Hi, Mr. CF.CMailbag. Long time listener, first time caller. Is the Oregon game on tv? And can you provide the local listings information for Nova Scotia? And what's the broadcast skinny on the Colorado game, I don't want to miss that one!
killing me. You're just killing me.
From: Bill H.
How does Kyle Basler stack up against other Cougar punters - I know its pretty early in the season yet... but he's gotta be up there.
A: The school
record for punting average in a season is held by Jason
Hanson, with a 45.4 yard
average in 1990. (The team average for that year is 44.78)
Basler currently has a 44.83 yard average; which if it holds true for a full
season, would place him second all-time.
How do you pronounce Chris Bruhn's name. I've heard it pronounced "Bruin".. ?
A: Per the SID
office at Washington State, it is pronounced "Broon or Brewn."
I have three questions, are you ready? (A: No.) Great, Question #1. Can you explain what "quiet periods" and "dead periods" are?
A: First off,
I'm assuming you're talking about recruiting -- and not what takes place the
three hours or so on Saturdays at Husky Stadium.
A quiet period is when it is permissible to make in-person recruiting contacts only on the member institution's campus. Insert RN joke here.
A dead period means it is not permissible to make in-person recruiting contacts, or evaluations on- or off-campus, or to permit official or unofficial visits. Insert 'I really miss RN' joke here.
Since you didn't ask, here's an overview of the schedule, (subject to change):
(a) August 1,
2003 through November 30, 2003 [except
(1) In Division I-A football, six days during the months
Division I-AA football, 42 evaluation days
(1) December 21, 2003 (The Sunday after the third
(2) December 22, 2003 through January 1, 2004:
(3) January 2, 2004:
(4) January 3, 2004 and January 4, 2004:
(5) January 5, 2004 through January 8, 2004:
(6) January 9, 2004 and January 10, 2004:
Additional restrictions in (1), (2) and (3) below for two-year college prospects and their educational institutions:
(1) December 14, 2003:
(2) December 15, 2003 through December 18, 2003:
(3) December 19, 2003:
(c) February 1, 2004:
How many scholarships does WSU have to give this year?
A: That number can remain in flux all the way up until Signing Day as scholarships become available for a variety of reasons. One thing is certain; it'll be more than the 16 that were available for the previous year's class. It is still very early -- but in the Pac-10 as of this moment, Washington State has already received nine verbals, second behind UCLA's ten.
Didn't the number of scholarships a school could give out used to be higher a couple years ago?
A: A ceiling was first implemented in 1974, setting the bar at 105 schollies. (It was known in some circles as "The Johnny Majors Rule" since the year previously, Majors put 86 freshmen on scholarship. In 1977, it became 95. Eventually, the current level of 85 was set; that number has been in place since September 1, 1994.
In addition to the 85 players on scholarship, the Cougs carry about 35 walk-ons for a total of 120 players. Coach Bill Doba was talking about this just the other night on his radio show. The show is scheduled for Tuesday nights at 7pm PST. Check local listings (especially if you're in Nova Scotia) for the station in your area, its well worth the listen. Legendary broadcaster Bob Robertson hosts the hour from the Hilltop restaurant.
How come (that one) story is cut off, I was reading it and
A: Sometimes there are glitches. It was fixed pretty quickly. For more information, see
At night, why is the clock on Bryan Tower red?
A: Its crimson.
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