But a look at Wazzu last year reveals a team that hired a high profile coach who installed the Air-Raid, a player who left the team after having trouble adjusting to the new coaching staff, a team that played 17 freshmen on a regular basis, and struggled to a 3-9 record.
When Oski looks into this mirror, does he see the 2012 Cougars or the 2013 Cougars?
To start the season Washington State and Cal could not seem more different.
WSU is 3-2 with a 10-7 win against USC in Los Angeles, led by an experienced quarterback and a defense that on average is allowing about 20 points a game.
Football Notebook: New Coach for KU - WVU Athletics A new coach for KU this weekend in Morgantown.
Holgorsen's Take: Big 12 Coaches Teleconference - West Virginia (2-2, 0-1) will host Kansas (2-2, 0-1) this weekend and even though the Jayhawks fired head coach Charlie Weis, Dana Holgorsen isn't expecting to see anything different.
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As many of you know, the use of leeches in the medical sciences is a practice that goes back centuries.
Holgorsen: Kansas unlikely to retool scheme after Weis’ firing - WV Metro News Under interim head coach, the Jayhawks are 25-point underdogs as they prepare to visit West Virginia on Saturday.
Saturday's game in Berkeley will go a long way towards answering that question (the November 9th game against USC should answer it definitively).
Lets take a look at last weekend's WSU vs Stanfurd game (played in Seattle in a mostly empty stadium) to get a better idea of who the 2013 Cougars are.
Indeed, many cultures have discovered the virtues of leeches and that tradition continues today. This is still a pretty young unit who will not be starting a senior in 2014. That said, I don't expect that they'll win many more conference games than the four they won a year ago, but I do think that they'll beat OSU and that should be good enough to get them to fourth in the Pac 12 North... They were coming off a bowl game in Mike Leach's second season, they had a stud QB, and they felt that their young D was turning a corner.
If you happen to cut off your ear in hopes of earning the affection of a woman who you then discover is having an affair with your little brother, your doctor may well use leeches in reattaching it. And, just like the other, he is a phenomenon in Pullman. Yeah, I may have been a little too bullish on this one. It took all of 10 seconds and a Rutgers 78 yard TD pass in the first play of the first game to put the trajectory of WSU's season in jeopardy.