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Hump Day With Huddy – 12 Days of Cougsmas

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Good morning and Happy Hump Day, Cougs! I hope that everyone is enjoying the holiday season so far. For my part, I’ve purchased exactly one Christmas present so far, but being that it’s only December 21st, that’s pretty much ahead of the game. Today figures to be a toy buying bonanza for my son and I hope to pull off some tiny little Christmas miracles for others in my family from there. We’ll see. As for this week’s post, in the spirit of the holiday season, I present to you the 12 Days of Cougsmas. For the purposes of this new holiday classic, though, my True Love is Mike Leach (which is pretty much on the nose really) and Cougsmas represents the 2012 football season. It’s never to early to plan ahead, unless of course you’re talking about buying Christmas presents. Then it’s best to procrastinate. So let’s do a little caroling shall we, but not until all you jumpers do your jumping.

On the 12th day of Cougsmas, Mike Leach gave to me 12 competitive ball games. As much as the last few years have sucked, some of the worst moments have been when a capable team rolled over and got completely whipped. By know means do I think the Cougs should win every game next year, but damn it, they should put up a good fight in all of them.

On the 11th day of Cougsmas, Mike Leach gave to me 12 competitive ball games, 11 capable starters on both sides of the ball. There were times last year where I felt like we had guys in starting positions who still weren’t quite up to snuff for Pac 12 play. I’m not going to mention any names since it’s the holidays and all, but let’s just say I won’t be channeling Ahnold and saying, “It’s not a tumor”. I’m hoping that the guilty parties either step up their game or are replaced by a bona fide Pac 12 player.

On the 10th day of Cougsmas, Mike Leach gave to me 12 competitive ball games, 11 capable starters, (at least) 10 receiving touchdowns for Marquess Wilson. This seems like a bit of a given, but I want to be sure it happens and that Wilson is at least a Biletnikoff finalist.

On the 9th day of Cougsmas, Mike Leach gave to me 12 competitive ball games, 11 capable starters, (at least) 10 receiving touchdowns, 9 mentions on College Gameday. The biggest immediate impact of the Mike Leach era has been relevance. I hope that will carry over into the actual season and that we’ll be a talking point of Herbie and the boys.

On the 8th day of Cougsmas, Mike Leach gave to me 12 competitive ball games, 11 capable starters, (at least) 10 receiving touchdowns, 9 Gameday mentions, 8 victories. Yeah, that’s right. I mean, teams double their win total from one season to the next all the time, right?

On the 7th day of Cougsmas, Mike Leach gave to me 12 competitive ball games, 11 capable starters, (at least) 10 receiving touchdowns, 9 Gameday mentions, 8 victories, 7 different receivers with 20 receptions. Balls are going to be flying around Martin Stadium and hopefully those balls end up in the hands of a bunch of dudes. (Note from the author: We kinda have an editor now. I’m seeing what he does with that last sentence.) Aaanyhew, I think that Wilson, Rickey Galvin, Kristoff Williams, Bobby Ratliff, Gino Simone, Dominique Williams and Henry Eaddy all could catch at least 20 passes next season. That’d be awesome.

 

On the 6th day of Cougsmas, Mike Leach gave to me 12 competitive ball games, 11 capable starters, (at least) 10 receiving touchdowns, 9 Gameday mentions, 8 victories, 7 dudes a-catching, a 6 pack of Bridgeport Ebenezer Ale. Come on, Bridgeport. Don’t make me beg. Your boy just wants this to be a sponsored segment and to have some free beer. That’s not too much to ask.

On the 5thday of Cougsmas, Mike Leach gave to me fiiiiiiive hoooooome wiiiiiiiins. Am I saying I want the Cougs to go undefeated at Martin Stadium? Well, I’m not saying we should beat the Ducks in Seattle in that “home” game, so I guess I am.

On the 4th day of Cougsmas, Mike Leach gave to me 12 competitive ball games, 11 capable starters, (at least) 10 receiving touchdowns, 9 Gameday mentions, 8 victories, 7 dudes a-catching, a 6 pack of Ebenezer, fiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiive home wins, 4 star recruits. Yes, I know, the stars don’t really matter, but let’s not kid ourselves and say it’s not cool to get the kids with 4 stars next to their names.

On the 3rd day of Cougsmas, Mike Leach gave to me 12 competitive ball games, 11 capable starters, (at least) 10 receiving touchdowns, 9 Gameday mentions, 8 victories, 7 dudes a-catching, a 6 pack of Ebenezer, fiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiive home wins, 4 star recruits, 3 All Pac-12 first teamers. Let’s go with Marquess, Travis Long and….hmmmm, what the hell, Jeff Tuel. Boom

On the 2nd day of Cougsmas, Mike Leach gave to me 12 competitive ball games, 11 capable starters, (at least) 10 receiving touchdowns, 9 Gameday mentions, 8 victories, 7 dudes a-catching, a 6 pack of Ebenezer, fiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiive home wins, 4 star recruits, 3 All Pac-12 first teamers, 2 road trips. I’m already planning on making the trip to Vegas for the UNLV game. I’d like to somehow pull off a second. That would be awesome.

On the 1st day of Cougsmas, Mike Leach gave to me 12 competitive ball games, 11 capable starters, (at least) 10 receiving touchdowns, 9 Gameday mentions, 8 victories, 7 dudes a-catching, a 6 pack of Ebenezer, fiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiive home wins, 4 star recruits, 3 All Pac-12 first teamers, 2 road trips and a bowl game in a warm city. OK, those last two were kinda the same thing, but this was hard. And yes, I know I constructed the song backwards, but I wanted the bowl game to be the payoff at the end. Not only that, the repeating verses make it look like a wrote a whole lot so I might be in for a raise.

Go Cougs. Happy Holidays.

 

 

   

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