Happy Friday! I am excited to announce that today’s guest blogger is Greg Copeland. He is the co-anchor weekday mornings on Northwest Cable News and can also be seen on KING 5 News at Noon in Seattle. AND he is a COUG!
Have a great weekend and be sure to vote for WSU at ESPN College Game Day everyday. – Erik
In search of treasure… X marks the spot.
When you’re looking for riches you need the right Tuel. Barring any unforeseen injuries, Cap’n Leach has his first mate in number 10 (X). He’s the best bet to man the helm as the Cougars set sail due north looking to get out of Davy Jones’ proverbial locker. Tuel looked pretty good in his first salvo going 22 of 47, tossing four touchdowns in the annual Crimson and Gray game in Spokane this year. But he also threw a couple of pics, and that’s adding to the fodder that the defense is stepping up.
There seems to be a lot to get excitement about this season with tons of potential out of redshirt players… many of them ready to attack the rest of the Pac-12 Armada. Two guys to keep an eye on arrr linebackers Darryl Monroe out of Florida who was injured in the Idaho game last year and is probably champing at the bit to hit people this season. And then there’s Tana Pritchard out of Lakewood, who has a lot to live up to. His dad David played in the 1981 Holiday Bowl for the Cougs and you might have heard of his uncle… Jack Thompson. This guy knows how to win. He was the starting quarterback, starting linebacker and punter in high school, so he understands both sides of the field pretty well. It’s pretty clear the Cougs needed to beef up their defense after finishing last in league with just 17 sacks last year, 11th in passing defense efficiency and 10th in interceptions with just 8. The focus on D could make it a Long-Knight for opposing offenses. Both the DE’s arrr more experienced and ready to kick some booty.
Keeping other teams from racking up the score will no doubt help the offense find its groove. This team was 2nd in passing efficiency last year, but 10th in rushing, and allowed a league-worst 40 sacks. One can only hope it Goetz better, and I’m sure there are a few things on Forbes’ List to get Dunn. Pardon the puns, but not really. These arrr three big guys who have to help Galvinize the offense in to a running machine. You create a respectable run and Teul can stay on target, cannons blazin’, hopefully headed to a treasure trove of scoring as the Cougs and their Pirate Posse take aim at a winning record.
120 days till kickoff.