Newsline: Cougars' glass half full?

ONE ONE HAND, THERE was the Cougar offense, showing flashes of a solid ground game and committing nary a turnover. On the other hand, the defense and special teams gave up big plays galore. On one hand, James Montgomery tired hard to impersonate all-purpose WSU legend Bernard Jackson. On the other hand, Toby Gerhart ran wild again.

Scanning the Web for the pithiest prose following WSU's season opening loss to Stanford, the CF.C tracker led us straight to Bud Withers of the Seattle Times ....

Today we give you a full-service column, capable of satisfying the convictions of both every doomsayer and every optimist on football at Washington State. The Cougars opened the 2009 season Saturday, losing to Stanford, 39-13. For the glass-half-full crowd, that's a darn sight better than what happened last year at Stanford, where the Cougars were dropped by the Cardinal, 58-0, in a game they trailed 44-0 early in the third quarter. FULL STORY at the Seattle Times

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