It’s pretty cool what we Washington State Cougars fans have gotten to experience the last few years: 26 wins, three bowl games, consecutive legitimate opportunities to win the Pac-12 North Division.
Whether 2018 can live up to the new standard set by the program is very much a large question mark, as there’s a lot working against the Cougs. WSU has lost a bevy of starters on both sides of the ball, there were the losses behind the scenes, and of course the very public death of Tyler Hilinski.
Over the years, WSU’s best teams have been ones that are loaded with experience. Conversely, teams in Pullman as inexperienced as this one have struggled to reach the break-even mark.
However: Would you bet against Mike Leach? All he does is take his teams to bowl games — 14 of them in 16 seasons.
Can WSU do something it never has done before — reach a fourth consecutive bowl?