Monday, December 10, 2007

BROKEN NEWS: Wulff is the MAN!!

Just as reported (well, sort of) earlier today, the Wulfman cometh!!!!!!

Congrats to Coach Paul who has a great, but exciting challenge on his hands.

May we all remember the day that this great leader of men came into all of our lives!

Anyhow, what is NOT "broken news" was the reason why were late to the punch in breaking this story. And it comes down to two words:

VINCE "GET A" GRIPPI tried to rub out my source!!!!!!!!!!!!

(okay that's more than two words, but for us Cougars, that's usually extra credit!).

Yep, the head Major General of the Brinkhater Army was about ready to call the news into Headquarters (from the "Head" quarters) when Grippi barged into into the bathroom screaming, took away Cletis' cell phone, and chased my man and his buddy Phil right out into the frozen tundra of Pullman, W-A.

Want proof?

Here's the picture from Nick at the Spokesman:




God damnit, Cletis!

In any event, one thing is for sure:

I'm gonna get you, Grippy, if its the last thing I do!

I'm gonna get you!

8 comments:

kaddy said...

The right choice. Welcome Coach Wulff - now beat the huskies...again.

Jim said...

What a poor and disrespectful way to announce the new coach. Brinkhater your posts are getting worse and turning into convoluted irrational babble.

On top of that I think this is a terrible choice for our coach.

Price was right. Walden can go to hell. If Wulff goes above .500 over the next 5 years I'll get on my knees and kiss the "W"

Anonymous said...

I'm disappointed that we got a guy who wasn't recruiting D-IA athletes, especially when we only have 3 recruits. However, I'm excited that he is a Coug and that he will likely keep many of the good coaches on the staff (Yarno, Levy), but hopefully not our Special Teams guy.
Ptowncoug

Hooty McBoob said...

This is a solid hire for our program - even if he didn't have ties to the school. The fact is that Coach Wulff has been working minor miracles at EWU for the last 8 years. What he has done at EWU is at least on par with (and I would say is more impressive) than what Price did for the Cougs.

With his record, SOMEONE was bound to give him a shot. I'm glad we didn't let him slip away.

We posted ad nauseum this year about the lethargic approach or old staff had toward recruiting. This guys WANTS the job and has the fire we have been lacking.

P-Town, you have nothing to worry about. What matters most is that Coach Wulff has spent the past decade building relationships with in-state coaches. Now that he has a Pac 10 job instead of Big Sky, his conversations with those coaches will now include their best talent, as opposed to their second-tier.

Is there anyone in the Spokane area going on the CDA cruise on Wednesday? If so, be sure to say hi to Santa Butch...

Hooty McBoob said...

This is a solid hire for our program - even if he didn't have ties to the school. The fact is that Coach Wulff has been working minor miracles at EWU for the last 8 years. What he has done at EWU is at least on par with (and I would say is more impressive) than what Price did for the Cougs.

With his record, SOMEONE was bound to give him a shot. I'm glad we didn't let him slip away.

We posted ad nauseum this year about the lethargic approach or old staff had toward recruiting. This guys WANTS the job and has the fire we have been lacking.

P-Town, you have nothing to worry about. What matters most is that Coach Wulff has spent the past decade building relationships with in-state coaches. Now that he has a Pac 10 job instead of Big Sky, his conversations with those coaches will now include their best talent, as opposed to their second-tier.

Is there anyone in the Spokane area going on the CDA cruise on Wednesday? If so, be sure to say hi to Santa Butch...

AlsoaPTownCoug said...

How is a 53-40 in Division 1-AA considered "minor miracles?"

And what recruit in their right mind, from anywhere outside of Washington (face it, in 2008 you must recruit NATIONALLY as big national SEC, ACC, Big 10 programs steal some of our best talent) would want to go play for some inexperienced coach who comes from Eastern Washington University? This is a nightmare.

Sedihawk said...

53-40 isn't even doing justice to what he's accomplished with nothing. Throw out the BCS slaughters that give them a paycheck game, and he's more like 53-30 on equal footing. And if you think winning in Pullman is hard, well, compared to what Wulff has had to work with in Cheney? Do you realize the guy won coach of the year honors multiple times as the biggest have-not in his conference? Do you realize that he's had an offense that's led the nation twice, plus two second-place finishes in total offense? At CHENEY, where they play in front of 8,000 fans and have the smallest budget in the Big Sky? What's not to like here? He's not some hot-shot assistant with no proven track record as a head coach. The man IS a head coach, he hasn't been sitting the back seat or carrying someone's bags for the last 8 years. It's his show.

And come on - What recruit in their right mind would want to play for some inexperienced coach?? Are you serious?? You really think someone will have reservations just because Wulff at age 40 hasn't had his shot yet? Ptown, you need to do some homework and look back over the careers of guys like Erickson and Price and where they came from. Think about guys like Jim Tressel and where they came from. And really, kids don't just commit to a coach. If they did would UW have done so well given the shaky status of Willingham? There's so much more to it than that. I know you are passionate about this, and that's a good thing, but I think you claiming this is a nightmare is way, way off.

atlantacoug said...

It is only a bad choice if we lose, right? We have not been to a bowl game in 4 years. He is young, has energy, and of all candidates...he knows what he is getting into. This is an exciting day. I am not worried about his 1-AA resume. If he can recruit, we will be fine. Maybe the return of Mixon (sort of joking).