My son, Lil' Mkristo, was doing back flips in the yard. And my younger brother Mtume lit fireworks for the whole family. Mtume thought he was a pyrotechnician, and who am I to stop a kid with fireworks?
Football and fireworks, they're a young man's dream.
But the time came for all of us to say goodbye to our families and then get ready to head back to the place that makes so much sense. The summer is half way over now, and there is work that still remains to be done.
And when we got back, we literally never skipped a beat.
After the four and a half hour drive back to Pullman, I made it just in time to hit the locker room, throw on my cleats and hit the field running. And when I ran into the locker room it was great to see the whole team there, dressed and ready to WORK! So that's exactly what we did.
It's crazy to see how committed the team is. These guys are away from their families 90 percent of the year, and to be able to see them even for a couple of days is priceless. But, to beat a team like Auburn, we have to make sure we are together working.
So Cougfans, I am here to let you know that the team is working -- you can sleep easy at night knowing that we are all working hard and we are working as ONE. Not two or three, but ONE.
We're doing it for everybody that bleeds crimson and gray. We're doing it for all of you who root for and support the Washington State Cougars. We're doing it because this is the COUGAR NATION OF DOMINATION!!
If you have any questions for me, post them on the Cougfan.com message boards and I'll do my best to answer as many as I can get to. Until the next time!