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Blanchette: What If Price had Stayed?

When the old Pacific-10 Conference held its annual football media briefing and cocktail-a-thon in the summer of 1992, Mike Price (shown in AP file photo) wandered into the hospitality room, poured two glasses of wine, handed one to a Washington State beat reporter of that era and delivered the greatest conversation icebreaker in coach-and-writer history: “So,” he asked, “are they going to fire my ass?” Price’s Cougars teams had lost 19 of their last 26 games at that point. That he hadn’t been fired already says a lot about how the school has traditionally finessed its ante into the no-limit game of college football, and probably a little about how Price had already become part of the Wazzu furniture, too/John Blanchette, SR. More here.

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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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