Mike Leach Unplugged — on FishDuck.com

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The narrow loss to No. 2 Oregon wasn’t considered a statement game, according to Cougar head coach, Mike Leach, but “a step in the right direction today.” He went on to say, “I think we just need to focus on practicing and improving, but I thought we played extremely hard the entire game.” WSU dropped this well-fought battle by a score of …

A Fishy Examination of the History of Washington State University Football

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Hello Ducks! Our boys take to the road this week, opening Pac-12 play with a trip to the Papoose, or whatever they call the part of Eastern Washington that Washington State University reluctantly calls home. We have discussed Mike Leach’s unfortunate description of his players’ lady friends as fat little girlfriends while at Texas Tech. To be fair, beyond a failure of …

Mike Merrell’s Three-And-Out: Nick Aliotti Was Right

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I know. He was fined. It was not politically correct. It was even against the rules. But it was honest, and it was the truth. Just as Nick Aliotti intimated (well, spouted off, actually), during garbage time of last year’s Oregon/Washington State game Wazoo coach Mike Leach should have been working on his running game instead of scoring two passing …

Northwest Schools to Introduce New Fight Songs!

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Did you hear the news? Due to the flap over the Washington Redskins’ moniker and the onrush of political correctness everywhere, all major college programs are going to be assigned new fight songs. No longer will the U-Dub band be allowed to play “Tequila.”  Washington State won’t be able to play “Fight, Fight, Fight, for Washington State.”  OSU won’t be able …

College Football Nation: Shootout in the Desert and Cinderella Crushed

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  Bowl season is here and it already has had its fair share of excitement.  This is the time for conferences to boast how great they are compared to everyone else . . . ahem . . . SEC!  Maybe some of the other conferences will come to play and shut up the “SEC, SEC, SEC” chant at the end …

Top 5 Takeaways From Saturday for the Neo-Duck

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Craig Strobeck We’ll cut to the chase: 1.  Gary Campbell is a coaching superhero.  Forget all about Thor, Ironman or Tony Robbins, I want running backs coach Campbell as my life coach and mentor. Remember those early season complaints that Byron Marshall didn’t have the vision, patience or explosion to stay ahead of Thomas Tyner on the depth chart?  I predicted …

Notes From Around the College Football Nation: Season’s Over and the SEC is Still #1

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The season is over and we all can at least agree on one thing….Alabama is good!  I don’t think anyone could have matched up with them in the title game this year.  In other news, coach Chip Kelly is back at Oregon.  He probably feels 2013 will be the year to end the streak of SEC national titles. 1. Did …