Cody Boyd's Diary:<br> The Final Chapter

PULLMAN--Hey there, Coug Fans! About 10 days until we report for camp! I'm getting real excited to start practicing again. Another thing I am excited for is being done with class on Friday. Only one final to go!

For my week off I'm heading to see some family this weekend near Will Derting's area near Okanogan. . (I just read about Derting getting preseason All-American recognition. If I run into him this weekend, I might just have to let him know.) After that I'm heading off to the Seattle area to rest and get ready for fall camp.

These last couple of weeks has been tough in the weight room and on Rogers Field. Everyone has been working so hard to get ready for camp. Come early August, we are going to see what we're made of. I can't wait to see how the team works together and what kind of changes the coaches have in store for this coming season.

When the team reports on August 8, we have a dinner where the veterans get to see the freshman for the first time, followed by a team meeting. I know I am not the only one who is excited to see what these young pups can do. I hope that they are up for a lot of hard work, because I know the veterans will show them what it takes to win in the Pac-10.

So I see that the Cougs were picked 5th in the Pac. That is fine with me...that means-like almost every year in the past-we are going to have to earn our spot at the top of the league, and then to the top of the nation. It gives us something to prove. We already know what we're capable of and all we have to do is play our game and those writers will jump on for the always.

Well this is the last installment of my weekly journal. Hope you all liked them. Everyone get ready for an awesome season. Hope to see you all out there cheering us on!


Cody Boyd is a sophomore tight end from Ferndale High, where his exploits on the field earned him one of only three blue chip ratings handed out by the Seattle Times in '02. As a redshirt freshman for the Cougs last year, Boyd caught 18 passes for 230 yards and a TD, also using his 6-8 frame and athleticism to block three kicks. Along with teammate Scott Davis, he graciously volunteered to give Cougar fans a window on the world of pre-season football preparation with a weekly diary.

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