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BH Diaries: Its a Comin’

June 25, 2009

Brinkhater Diaries Vol 2 (1)

Greetings, Cougar Nation. Hope you all are having a great week.

So, here we are, about one week away from July 1st–one of my favorite days of the year! The reason?

First, July 1st is Uncle Sedihawk’s birthday, and that always means a good party is just around the corner!

The second: July 1 is usually the start of’s coverage of WSU Football’s infamous summer work outs. Want a few teasers of what’s to come?

“We’ve never had more guys here working as hard all summer long as this year.”

“In the past, we’d lift weights at 6:00am , but THIS YEAR, I mean every guy on the team is in there lifting weights at 6:00am.”

“People can say what they want, but we think that a bowl game, even the Rose Bowl, is a real possibility for this team if we all stay together.”

“Coug offense is really hitting stride in its daily 7 on 7 skelly drills.”

How can anyone hold back on premium stuff like that? I mean, sign me up now!!…
So, in the last eight weeks of off-season “dead time,” the Cougar football team has been able to make headlines once again for “alleged” off-field troubles. And per usual, the Wulfman has done a great job in making sure that the whole world understands just what an incredible misunderstanding all of that stuff really was. (Cough! Cough!)

Nation, Instead of getting used to seeing this visage of Coach Paul this season:

I think we should all probably get used to this one:

Nation, this is a really, really crucial year for this program. With a very, very good recruiting class coming in this fall, as well as some promising prospects in tow, Coach Paul WILL turn this program around provided that he/we can eek out 4 paltry wins this year. If we can do that, we will be positioned nicely to have another great recruiting class, compete for a bowl game next year, AND have the type of depth that will make us candidates to become Oregon State north in the years to come

But to get to that 4 wins, Coach Paul is going to have to allow a certain amount of Bandit activity in the program this year. Because, if he takes the hard-line, we’re looking at 2-10 all over again–which will threaten his job security, create a ton of empty seats, and kill recruiting. So, how Coach Paul balances that fine line between discipline and a need to win more games NOW will be one of the top three plots to watch as the rest of the summer and the start of fall camp (e.g. summer grades) unfolds…
HEEEELLLLLLLLLLLOOOOO, Mr. Theodore Miller!!!!!!

So great to see you remembering our little wager from last year–which to all who don’t know ended in a “push” because we failed to finish either 7th or 10th in the wonderful Pac-10.

With that in mind, I am thinking that we do a double or nothing this year!

What that “double” is needs to be decided, by you, Mr. Miller. But on this side, I am thinking that our upside is 8th.

So, if we finish 8th, you give us a “double interview” (kind of like a double album!), and if we finish 10th, I’ll fly down to Arizona, wash your car, shine your shoes, and live in your living room (e.g. we’ll figure it out).

My reasons for this early optimism are simple:

(1) The season hasn’t started.
(2) Washington is going to finish 10th again. They still can’t play any D, and unlike us, they have no running game. So, after Locker gets knocked out again by week 6 or 7, they’ll be cemented in the cellar once again. So, it really is going to be between us and UCLA for that 9th spot. And, with the Bruins and Sun Devils at home, I think I may like our chances for 2-3 conference wins and that coveted 8th spot in the Pac-10!

So, you name the Double, Mr. Miller, and I’ll bring the trouble.

And to everyone else: Have a great week!