WSU’s best teams have traditionally been loaded with experience, and the 2017 squad has a lot of it — while not full of seniors, the Cougs return 16 of 22 starters. WSU’s best teams also have traditionally had a veteran, superior quarterback, and Luke Falk fits that bill. It helps that last season’s North Division champ is probably coming back to the field, at least a little bit.
A conference championship certainly isn’t the expectation. But expectations have (rightly) been raised, and it’s so much fun to now be able to think about the possibilities.