than the Mike Price coached WSU Cougars..
And, like I've said to the nation before:
PRICE PUT US IN TWO ROSE BOWLS WITH THE POOP ISLAND YEARS IN THE MIDDLE.
Meaning, he rebuilt us for the 30 win over 3 season run after being in the basement of the conference following our first Rose Bowl. He's already "re-built" us twice!!! So don't think he can't or won't do it again.
And sure, we can all be mad about the Rose Bowl stuff, but the dude paid dearly for that 4 month period of insanity (where he briefly and allegedly met his 'Destiny').
And again, let's not be too harsh about his (in)ability to build a "power" at a Conference USA school with the HORRIBLE resources of UTEP which has NOTHING (including the Sun Bowl) other than an NCAA title when they were called something else.
So, sit back and enjoy the ride as we got through "the process."
And mark my words: IF its someone other than Price, I GUARANTEE it will be someone who is NOT on the current list.
My bet: we'll have a coach by 12/20.