#56 Washington State Cougars: College Football 77 in 77

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After slogging along for awhile, there is excitement again for college football in Pullman, Washington. The splash hire of hard-nosed, hard core coach Mike Leach has the Washington State Cougars faithful fired up big time.

Under Leach, they will improve this year, and they will score. Something they just didn’t do very well last season. The question is how much, and will it enough to make that big a difference in the Pac-12 standings? They have sizzle, but will they have steak?

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Jimmer, Steve Young Star in Funny BYU Cougars Video

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The video that follows after the jump includes an all-star team of BYU legends: Steve Young, Jimmer Fredette, Lavell Edwards etc talking about being a real cougar; becoming a real cougar. On one level the video is cutesy innocent funny- in the way they utilized the CGI cougar.

But another, more sexually depraved level this video is very funny. Because if you search for the word “cougar” these days, in any search medium, the first few entries you’ll find are related to the cougar of Demi Moore variety.

Or low-rent wannabe versions of Demi Moore.

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#34 BYU Cougars: College Football 77 in 77

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If I could paraphrase Destiny’s Child circa 2001, “all the programs who INDEPENDENT, throw your hands up at me. All the A.D.s making money throw your hands up at me.” Or perhaps you recall Bill Pullman’s very rousing “Today, is our independence day!” speech from the 1996 blockbuster film.

That’s the spirit in Provo, Utah right now. They got a sweetheart TV deal from ESPN, and centralized their broadcasting rights back to the LDS Church. And that’s exactly why they could leave the MWC to go independent in the first place- their worldwide Mormon audience is a built-in fan base. (Mendenhall has said so himself) Exactly like Notre Dame and the Catholics.

Their independent schedule is pretty tough in the early going, whoops I almost said “non-conference” there. But they finished strong last year and have lots to build on. [Read more…]

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