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Thursday, October 22, 2020  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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One thing for Dennis, he brings out the passion


The dog is taking Kim for a walk – if you have a Lab you know what I mean – so I've got a couple of minutes to catch up on the Cougs and Vandals, in football and basketball. And maybe Eastern.

Of course the big news is Dennis Erickson (shown getting on a plane headed for Arizona; Spokesman-Review photo) turning into a snowbird and leaving for Arizona (he is around 60 for goodness sake, so why are we surprised?). We broke the definitive word last night, so here's our story by Jim Meehan and Glenn Kasses from this morning along with another link to John Blanchette's column.

From Arizona, here is a piece from the Arizona Republic (which mistakenly credits the Associated Press instead of the ol' S-R as the source) along with a Paola Boivin column. There is also a story in the East Valley Tribune.

I know you folks are interested in this, due to the number and passion of your comments. Most are in the "I-told-you-so" vein, so I'll dispense with any other commentary beyond what I posted last night. Read the comments, add your own.

Also, there's more on Jim's blog.

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