So … you are looking through an abandoned barn on the Palouse and back in the corner is on old ’53 Studebaker covered with dust and grime.
You tow it home, clean it up and give it a new paint job, repair the interior and add expensive wheels and tires … but it is still a ’53 Studebaker.
Meanwhile, WSU finds an unemployed coach with a controversial career and gives him a million dollars. They refurbish their football facility for many millions more – let’s hope not paid for by our tax money – and buy the latest fashionable uniforms, also very expensive and probably made in China, but they are still the Cougars.
Colorado 35, WSU 34.