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Mead Grad Vows To Kick Cougars

Washington State University football coaches, for all their talk about reducing penalties, will undoubtedly make an exception for clipping.

Gentlemen, start your scissors. The bulletin boards await.

This week’s fodder comes courtesy of Boise State kicker Todd Belcastro, who has vowed to exact some rather dramatic revenge on WSU coach Mike Price for not recruiting him out of Mead High School in 1995.

“I hate the Cougars, I really do,” Belcastro told Boise’s Idaho Statesman newspaper. “I’m going to wear my University of Washington hat on the sideline Saturday and after we win, I’m going to sign a football, put the score on it and hand it to Price.”

That would make for a memorable scene, to say the least, assuming the 5-foot-11, 189-pound Belcastro can get to the WSU sideline without being, uh, redirected. Even Price seemed amused by the concept.

“OK,” Price said, when informed of Belcastro’s diatribe earlier in the week.

After an extended pause, Price smiled and added, “I don’t remember that conversation. Is he talking about this Price or Aaron Price? Aaron Price is the kicking coach. Must have been him.”

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