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A study in Stanford

Since we’re all seeing more Zoom than we’d like

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Good morning, Coug fans! In the tune of 2020, it’s understandable if you’re feeling some whiplash from the past few days. On the one hand, WSU’s own CJ Elleby got tapped to Portland- which, understandably, I am beyond thrilled about. But we’ve suffered some COVID-19 related set backs, and some former Cougs are still (or newly) injured.

With the game against Stanford approaching, and basketball coming up, I hope everyone is staying inside and watching Cougar sports!

Speaking of Stanford...

Last season I outlined some Stanford starters and what their major is. It was fun! This season, however, I’d like to take you through how I assume (key word is assume) the players are handling Zoom University at a school far more challenging than mine.

Simi Fehoko is a Junior wide receiver who majors in Communication. This is interesting, as the communication between him and the end zone is very fractured. I wonder if there’s a class in that. I assume Mr. Fehoko is probably through the hardest of his classes, but if I recall my own junior year, the slump is real.

Michael Wilson is another wide receiver who is majoring in Management Science and Engineering. After a quick google search, the key components to this major are:

  1. Depth in conceptual and analytical foundations
  2. Comprehensive coverage of functional areas of application
  3. Interaction with other Stanford departments, Silicon Valley industry, and organizations throughout the world.

I could see how this applies to football- however I’m not seeing too much depth in conceptual and analytical foundations in Wilson’s 95 yards total against Colorado. I however cannot speculate how this major is handling Zoom University, as my own laptop is beginning to have a panic attack at the mere googling of what the classes consist of.

(If you’re reading this Dad, I’m kidding. My laptop is fine.)

Stanford’s touchdowns have largely come from running back Austin Jones, who has yet to declare a major. I assume he’s taking the route of exploring lots of classes, and since his longest rush is a 17 yarder, this tells me he’s just looking for the quick way out. Sophomore year was not incredibly challenging for me, but again I go to glorified clown school, literally.

Davis Mills did not play against Oregon, but he did play against Colorado. A senior Science, Tech and Society major, I assume he’s probably at the fun classes by now. He’s got a 55.4% completion rate, which as any senior knows, if you’re currently pulling a 55%, assuming the final is worth 20% of the grade, you’re going to need at least a 130% if you want to pass the class. Or, in Mills case, pass the ball.

This was fun, I hope you enjoyed too. I’m not sure what tomorrow is going to look like, but as always- stay safe and hydrated, and Go Cougs!

Links

Sliced, seasoned and served: Spokane's Lucas Bacon makes an unlikely rise up the food chart at Washington State | SWX Right Now - Sports for Spokane, CdA, Tri-Cities, WA
Every year, there are tens of thousands of undergraduate students who attend Washington State University without the financial relief of a full-ride football scholarship.

Washington State men: Veteran leadership, exceptional recruiting class mean high ceiling for Cougars | SWX Right Now - Sports for Spokane, CdA, Tri-Cities, WA
The offseason came with mixed results for Kyle Smith.

REPORT: WSU's de Laura out for Saturday's game after positive COVID test - KXLY

WSU football mailbag: Discussing the present and future for shelved running back Max Borghi | The Seattle Times
Will Max Borghi return to the field to the season? And could he return next year? Theo Lawson answers that and more in this week's WSU football mailbag.

Klay Thompson Injury Update – 11/19/20 | Golden State Warriors
Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson suffered a torn right Achilles tendon, an MRI confirmed today in Los Angeles. Thompson suffered the injury yesterday in a workout in Southern California. He is expected to miss the 2020-21 season.

Portland Trail Blazers take Washington State's CJ Elleby with 46th pick | KATU
Portland has a new CJ. The Trail Blazers selected forward CJ Elleby out of Washington State with the 46th pick in the NBA draft Wednesday night. Elleby, the first Cougar drafted since Klay Thompson in 2011, averaged 18. 4 points and 7. 8 rebounds as a sophomore last season. RELATED | Trail Blazers return this December without fans in the Moda Center.