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Washington State Football Season Preview

Mike Leach needed 4 years to finally put his stamp on his Washington State team and to start producing results similar to those he had in Texas. He had to endure a long wait before his work started to bring the desired results, but last season’s haul of 9 victories certainly felt well for Wazzu fans starved of reasons to be happy. It probably felt like when a gambling enthusiast is being given a list of all the possible Australian mobile casino bonuses at and is told that he can use them as many times as he wants.


That was the first time in 12 years that Cougars fans had the opportunity to see their team record that many wins in a season. And it wasn’t like they won against the doormats of the division. They recorded wins against UCLA, Arizona and Oregon amongst others, and all of them came on the road.

So if Washington State fans expect big things next season it is because their team has given them full reason to feel like that. And the only way that the Cougars can fulfill those lofty expectations is if they repeat the same level of performances from last season.

One of the players who can turn those expectations into a reality is Luke Falk. The young quarterback has the potential to become a leading NFL star and will probably have his name in the record books of Washington State sooner than people expect him to.


Last year he performed magnificently and similar things are expected from him this season as well. His performances will surely be made more noticeable with the improved line-up of receivers and it shouldn’t come as a surprise if he becomes the first name on the lists of scouts recruiting for the NFL.

This passing game has always been the trademark of teams coached by Leach. However, another thing which gives Cougars fans increased hope is how Alex Grinch has organized the defense and drilled them to achieve the feat of less than 30 points per game for the first time in almost a decade. He used the natural strength of Washington State’s defence and turned them into a unit which is almost impossible to penetrate.

One thing that might hinder Cougars’ chances is the fact that some of their squad members have problems with discipline, and their off the pitch way of life has provided the team with some unnecessary distractions such as this house party brawl which broke out last week.

However, when all things are considered it seems like the Cougars have finally conjured a team capable of reaching higher ground. They have a top notch gunslinger in Luke Falk, an underestimated defence and a top quality coach in Leach, which when combined should be enough for an assault on the Pacific 12’s top positions.

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