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Mister Leach’s Wild Ride

Just a few short months ago, nearly every word publicly uttered by Mike Leach was greeted with amusement and whimsy. In the sanctity of the offseason, Leach could do no wrong. There were no games to be won or lost, no press conferences filled with tough questions from the media, no speculation over how the next contest could end up less frustrating than the last.

Back then, Leach was a hero. Fans were dreaming of immediate success, pausing only briefly to consider the possibility that their team might not prevail every time it took to the field on gameday. Mike Leach was a guru. Mike Leach was a winner. Mike Leach was hired to usher in a tradition of success that would become a staple of Washington State football for years to come.

And then reality hit.

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Paul Wulff Is An Expert and You Cannot Fire Him

I’m reading this book by Malcolm Gladwell called Outliers. In a nutshell, it focuses on the factors that determine individual success. One such factor discussed is what’s called the “10,000-Hour Rule.” The 10,000-Hour Rule essentially states that in order to become an expert at any given task, one must perform that task for at least 10,000 hours. Through practice, repetition, and the honing of a craft over that time period, one can became a savant in any field they so choose.

So what does this all mean, anyway? Good question. First off, it means I need to get laid about a million more times before I’ll ever be anything more than a novice (boom, roasted). Second, it means that Paul Wulff — yes, THE Paul Wulff — is likely an expert head college football coach. Now, I know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking, Whoa, hold on, crazy guy…how do you figure that ridiculousness? Allow me to explain.

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Husky Fans, We Are Going Bowling!

The last time the Huskies went to a bowl game, I was a senior in high school. Back then, I was a month or so away from committing to the University of Washington. And when I say “committing,” I mean being accepted into the school. I wasn’t a college athlete or anything. I just like to say “committing” because it sounds way cooler.

From 2003 to 2009, I was a UW undergrad. Yes, I know what you’re thinking. The only people who last that long as undergrads are anomalies. It’s almost impossible to go to school fifty-percent longer than your cohorts and not get kicked out. Somehow, I managed to get a degree. It’s in a nice wooden frame, in case anyone demands proof. It’s not that I was dumb. I just didn’t care. And when you don’t care about the classes, the workload, or the material in front of you, it’s awfully hard to get out in four years.

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