From Spokane -- Hello there, Coug fans! You may have noticed that at the top of the page it doesn't say, "Christian Caple." That's because I am not, in fact, Christian Caple. I'm his replacement, the guy who will take over his beat covering WSU football, basketball, etc. His loss. I've taken a pit stop on the road to Pullman to immerse myself in one of life's great treasures: New Hire Paperwork. But that doesn't mean I don't have time to pass along the daily links from around the Pac-12, and introduce myself, I suppose.
Washington State fans and alumni work a little harder than most. When over half the seats in the stadium are filled with butts that had to travel four-plus hours to get to the game, you don’t need to question the size of their fanhood. Pullman’s isolation begets dedication, and that kind of devotion deserves equally enthusiastic media coverage.
It’s through no fault of the reader that we’re having a midseason transition in coverage right as the football season is starting to get juicy, and I’ll do my best to make the shift as seamless as possible. We’ll be bringing you all the same features in print and on the blog as we did before, and adding some fun new things as well.
This is a fresh start and we’re not locked into anything. It’s your blog and I want to know what will make it more enjoyable and informative for you. If you like videos and podcasts great, I’ve done plenty. Or are X’s & O’s breakdowns more your thing? We can do that, too. Unit grades? Position analysis? The world of WSU athletics is your oyster.
But we can handle all that later. Let’s get to those links
Stanford: Obviously, Stanford graded out well following the WSU game.