Personally, these past two weeks have already influenced me as a player and now that I have been selected as one of the team captains, there is a totally different mentality while working out. In a sense, you add on ten years to your life, and find yourself appreciating the little things that much more -- each rep, each second with your teammates, and every last moment spent working as a family with no other distractions in the way.
One thing I would say that sets this team apart from all others is that we have guys who will hold other guys accountable. There are certain things that are going to help us win, and certain things that won't. And working hard every day is going to help this football team get better.
The best feeling in the world is finishing a workout and knowing that you got better. You can ask any player in the world about that and they would agree. Ask them if they see a player running hard next to them, pushing them, if that makes them push themselves that much harder. Right now, THAT is Cougar football. And I hope that all of you are ready -- because we are going to be ready for you!
How important was the season ending victory over the Huskies to start us off on the right note for this year? Very. We sent our seniors off with their second straight Apple Cup win but I would also say that beating the Huskies was the deciding factor to get us primed going into the offseason.
We said on that day, that second, at that moment, that we would never allow ourselves to lose those close games again. The fourth quarter is where you buckle down and win. That's it, nothing more, nothing less. For those last minutes you give every last breath for the team -- and this summer we will make sure that we have enough breath for every fourth quarter!!!!
Well Cougfans, that's my story for the week and I'm stickin' to it. If you have any questions, toss them up on the message boards here on Cougfan.com and I'll do my best to answer as many as I can. So until the next time, we are still, and always will be, the COUGAR NATION OF DOMINATION!
Editor's Note: Be sure and check back on CF.C a little later today for Cole Morgan's first installment.