Current look: 54 votes
Gesser - Kegel - Derting era: 48 votes
Bledsoe - Leaf - Palouse Posse: 38 votes
2006 Alternates: 16 votes
Walden Era: 7 votes
Erickson Era: 6 votes
I guess I was surprised that the Gesser - Kegel - Derting era's did so well? Maybe it has something to do with the players inside the uni's rather than the aesthetic appeal?? After all it was the most successful time in the program's modern history, so, there is some appeal.
There is a new poll now up. It's a simple, quick, what-is-your-expectation-for-2008 deal. I know we are all previewed-out this time of year, but, feel free to vote and chime in with comments. We'll go over the best comments of the week every Friday this season, so have at it.
Moving on, sir Grippi has a story on the confusion facing Okie State, particularly what video to watch. Do you focus on EWU's offense from prior years? Do you want tape on Brandon Gibson, Dwight Tardy, Devin Frischnecht? As Mike Gundy said:
"We don’t have any idea what they’re going to do," said Gundy during Monday's Big 12 coaches' conference call.That has to be a good thing....isn't it?? Maybe a chance to jump on them early, get the crowd overflowing Qwest Field with Wulff Excitement?? We have an advantage here, in terms of prepping for the opponent anyway. There is plenty of OSU tape to watch, as there is quite a body of work to look at from 2007. We won't full-blown preview OSU until later this week, but from our spring "fish wrap" look at them, we know they bring a lot to the table offensively.
Meanwhile, Howie Stalwick has a reaction to the first-ever game week depth chart released yesterday. But this little nugget surfaced on Andy Roof:
Whitman County prosecutor Denis Cook now says he expects to announce late next week whether he will prosecute WSU senior Andy Roof, a reserve defensive tackle. Two weeks ago, Cook said the announcement would be made last Monday. Roof claimed self-defense after being arrested by Pullman police for his role in an on-campus brawl last spring.So Roof WILL be on the field this Saturday, at least in a backup role, that much we do know. It is too bad it has taken this long to get to this point on whether or not Roof will be prosecuted, but let's hope for the best, no matter what the outcome.
There is some player news out of Stillwater. Projected starting slot WR Damian Davis, a 6-5 true sophomore expected to be a possible break-out player in the receiving corps, has been suspended. Davis will miss just one game, but it will be this Saturday. He was arrested for being underage in a bar, possessing a fake ID.....and trying to pass said fake ID to a cop! Ouch. With Davis not making the trip, OSU will look to redshirt frosh Josh Cooper and JC transfer Bo Bowling.
Finally, some videos to tide you over. First, some Old School Coug video for your enjoyment, featuring Tim Stallworth. Someone named "Oremor08" on Youtube has dug out some classic WSU clips. Here's just a few, but there are more if you look to the Coug Video section to the right. Good stuff.
Youtube Coug video maker "KapoleiCoug" has come up with another 2007 highlight video. Good work, as usual:
And to give him his due, something to "look forward to" this Saturday. OSU phenom QB Zac Robinson. I don't want to hype him up too much, but, you have to look at reality. How many first-time starters can come in the second game of the season and rack up so many yards of total offense!?!? 2800+ yards passing, nearly 850 yards rushing. Of course, it IS a highlight tape, and you only see his best plays. Nobody is perfect. But there might not be a better dual threat we'll see this season, and yes, I'm including Jake Locker in the conversation.
ENJOY YOUR TUESDAY, and as always, GO COUGS!