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Some key recruits to watch for tomorrow
Written by EC Rules   
Tuesday, 02 February 2010 20:24

Should be a fun day tomorrow as the LOI's will start rolling in to Pullman first thing in the morning.

Here are some of the key names to keep an eye on as the day unfolds and make sure you read on for a surprise name that hasn't been mentioned anywhere before to my knowledge:

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The first half is over
Written by OpenToClose   
Saturday, 30 January 2010 15:33

That UW loss closes out the first half of the conference season. Should we be happy with 4-5? I would say the answer is yes. The first half was undoubtedly tougher than the second half will be for WSU. The Cougars got the LA, Arizona and Seattle road trips out of the way which is huge.

 

Here are a couple things to look for over the next 9 games:

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Update on WSU recruiting storylines
Written by EC Rules   
Thursday, 28 January 2010 10:23

We've chronicled the four big story lines in this final week of recruiting. Here is an update on each as we head to the weekend. I'm sure stress levels are running high in the WSU football offices. Some key players are there for the taking if we can close strong. Priority number one has to be Asante Cleveland but it looks like it's out of the hands of the staff at this point. Let's hope the players are hitting him on text and facebook. He's a key to this class.

Hit the read more button for the latest!

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Critical week for WSU in recruiting
Written by EC Rules   
Tuesday, 26 January 2010 21:55

It's crunch time in recruiting and the WSU staff needs to close strong. This week will be the difference between a really good class and a stellar one. A couple of players look to be wavering a bit and a couple look to be new opportunities.

Hit the read more button for the four key things to watch for:

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The Husky Stadium Bailout in 2010
Written by EC Rules   
Saturday, 23 January 2010 16:35

It's back External link. Yay for us. We get to listen to doggie athletic department employees and alumni try to convince King County residents that it's actually a good idea to publicly fund two football stadiums that are six miles apart. Wouldn't it be nice to be SO arrogant and removed from reality that you actually think it makes sense to have taxpayers spend $150 million dollars on a second football stadium next to a football stadium that is considered among the best in the world and just seven years old?

 

Here's the current budget deficit for our state:

Washington State - Short 2.6 billion dollars External linkfor 2010 and 2011. Yes, that's 2.6 BILLION dollars.

King County- Short more than 100 million External linkfor 2010-2011.

Check out this quote: "Within two years King County will no longer be able to meet its mandates to keep King County residents healthy and safe," states a report from King County budget staff

City of Seattle- Short $70 million External linkin 2009 and short $40 million in 2011

It's astounding that a second city football stadium is even part of the conversation in 2010….and yet it is. A bill has been referred to the House Finance Committee and it's being sponsored by Rep. Dave Quall External link. It's interesting to note that he represents parts of Skagit and Whatcom counties. If you are in this area (which includes Mt. Vernon) you should immediately call his office and let him know that you oppose any use of taxes to fund a second football stadium publicly. He's been in office since 1992 so it's not likely that he'll care what you have to say but it's worth a try. The hyperlink on his name has his office number in Mt. Vernon and Olympia.

 

The doggie strategy is clear this year and it's twofold:

1) Position the bill as a way to create jobs.

2) Get the funding conversation kicked over to King County legislators. It will be much easier to twist the arm of King County Councilpersons than State Representatives.

Just like we did last year, I've written a rude Q&A that shows just how foolish this effort is on the part of UW. They should be embarrassed and ashamed but it's painfully clear that they have no shame.

 

Hit the read more link for the UW argument and the logical response:

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