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UW’s season bears a resemblence to WSU’s


Reading Jerry Brewer's column in today's Times, it struck me how it could have been written about the Cougars as well. Read it and tell me if you don't think there aren't parallels in the two programs right now. Just click on the Comment line below.

In case you didn't know, UW has an NCAA-leader on the team. It's punter Sean Douglas, who, after setting a school record with an 82-yard punt vs. Oklahoma, leads the NCAA with a 52.1 average.

The Huskies victory total this year may just depend on how their seconday plays.

There's another story on Fresno State running back Dwayne Wright, this one in the Everett Herald. The only thing I remember about Wright is how he was headed to WSU but couldn't get in, so ended up going to a JC instead. The Cougar coaches knew then he would be exceptional.

Bob Condotta of the Times talked with Wright and will have a story tomorrow, but he put a sneak preview of it on his blog today, along with some good stuff about FSU coach Pat Hill.

Hate to point out mistakes, but Don Ruiz, in his blog post listing his Pac-10 power rankings, has WSU 2-0 and ranked sixth. Of course the Cougs are 1-1 and should be ranked behind Arizona, soon to be Pac-10 champions. UPDATE: The post has been fixed.

Ted Miller of the P-I sees this Saturday's UO vs. OU game in Eugene as a key one for the entire Pac-10. Though the conference is meeting Big 12 foes in four games (including Baylor vs. WSU), the Oregon game is important to show how deep the Pac-10 is this season.

If you don't want to venture to Seattle on Saturday, or drive to Cheney or Moscow, maybe there will be enough college football on TV to keep you busy. At least this USA Today story makes it seem that way. There will be seven games that day matching two teams that are both ranked. Me? Even though I'm headed to Seattle for the Coug game, I already have my DVR set for the Oregon-Oklahoma game early and for the SC-Nebraska game later on. I'm going to have plenty of football to watch Sunday morning.

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