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The return of Mullet Mania

On a college football Sunday.

Oregon v Washington State Photo by William Mancebo/Getty Images

Good morning, Coug fans! In the theme of 2020, it’s been quite the strange week or two for our Washington State Cougars. In terms of game content, I’ve never seen football and basketball overlap this aggressively but it sure has been interesting.

In a further strange shift of events, we are about to experience a College Football Sunday- it’s still CFS with a twist.

It’s also expected that this week will usher in the return of Mullet Mania, a phrase I would like to coin and take credit for immediately. Nick Rolovich did say he expects the crimson mullet himself Jayden de Laura to return against USC.

USC will start Kedon Slovis- he’s bringing a 70.7% completion for passing and an intimidating one rushing yard, which is an improvement from last year, a whopping -57 yards. Trojan fans appear to be concerned about other teams having a stronger ability to turn back over the ball, so assuming our defense can apply that kind of pressure, I’m sure we’re going to see a good game of football.

de Laura is trailing Slovis in passing yards by about 44% (de Laura’s rapidly increasing 548 yards compared to 970 from Slovis) but de Laura has had less time on the field. I’m guessing we’ll see a change in those numbers, especially after recovering from Covid.

While the two QBs bring different things to the table, both are around the same height and weight. and both are comparatively young- Slovis is a sophomore. I’m very much looking forward to this game.

I hope everyone is continuing to have a safe and healthy holiday season!


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