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Getting bowl-eligible not WSU’s main goal right now


Just below here is a post concerning the Cougars' possible bowl game and the game that would make you the happiest. Take a couple minutes and let us know where you would prefer the Cougars to go – if they get that one more win.

Glenn Kasses found, after talking with Cougar players this week, one more win – which whould get WSU six and bowl-eligible – isn't their goal right now. No, the Cougs want more.

They want to win their remaining four games. An admirable goal, and one they think they can reach.

Especially if their defensive front continues the assault on quarterbacks that has marked the early part of this season.

Glenn takes a look at the two best pass rushers in the Pac-10, UCLA's Justin Hickman and WSU's Mkristo Bruce. (The duo is also the subject of Craig Smith's story in the Times.) The defensive ends' teams will meet Saturday (4 p.m.; ABC) at the Rose Bowl.

But there are three other teams besides UCLA that want to make sure the Cougars don't get that fourth win, including next weekend's opponent Arizona, which has a bye this week. The Wildcats should face the Cougs with their best athlete, multi-talented quarterback Willie Tuitama, back on the field after a bad concussion.

There's more on Glenn's blog, including a link back to here for the bowl question (below).

The News Tribune's Todd Milles caught up with Cougar running back Derrell Hutsona. That's not an easy feat, seeing as Hutsona is averaging 6.6 yards a carry.

Ted Miller of the P-I had a profile of coach Bill Doba run today on

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