Friday, February 01, 2008
Yep, its that time, time to go ahead and jump off that god damn bridge into the deep abyss.
Like it or not, we are now a SOLID 3-3 in our last six games.
Like it or not, despite lofty expectations and equally lofty National Rankings, this team is in a mid-season funk and looks like it belongs somewhere in the middle of the PAC.
Which makes tomorrow's game as important as ANY game that has been played over the past two years. Win and you finish the 4-5 (home-away) split at a solid 6-3 with UCLA on Thursday. Lose and you're 5-4, about to be 5-5, and dare I say, possibly 5-6????
Its big, folks, REAL BIG.
But, before everyone goes all CWAZY with the sky is falling stuff, realize this:
THIS TEAM HAS NOT PLAYED MORE THAN 2 OR 3 GAMES WHERE MORE THAN 3 PLAYERS HAVE BROUGHT THEIR "A" GAMES.
And that's the truth.
So, when you think about it, the fact that this team is 17-3 having NOT put it all together is really a story.
The question is whether or not this is a group that will ever "put it together" (think 2006 Seahawks).
Tomorrow, Stanford comes in loosey goosey having already gained a split. We, on the other hand, figure to be tight as hell.
The first half and our ability to not dig a hole early is really, really key. THAT and Mr. Baynes must stay out of foul trouble. I like Robbie on the second twin and I like Weaver on Goods.
So, its going to come down to Baynes matching R. Lopez and Harmeling, Low, and Rochestie having good offensive games.
Stanford 61 WSU 54
How quickly things change.
Posted by The Coug-A-Sutra at 3:54 PM