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Talking Points: Wulff on the hot seat

The Columbian
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With Washington State suffering its fourth straight loss — this one at the hands of Oregon — you can bet the Dens of Venom known as chat rooms will be filled with disgust for Cougars coach Paul Wulff.

Talking Points realizes that what is written on the Internet doesn’t necessarily reflect the opinion of the majority, and it certainly doesn’t reflect any modicum of reason. But we feel compelled to rebut Wulff’s critics.

Despite a 3-5 record, the WSU program has demonstrated clear progress this season — despite not having its starting quarterback for most of the season.

But the overriding question should be this: If the Cougars force Wulff out the door, will they be able to attract a coach who is any better?

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All those who picked David Freese to be MVP of both the National League Championship Series and the World Series please raise your hand. . . . That’s what we thought.

After totalling 10 homers and 55 RBI in 97 regular-season games, Freese had four homers and 16 RBI in the Cardinals’ final 13 playoff games. Plus he had the most memorable triple in recent history.

Which points out one of the joys of playoff baseball: It’s often the unexpected player who becomes the Legend of the Fall. Scott Brosius is nodding in approval.

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