2007 Preview–Say Hello to 5-7

Happy Thanksgiving Cougar Nation!

Well, in the midst of speculation that our bowl hopes may not be completely dead, Brinkhater thought he’d throw some fuel on that fire and state how DIRELY important it is that we play anyone, anywhere in a bowl THIS season.

Why is that so important?

Because next year’s schedule and fortunes look BRUTAL. In short, this team, as much as ANY TEAM in the last 20 years of Cougar football desperately needs those additional practices and reps. We need it in the worst way!

So, keeping in mind that Brinkhater nailed the 6-6 season before the season began, here is my look at 2007:

2007 – WSU Football
September 1
@ Wisconsin LOSS
September 8
SAN DIEGO STATE/Seattle WIN
September 15
IDAHO WIN
September 22
@ USC LOSS
September 29
@ Arizona LOSS
October 6
ARIZONA STATE (HC) LOSS
October 13
@ Oregon LOSS
October 20
OREGON STATE WIN
October 27
UCLA (FD) WIN
November 3
@ California LOSS
November 10
STANFORD (DD, AFD) WIN
November 17
@ Washington LOSS

In my math, that is 5-7. Keep in mind, that we have been 1-8 at home in conference over the past couple of years, so my prediction that we will do well at home may well be a real push.

But, I think we’ll beat a still-bad Stanford, we’ll gut one out against the Beavs, and UCLA is the team that we just seem to have a number on. There’s our 3 conference wins.

Beyond that, its trouble.

The good news is that the season is so brutal that I honestly don’t think that experience will matter much at QB in terms of our fortunes, I really don’t. In no uncertain terms, now is the time to make a change at QB.

But, at the least, lets give Alex A LOT more work with the receivers that we’ll have coming back.

We NEED that bowl game!

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