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HOT COUGAR ACTION: Reid Forrest Heisman Campaign Gains Traction With ... Reid Forrest!

Sometimes, we CougCenter writers are a bit taken aback by the reach of our little website. I mean, the stats we look at behind the scenes tell us that lots of people visit the site, but it's still sometimes a little jarring when I meet a total stranger who is like, "You write for CougCenter? I totally know who you guys are! love that site!" It's just weird.

Anyway, I don't know if Craig (as the author of the posts we're about to talk about) had one of those moments this morning, but I sure did.

Apparently, Reid Forrest has heard of our modest campaign to help him win college football's most prestigious award. And Mr. Forrest is pleased.

Via The Daily Evergreen: launched a "Reid Forrest for Heisman" campaign on Aug. 26, leading to a small cult following for the punter.

"It was mentioned to me like two weeks ago, so I checked it out," Forrest said. "I mean it’s pretty cool. I think it’s awesome that people are doing that, and they’re rallying around me. As a punter, you’ll take all the press you can get."

If I am certain of anything, it's that "Reid Forrest for Heisman" campaign manager Craig Powers is busy plotting his next move in the never ending quest to get the nation to understand the awesomeness of our punter.

One more thing before the links. Over on SB Nation Seattle, Brian took a few minutes to use Paul Wulff's handling of C.J. Mizell as another example of how he's trying to build the program the right way.

Despite Cougars' Losses, Paul Wulff's Process Is Sound - SB Nation Seattle
After a stretch of two non-competitive years of football at Washington State, Paul Wulff is on the hot seat. The process he' s using to rebuild the program, however, should be commended.

We'd love it if you'd visit the site, read the story, and leave your thoughts.

On to the links!

WSU News

Time helps heal Jason McEndoo - - Sept. 9, 2010
"This whole week has just brought back a flood of memories, good games, good times and bad times," said McEndoo, an four-year letter-winning offensive lineman who starred for WSU during its memorable Rose Bowl run in 1997, who is a Montana State assistant. "I remember how many times I’ve come through that tunnel, always in crimson and gray. "Now, to be on the other side. I can’t even tell you where the opposing locker room is. I’ve never seen it and I’ve never been in it, so it will be the first time for that."

Old ties will be renewed at WSU on Saturday - SportsLink - - Sept. 9, 2010
I asked Wulff if there were any changes to the two-deep, and he said the ones having to do with the injuries. But I was really wondering about the offensive line and he said that hasn’t been decided yet. "We’re still working through a few of the offensive line issues," he said.

WSU rolls on toward home opener - SportsLink - - Sept. 9, 2010
One last note. On Wednesday, freshman quarterback Connor Halliday was lights out running the scout team against the defense, teaming with Blair Bomber and Bennett Bontemps for big gains. Halliday showed off his quick release, overpowering arm strength and dart-like accuracy throughout the day. He wasn’t as sharp Thursday. But when he’s ready to play, the potential is limitless.

The Montana State Puzzle - WSU Football Blog
An interesting take on just what a loss to Montana State would signify. Thought provoking.

Cougs on a Friday - WSU Football Blog
Go ahead and laugh out loud, but the video game dork stuff we did last week? Pretty accurate if you want to know the truth. We simmed three games last week, and the old XBox 360 was a perfect 3-0 in predicting the outcomes. ... This week? We went ahead and simmed most of the Pac-10 games, but because they don't have the FCS teams readily available we'll skip over the Arizona schools playing the Citadel and Portland State. But we did find Montana State available as a downloadable team off of EA's Teambuilder site, so we grabbed them and matched them up with the Cougs.

Catching up with Mike Kramer - The Bozeman Daily Chronicle: Sports
When his former team comes to play his current employer on Saturday, Mike Kramer will not be on the sidelines. He won't be making a concerted effort to shake the hands of his former coaches and players. The history certainly isn't ancient. And all things considered, he doesn't want to be a distraction.

Pullman's First Down Friday's Begins This Week - WASHINGTON STATE OFFICIAL ATHLETIC SITE
Washington State University Athletics will be hosting a First Down Friday celebration this Friday in downtown Pullman.

Ganzer's 30 Kills Leads Volleyball to Sweep over EWU - WASHINGTON STATE OFFICIAL ATHLETIC SITE
Junior Meagan Ganzer had her second consecutive 30-kills match to lead the Washington State Cougars volleyball team (4-3) to a 25-20, 25-23, 28-26 win over Eastern Washington (1-6), at the Nike Cougar Challenge tournament Thursday night before 639 fans at Bohler Gym.

Cougar Soccer Travels to Gonzaga Tournament - WASHINGTON STATE OFFICIAL ATHLETIC SITE
Washington State faces is back in the Evergreen State for the first time since the opening weekend of the season...Cougars plays at the Gonzaga Tournament in Spokane...face Denver, Friday at 1 p.m. and Colorado, Sunday at 10 a.m.

Pac-10 News

Pac-10 football: Picks of the Week | College Hotline
The spotlight is on the first conference game of the year, Stanford at UCLA, and it’s hard not to like the Cardinal given UCLA’s injury situation and turnstile run defense.