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Seattle: Moving up and moving out

Football

The GIST: While the Seahawks are bidding farewell to their offensive coordinator, the Washington State women’s basketball team is saying hello to national rankings.

January 14, 2021
SOURCE: WSU ATHLETICS
SOURCE: WSU ATHLETICS

🏈Seahawks: Um, things are on fire. The Seahawks parted ways with offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer on Tuesday, citing philosophical differences. Funny, that’s the same excuse we used with our ex.

  • With the offense declining in the back half of the season coupled with a disappointing playoff exit, we had a feeling Schotty wouldn’t be around for much longer.
  • Head coach Pete Carroll wants to run more frequently and efficiently (although “fans don’t want to hear it”), so now he just needs to find someone to make those dreams come true.

🏀College basketball: Like we said earlier, for the first time ever, Washington State women’s basketball is ranked in the top 25 nationally. All the media and coaches who picked the Cougs to finish dead last in the Pac-12 can eat their words. Wazzu, we see you.

  • Star freshman Charlisse Leger-Walker (the younger Leger-Walker sister) and the Cougs will put their No. 25 ranking to the test in this weekend’s SoCal road trip. Sunday’s 2 p.m. ET/11 a.m. PT matchup against No. 8 UCLA should be a good one.