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HOT COUGAR ACTION: Wednesday Morning Links

It's not very often I hear something in an interview which forces me to stop, rewind and listen again. Logwone Mitz forced me to do just that. Mitz was a guest on the Podcast Tuesday and was asked about not being satisfied despite a dominant performance. That's when he dropped this gem, "I personally wanted to put up 85 or 90 points, because it was realistic."

When Logwone Mitz plays basketball with little kids, he rejects their layups, gives them a Dikembe finger wag and sends them back to their mothers crying. 

WSU Football

WSU moves forward with UNLV prep - SportsLink - - Sept. 6, 2011
Washington State is off the practice field on hot, sunny Tuesday in the Palouse, the first such day this season with senior Marshall Lobbestael as the man in charge of the offense. We have some notes about how it went, so read on.

Football Practice: Gameplanning for UNLV -
The Cougs hit the Rogers practice field for a two-hour workout in full pads Tuesday afternoon...the team ran through a lot of segments with their individual coaches which focused on the game planning for UNLV

Pac-12 coaches not surprised by expansion talk - - Sept. 6, 2011
PULLMAN – The Pac-12, we hardly knew ye. As the events of the past week have shown, the college sports landscape is about as anchored as a palm frond in a hurricane.

'Lobbestael time' as catchy as 'Tuel time'? - Pac-12 Blog - ESPN
When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. The difference between stumbling blocks and stepping stones is how you use them. The bravest sight in the world is to see a great man struggling against adversity.

Lobbestael back as starting QB for WSU -

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — There were periods when Washington State quarterback Marshall Lobbestael wondered if he would ever get meaningful playing time again.

WSU Notebook: Young UNLV next as Cougs eye 2-0 start " Kitsap Sun

Paul Wulff feels Bobby Hauck's pain. Of course, that doesn't mean Wulff is not eager to add to Hauck's suffering.

Pac-12 Conference News and Notes -

WASHINGTON STATE: The Cougars had a tough time collecting wins a year ago, but it may just be a season of change in Pullman. The Cougars erupted for 40 first-half points against Idaho State and finished with 64 points in a lopsided victory.

Pac-12 power rankings: Week 2 - Pac-12 Blog - ESPN

10. Washington State: The Cougars are out of the basement for the first time in the history of the power rankings, as far as I can recall. Too bad about quarterback Jeff Tuel's clavicle. Can the Cougs maintain enough for the next five to eight weeks he's going to be out? Can they get to 2-0 against UNLV?

 Why we can forget about the Jeff Tuel redshirt talk

Tuel and the medical redshirt misnomer - CougCenter
I have heard a number people talk about the possibility of Tuel redshirting the remainder part of the season. I am bit frustrated by this because many fans don't get the rule so I thought I might as well enlighten everyone so we can put this to bed.

The Pac-12 looking more and more like a one-year wonder

BCS football: Realignment update (Pac-12 CEOs don’t want to expand) | College Hotline
The Pac-12 presidents and chancellors do not want to expand. Their strong preference is for Texas A&M-to-the-SEC to implode and for the Big 12 to remain viable — essentially, they want the status quo for as long as they can get it.

Video: Pac-12 Mailbag - Pac-12 Blog - ESPN
What would a Pac-16 mean for the Northwest schools in the conference? 


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