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I'm a freelance journalist who co-founded CougCenter.com in August 2008 because writing about WSU athletics is my passion. Past employers include The (Tacoma, Wash.) News Tribune and CBSSports.com, and my work has appeared at Basketball Prospectus, Lindy's college sports annuals and Horizon Air Magazine. I own the currently-on-hiatus Cougar Sports Weekly, an email newsletter that real people actually paid real money to receive. Helping teenagers master the English language constitutes the bulk of my day job.
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A three-yard gain on first down is a mediocre result and unsustainable as far as scoring points
Following your logic, how many coaches do you know are going for it on 4th-and-1 over and over and over again?
There’s a mountain of evidence to suggest that explosives and chunk plays are the biggest predictor of overall offensive success. Actually, we can test your theory: Last season, UMass averaged 3.5 yards per play — which translated to 187.5 yards per game and 3 points per game. Those were all worst in FBS, by the way.
By contrast, the median YPP nationally was 5.6, and a top 40 or so offense is over 6.0.
If you want to buck the data on the importance of explosives with your anecdotal beliefs, you’re free to do that, but it’s just not correct.
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By doing that, he's allowed us all to think that the simplest explanation is probably the most likely
"I just don’t want it."
I believe it's pretty well known that he's been affiliated with Catholicism in the past.
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The reason why someone answers "no comment", which is what Rolovich has essentially done, is to discourage further questioning
Why on earth would a reporter stop asking someone a question that they clearly want you to stop asking?
Also, for what it’s worth: It’s not inevitable that he will never answer it. I know of lots of journalists who have persistently asked for answers and eventually gotten them from sources.
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We do all three for WSU, ATS for Pac-12, and then whatever else we like.
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Neither of these options look good!
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"Any evidence he's lost the team?"
Also, he’s the most front facing employee of a large research university with a medical college and nursing college. Whether you recognize it or not, that actually does matter.
The vaccination requirement does not go into effect until Oct. 9 against Oregon State
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Yes, I changed it