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Coach's Corner

Forty years ago when I was playing for Washington State, I went to Oklahoma. We lost 21-0 to a team that would end up number two in the nation by the end of the season. Norman is sort of like another Pullman, but not quite as remote. It has a wonderful stadium and it has a great college atmosphere for football.

Norman is a very tough place to play, especially at this time of year. It can be really hot and humid, almost to the point where you are soaked even before you finish stretching. It could be a 90/90 day, meaning it will be wet hot – kind of like playing in a sauna. It means that you drink extra water all week long before the game. We don't have that kind of heat in the northwest, even in eastern...