Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Washington State Cougars: First Look
Washington State returns 12 starters (7 offense, 5 defense) to a team that started (6-3) last year. The Cougars sputtered down the stretch, finishing (6-6) and missing out on the post-season. Wazzu did play well on the road last season, winning 36-10 at Stanford, 13-6 at Oregon State, and 37-15 at fucla, but they haven't fared too well on their last two trips to the Coliseum. In 2003, the Cougars came in ranked #6 in the polls only to be defeated 43-16, then were destroyed 55-13 in 2005. What enables to compete though, is their high scoring offense that relies heavily on Brink. They run a very effective, wide-open passing attack which helped rank their offense 25th overall last season. The defense, however, lost their defensive coordinator Robb Akey, who left to become the head coach at Idaho, and returns only 5 starters to a unit that ranked 81st last season. Tomorrow night we will have an in-depth look at Washington State's offense, followed by the defense on Thursday...
Fight On! Beat the Cougars!!