Monday, August 10, 2009

New PAC-10 Helmet Schedule Available; Ivory Out

Just a quick post on a couple of things tonight. First, the new helmet schedule is making the rounds for '09. However it's in spreadsheet format, and not everyone can see it like that. So, we found the creator of the project - SimonOnSports - and discovered he had actual pictures of each conference's schedule. So we went with the PAC-10 version. Here it is, in full RETRO glory.



Click on it, and do the old right click/save as, and you have your own copy in JPG format. Note - SimonOnSports originally did not have the SMU game available on his PAC-10 graphic, so we added it in for WSU's schedule. Anyway, enjoy.

Also note that on the sidebar, there is now a link directly to this PAC-10 helmet schedule.

One more quick thing. Earlier today there was a rumor going around that running back Chris Ivory has left the football team. Grippi's post-practice recap today specified that Ivory was notably absent, but couldn't get confirmation at the time of what was going on. Now, we know. Both Grippi and Cougfan are reporting that Ivory has been dismissed from the team for a violation of team rules. Grippi confirming the news with SID Bill Stevens of WSU.






It's pretty disappointing, but I guess it's not a huge surprise that he is no longer in the mix. With or without Ivory, the running back group was pretty crowded, so this will thin things out a bit. Likely we'll see a combo of Dwight Tardy, James Montgomery and Logwone Mitz, with perhaps Marcus Richmond or Chantz Staden. That is, if Staden doesn't redshirt, something alluded to from Grippi's practice report.

But it's disappointing in the whole Texas-Doba-Leon Burtnett recruiting thing that had people so excited several years ago. Now Ivory wasn't part of the first Texas recruiting breakthrough in 2005, of Demaundray Woolridge, Greg Trent, Jason Stripling and James Bradley. Ivory actually was part of the class of '06, but still in that Texas pipeline that we thought so much of back in the day. Now we did see Chima Nwachukwu show up in '07, and he's been starting since day one. But after all the hubbub, now it appears that only Trent will have made the biggest "dent" in all this. Stripling is still around, trying to overcome a bad shoulder one more time, but Woolridge, Bradley and now Ivory are gone.

Oh well. It is what it....is. That's it for tonight. GO COUGS!

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

I had a few classes with Ivory last year and let's just say I'm not surprised in the least bit he got booted from the team...

Lucas said...

I don't believe Bradley ever even made it too Pullman. Oh, and remember that linebacker from LA, Lamar Brumfield? I believe he is starting at Ole Miss, after transferring from a Cali Juco. Read about that in Bruce Feldman's Meatmarket.

Sellas said...

3 back I wanted to see do great things and "issues" got in their way. Jermain Greene, Demaudry Woolridge and now Ivory. Those 3 had so much talent.....~sigh~

Chris '04 said...

Ivory was on thin ice after last season. I'm honestly surprised to see that he lasted this long. He was a pretty hard runner, sucks to see him leave. But on the other hand, glad to see another bad influence get weeded out of the program.

Anonymous said...

Stop the presses. I can't believe such a huge error was made. I demand a retraction immediately. That Eastern helmet hasn't been used since 1995. I'm sure you'll have hundreds similar messages calling for the firing of your editor.

Travis Lee said...

Anonymous must not have gotten an A in reading comprehension. Notice it says RETRO, in caps even.

'03CouveCoug said...

This is once again why I’m buying what Wulff is selling. Wulff has said on numerous occasions that we need a renewed commitment to recruiting hard in Washington, the NW and California. Not only are those places where our “brand” will be recognized, it also makes it MUCH easier for the coaching staff to do thorough research on the players they’re recruiting. The further away from home that we recruit, the harder it will be to pin down what the player/student is really like.

I think that this is one of the reasons that our Texas kids for the most part have washed out. We didn’t know enough about them before we brought them aboard. Add to that the likely homesickness of a kid that is a long way from what he’s familiar with and the pressures of being on your own, and it was obviously a recipe for disaster.

I wish Ivory well, and hope that he was on track to graduate. However, I also hope that our Texas “pipeline” is for the most part a thing of the past.

Stiffmiester said...

Guess who is #10 on the bottom ten at ESPN? That's right the Fuskies. Nice to know not everyone has drank the Sark Koolade. Guess who isn't on there? Right again, WSU.

Lucas said...

Stiff, that has been my Facebook status since I saw it about 7:45 this morning! And boy those Husky Honks are making a fuss about it!

Anonymous said...

Grammatically speaking the phrase should be "not everyone has drunk the Sark Koolade". Ah, the death of the past participle and future tenses in our glorious language! (Adverbs too!)

One more note: Avoiding the Bottom 10 is a big feat, since by rule you can't be in it if you won your last game. We lost to Hawaii and still avoided it. Yea Cougs!