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HCA: Wilner not bullish on 2018 Cougars

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Cougars are predicted to be in the lower third of the conference

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The godfather of Pac-12 media, San Jose Mercury scribe Jon Wilner,came out with his annual pre-season predictions and does not seem too high on the Crimson and Gray. Wilner picks the Cougars to come in 5th in the North Division. He only has Oregon State behind them. Here is what he had to say about the Cougars chances.

The roster attrition and staff changes would be problematic for programs with far greater resources and depth than the Cougars. If they finish in the top three, Mike Leach is COY.

He also says that Washington, Oregon and Stanford will be “markedly” better that the Cougars with Cal in the middle. He projects a title game of UW and USC.

As we in the Cougar Nation know the team never seema to fare well in pre-season predictions and generally over achieves. Personally I don’t think the gap is that huge and I would be surprised if WSU finished behind Cal. What do you guys think?

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