Wednesday, February 06, 2008
Our own Hooty McBoob will be along at some point soon to recap the signing day event. Looking forward to the breakdown, and we'll take it a step further and highlight some of these prospects and who might get on the field next year.
Speaking of next year.....can someone please tell me what, exactly, old Dobes and staff were doing this fall? To think that Wulff pulled together what, 21 kids in 6 weeks? Remarkable. And as Brinkhater told me earlier today, it's not like every kid we got was headed for Central. Sure, we didn't rob the greatest school in the history of ever in UW, nor did we even do much against the likes of Oregon State or Stanford, but hey, given the circumstances, we did ok.
Again, please, someone tell me what Doba was doing. Why do I ask this question? Well, have you heard the latest?
Wulff was on Dennis Patchin's show today and it was NOT sounding good. To recap, we've got major depth issues that "surprised" Wulff that "a Pac-10 school could be so thin." He spoke especially of the defensive line position and the secondary. Did you know we have THREE cornerbacks on scholarship right now? THREE. Uh, yeah, that's really, really bad. We have one running back coming off a torn ACL in Tardy, who's barely eligible by the way. We have another running back in Ivory that IS a major, major grade risk right now, to the point that some claim it could be an upset if he's able to make grades this year.
Even worse, according to Patchin, WSU is now in danger of losing scholarships next year due to the APR rule, or Academic Progress Rate. If they fall below a specific number, then we will be penalized with loss of scholies. That's not a good thing for this program.
Then you have the off-the-field stuff, like Xavier Hicks and Ahmu, both projected starters, both still suspended from all team activities. SO HOW ABOUT THAT RECRUITING CLASS, EH??
Well, I hope Wulff can pull this program together, but I think we're only now starting to grasp the absolute rebuilding job that lies ahead. But Doba, dude, I know you had some tough things happen, but WTF?? As someone on Cougfan wrote today:
"the more that comes out about the Doba era, the more I dislike him. And many around here consider him a "great cougar"...get real he is our Gilberston; from his inability to judge talent, character, coaches, talking to the media, the supposed influence of message boards for poor recruiting, the recruiting mistakes in general, the inability to prepare for an opponent, just too many BS excuses, and now the possible loss of scholarships.
Just brutal, all the while he sits back and is going to collect 1.1 million from WSU.
Posted by Sean Hawkins at 7:01 PM