Way to go Big Dobes! As if the projected loss of six schollies wasn’t enough, you had to up the ante to eight! Tremendous. Absolutely tremendous.
You know, in a few years, when we all look back on the veritable reign of terror that Doba and company exacted on our football program, it will ALMOST be funny. Think about it, when Doba finished his first year, we had one of the best academic reputations in the conference. At the end of the same year, we also had just finished in the TOP 10 in the country THREE STINKING YEARS IN A ROW! Think about it Cougar Nation. I mean, I don't know about you all, but I still have wet drool on me face from our Sweet Sixteen run in Hoops. So, if and when you all choose to re-live that Cou-gorgasm in the coming months, sit back and really let it sink in that we were a TOP TEN team three years in a row in major college football! I mean, what an accomplishment for any program, let alone ours! And to be able to tear that whole apparatus down in four short years? Is there any wonder why only two staffers were retained? Talk about a team effort… sheesh.
Speaking of Team, I’ve been somewhat bemused lately after hearing seemingly countless expert predictions on CRAP-10 basketball next year with nary a mention of our Killer Kitties:
Hello? Last time I checked, returning a veteran, moxy laden point guard and a 6ft 10 Behemoth isn’t exactly a recipe for failure. And if anyone out there has any doubt about the potential impact of Baynes next year needs to consider this:
Nation: remember that my man Big Country took his oafy-ass frame and took OSU straight to the Final Four back in the day.
Now, grant you, I’m not sayin’ that Baynes is going to take us to the promised land, but even my man Dwayne Schintzius led the Gators to the Dance in his hay day. So, if Baynes could just add the mullet to the red beard, we may have a legit shot at the Elite Eight next year…
Don’t know how many of you drive around town thinking about Kyle Weaver, but I sure do. How good would that guy look in a Lakers uniform doing his best Ron Harper impression in the triangle offense? Can you say “ball pressure?” I sure could until I noticed that the Lakers don’t have a first round pick. I look for
Have any of you been paying attention to my man CP3? Never in my wildest dreams would I have thought that it was possible to mate John Stockton with Magic Johnson, but I guess that’s why we have a man called God. When you watch the game on Thursday, pay attention to how Paul routinely gets to whatever spot he wants to on the floor. That is the reason why the Hornets will win the series in 5. Its also the reason why recruiting a super fast point guard is priority #1 now for T-Bone and company. UCLA is a ball-pressure team and when you have a PG that can get to his spots, that whole scheme breaks down. Granted, we’ll never get a CP3, but if we could land a true penetrator that could break down ball pressure, we’ll win the conference.
Finally, the Big Apple starts mini-camp this week. I can't wait for the headlines. Go get em #17 (please take that number, B.A., please!), we're rooting for you here at the cougar blog!! Too bad you couldn't take that brillo-pad-3.98-head of yours, B.A., and tutor your fricking teammates while at WSU.
Maybe then we would've lost only seven...
Until next time...