Wednesday, June 10, 2009

On and On and On it goes....


Where it all stops? Nobody knows.

As Nuss at Cougcenter asks, "WHEN IS THIS CRAP GOING TO END"?

If you haven't heard, two WSU safeties were arrested for theft and burglary charges on Tuesday. Included in the story has the two safeties, LeAndre Daniels and Tyree Toomer, spotted taking bikes from an apartment. A subsequent investigation revealed more details, as always, per Cougfan:

A hacksaw, reported stolen from a nearby home construction site, also was located at their residence, according to the report.


BRILLIANT.

Now, I've been a Wulff supporter since he was hired over a year ago. I know I've preached that he will turn this thing around, and to give him time to weed out the bad guys and bring in the good guys. And there ARE GOOD GUYS in this program. But Daniels and Toomer? They aren't even "Doba leftovers" we can conveniently shove under the bus. Both were signed in Paul Wulff's first class.

Sigh. I don't know about you, but it's getting really, really old. Boys will be boys, but wouldn't it be nice to stay out of the news right now? ENOUGH already.


23 comments:

Selahcoug said...

Man, why can't we have some good news regarding the football team. This rebuilding thing is looking to be longer and longer all the time. The negative publicity is only going to make recruiting that much harder. Wulff needs to dump the unity council, it apparently isn't working. He needs to just boot some guys off the team and tell them enough is enough.

Lucas said...

Meanwhile the Dawgs are headline news on College Football Live and every sports site known to man for signing Montana. Hopefully he is as good as Jack Elway down at ASU!

Chris '04 said...

Enough is enough, Wulff needs to grow a sack and kick all 3 of these @ssholes off the team. Just be done with it. Unity Council be damned.

Shawn said...

Fo F*CKsake! If anything, ANYTHING, why can these kids stop messing up with the law? They don't pay for school, they're envied on campus by students, they starting career path has a 6-digit salary, but somehow they justify that petty-f'n-theft is worth throwing it all away.

This lovely WSU headline also happens to abreast the news that UW just landed Joe Montana's kid as a QB (http://washington.scout.com/a.z?s=147&p=2&c=871133&ssf=1&RequestedURL=http%3a%2f%2fwashington.scout.com%2f2%2f871133.html)
Yes, he's overhyped, a Starsleazeon PR stunt, and probably worthless, blah blah blah - but can we get some positive news for the 'ol Cougs?

Longball said...

I think jumping on Wulf for this is kinda ridiculous, sorry. Give the man a chance to respond for chrissakes. The reason we are sick of these stories is because under Doba this stuff was happening all the time without ANYTHING being done about it. On arrests its like 28-4 in favor of Doba, so I think we can all give CPW a little time before we even begin to make comparisons.

I do agree that the unity council is total BS. The coaches should be the ones dealing the punishment out to these guys. Not sure why the team even gets a say in these things.

Longball said...

This is hard to read now...

http://washingtonstate.scout.com/2/742292.html

Sedihawk said...

Hey Shane, not really blaming Wulff here. Just that the hub-bub when he took over was that the bad apples were leftovers from the prior regime, but these are the first of "his guys" to get in trouble. That's all. It's not his fault.

Like a lot of other fans, I am just frustrated out of the string of bad news that just keeps popping up. We want to win and we want to do it the right way, that's all. These stories suck the life and enthusiasm over something we want to feel good about.

And ditto on that Daniels story. The kid has overcome a lot to get where he is, and it would be awfully sad to see him piss it away like this.

Selahcoug said...

New item up on Cougfan today, says the story may be overblown a bit. Could be that Roscoe and Boss Hog are up to their old tricks in Pullman. Will be interesting to see what comes out about it. The damage has been done in the media however, they most likely wouldn't publish the real story. I think maybe someone needs to look into the Pullman P.D. and see what is going on here.

Football Videos said...

Meh ... what can I say.

Hooty McBoob said...

You guys want to talk about Ryan Leaf?

'03CouveCoug said...

Do we have to?

Portland Coug said...

On an unrelated story what did you blog fellas think of the Raul Ibanez uproar. Bloggers are in the news more and they are not going to disappear. You guys are decent at not spreading lies and wildly speculating for attention and that is why I read here a lot. I don't think you are "basement bloggers" or whatever they are calling them. I saw ESPN and was surprised at Rosenthaul trashing the blogger. I read the article and all it said was that Ibanez numbers are quite unusual for an age 37 guy. But it did not accuse Ibanez of anything. The irresponsible thing was the headline with alluded to roids. blogs can't just hide in the basements anymore though as every media outlet links to stuff everywhere including this site.

Sedihawk said...

Hey Portland, who the hell knows about Ibanez? After the last few years, how can anyone not be a little suspicious of anyone's numbers, even at Ibanez's advanced age? It's unfortunately where we are in baseball right now. All you hear is Ibanez is a great guy this, great guy that. But we've heard that about a lot of these guys. Raffy Palmeiro yells out at Congress and denies everything, yet fails a test for taking one of the most powerful steroids around? A-Rod, Manny, Sosa, McGwire, Bonds, Clemens, what can anyone say?

I hope he's clean, because he is one hell of a productive hitter. And maybe it's just something that saberheads can't explain? Sometimes hitters go from the AL to the NL, and they take off? Maybe he's just incredibly comfortable and happy in Philly, and surrounded by Chase Utley and Ryan Howard will do wonders for the kinds of pitches you might see compared to having Jose Lopez and Adrian Beltre in the lineup? It could be one thing, it could be everything all rolled into one.

I have heard that Ibanez is an absolute workout fiend. I was in Medina on a Sunday morning once for a family function and he was sprinting by the golf course, dripping in sweat. And this was during baseball season where they had a home game later that day.

In defense of the blogger, he did try to show through the numbers that this probably isn't a juice boost, and instead just a guy having a torrid first half. But you are right man, the headline with the steroids or PED's or whatever it was, that was wrong and awfully easy to jump to conclusions.

We aren't perfect around here. But we try to stay responsible and not slander anyone. We caught some heat a few times that I won't go into now, but the awareness of blogs grows every day. We just have to be careful about what we do, that's all. We joke about it all the time, but people DO actually read stuff like this!

kaddy said...

It is what it is.

Anonymous said...

Like five 50 point losses and the worst season in the history of the Pac 10 isnt enough reason to dump the guy.

Anonymous said...

2nd worst season in the history of the pac. There is one team that actually lost to us last year.

Small comfort, I know.

Soze said...

Anony... who do you want to bring it to replace CPW? Just wondering who you've got in mind as a replacement.

Anonymous said...

Wulff isn't the guy. Everyone wants to believe he is but he isn't. If he was the guy he would have kicked these guys out ASAP. But because he has no big time recruiting experience he is simply going to take whatever he can get regardless of what they do off the field. If I was a parent I wouldn't let my kid anywhere near this program.

You did get an incredible basketball hire.

WSU91 said...

Statements like "Wulff isn't the guy" are foolish because nobody knows one way or the other. How can we? Saying he has no recruiting experience because he will "take what he can get regardless of what happens off the field" sounds a lot like, oh, I don't know, almost every coach in major college football. JoePa has had lots of his players in trouble with the law, does anybody think Penn State can't recruit? Give me a break, go post your irrelevance on Husky blogs...

Soze said...

Anony, I'm trying to cater to your beliefs, and say he ISN'T the guy (which I don't agree with though)... who are you going to replace him with? I don't see a coach in the country that would come to Pullman right now and take over this program as it stands. Why not let Wulff see what he can do for a few years? Unless we score less than last year, and give up more... I am going to consider this season a success.

I honestly think the bigger issue was Doba (I've moved on so I'm not going to rag on him here), and its going to take ~5 years to dig us out of that hole to be competitive in the Pac-10.

Sedihawk said...

It is just a big fat "I" for incomplete on Wulff. You have to give him at least two more years, probably even three, before we really know what he can do. Last year couldn't have been uglier, but the reality is the cold, hard truth of what he was handed when he took the job in the first place. There might not have been a worse situation in the conference based on the kind of off-the-field stuff that was going on. Just go back and read the Seattle Times investigation, go look at the struggles the coaches had in getting the players to buy in. And compound all that off-field crap with all the injuries on it, and it was destined to be an all-time terrible year.

And not that it matters, but, given the finances of our program (and any program right now for that matter), even if they woke up one morning and decided to cut Wulff loose, how exactly can they afford it? And with the cost to make the current staff go away, who or what could they afford to bring back in their place? Unless some really awful stuff happens, you might want to get used to the idea that Wulff is the coach, and will remain so for some time.

Anonymous said...

So should Urban Meyer be fired? he has had 24 kids arrested in his tenure at FLA. 6 since november. Just win games and everyone can shut their piehole.

Soze said...

In my opinion, there wasn't a worse program in the nation when CPW took over.

And frankly, nothing much has changed since then. Its one of the worst programs in the nation overall, and even if we fired CPW (like some people want... people whom I think are idiots, by the way), who in God's name is going to replace him? Just once, I'd like for someone calling for CPW's head to name a logical replacement.

And no, Urban Meyer is winning national championships. He'll get a few passes before he gets fired.