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Monday Evening Quarterback

Ghost sighting: I was cheered up a little bit tonight by the sight of Jerome Harrison breaking a big gain on a reverse for the Browns, in their Monday night win over the Giants.

Jerome had 2 carries for 41 yards. Maybe he should get the ball a little more, eh Cleveland?

He also had 2 catches for 26 yards. I think combined his offensive production was close to that of the Cougars against Oregon State.

Lobbestael is out for the year. Sorry, I led with the good news, and followed up with the bad. From the always reliable Ted Miller:

From the "are you kidding me" file, beleaguered Washington State, bedeviled by injuries, has lost its No. 3 quarterback for the season.

Freshman Marshall Lobbestael, initially reported to have suffered a MCL tear against Oregon State that would sideline him for two to four weeks, actually tore his ACL and MCL and will be out approximately nine months, according to a release from the school.

So he'll miss spring practices and much of summer workouts.

And me, from yesterday, when it looked like a sprain:

Of course, with the way our offensive line is playing, be glad it wasn't a MCL or ACL tear.

Shoot. Me. Now.

If Lopina is ready to go Saturday, is it even safe to throw him out there?

Cougar soccer tied #5 USC yesterday. The odds of a Cougar football 0-0 tie versus USC? 1 in 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000. I think that number's close to the national debt.

Never fear, though, basketball is one the way, with this jaw-dropping reminder from Vince Grippi:

In fact, with sophomore Fabian Boeke having lost his first year to NCAA sanction, there are 10 Cougars who have yet to play a minute of college basketball.

Yep. That's a roster where two-thirds of the team hasn't played a second. Scary? Actually, I don't think so. With Taylor Rochestie, Aron Baynes, Daven Harmeling and Caleb Forrest holding down the senior end, we're in good hands for what should only be tagged as a "reloading" year.

It's a strange year for WSU as both the women's and men's teams are forced to rely heavily on newcomers. It's the adjustment of those new kids that will decide whether either team is tournament bound. Either way, it's hard not to get amped about the future of Cougar basketball.

So as football season drives you into clinical depression, just take a second to remind yourself why it's great to be a Coug:

Where Coast To Coast Happens (via bharmon1975)