Jim Walden's Tales from the Washington State Cougars

Jim Walden's Tales from the Washington State Cougars

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ISBN-13: 9781582612560
Publisher: Sports Publishing LLC
Publication date: 08/28/2004
Pages: 200
Product dimensions: 5.74(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.75(d)

About the Author

Jim Walden took a dormant program plagued by coaching turnover and turmoil and helped create the foundation for modern Washington State Football success. Coaching at WSU from 1977 through 1986, he most notably snapped a 51-season bowl drought by leading the Cougars to the 1981 Holiday Bowl. He was unanimously named Pac-10 Coach of the Year in 1981. He later became a color commentator on Cougar radio broadcasts. In college Walden quarterbacked the University of Wyoming and went on to play four years in the Canadian Football League.

Dave Boling is a veteran columnist for the Tacoma News Tribune and has provided coverage and commentary on sports since 1980. In 1998 he was honored as the top sports columnist in the Pacific Northwest. Boling has covered Super Bowls, Final Fours, the Olympics, and many of Jim Walden's Washington State Cougar football teams.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsvi
Chapter 1Hello, Pullman1
Chapter 2Sticking Around13
Chapter 3Selling Washington State23
Chapter 4Coming Home37
Chapter 5Life in Pullman53
Chapter 6Cougars Take a Holiday64
Chapter 7Making Better Cougars76
Chapter 8In the Doghouse... Again85
Chapter 9Overwhelming Upsets90
Chapter 10Opposing Coaches105
Chapter 11On the Way Up112
Chapter 12Cougar Coaches120
Chapter 13Records and Heartbreak134
Chapter 14Noise and Apologies147
Chapter 15Rivals to the Core154
Chapter 16Strategy and Philosophies161
Chapter 17Characters, Heroes and Quotables167
Chapter 18Mo-Peds and Moping Around179
Chapter 19On Air188
Chapter 20Other Cougars192
Chapter 21A Time to Go197

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