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Easy Jaydub
Written by Eric Warddrip   
Monday, 12 April 2010 17:48
. "The Washington Schools in this millennium have been what the Oregon schools were in the 1980's: the next best thing to a bye." Let's not forget the 2001, 2002, and 2003 WSU teams that each finished in the top 10 in the country (something OSU has never done in 3 consecutive years), went to a Rose Bowl, and beat number 5 Texas in the Holiday Bowl. I don't like living in the past and there is no doubt that the last 2 years have been horrific for the Cougs. But a blanket statement like yours is patently false. On that note, I haven't read a single thing from anyone, including EC, that says OSU is our closest competition. All he said is,
"The failure of our closest competitors increases the likelihood of WSU's success…" in the context of any team in the region. I think he just chose to analyze what's going on at OSU because the Beavs are similar to WSU in terms of being a land grant school, in a small town, without huge financial resources like our in state rivals. No one is claiming that the Cougs are as good as the Beavs at this time, simply that there are some questions marks in Corvallis that could be beneficial to WSU. Nothing more, nothing less. If you read the article, there isn't much celebrating going on. It's just observation. You're beginning to sound like the Oregon fan that I presume we both dislike that has such an inflated view of their program that they feel like they should be in the National Championship conversation every year. You probably don't want to do that.

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