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Doba: Expect to win

BILL DOBA

ALL WEEK before Washington State's 34-23 win over then BCS No. 14 Oregon, the Cougar coaching staff preached to the players over and over again: Expect to win. The words might be different this week but the message has remained the same as a depleted WSU team travels this morning to L.A: Expect to win. Seven WSU coaches are already there ahead of the players, out on the recruiting trail.

NCAA rules allow for seven coaches from a school to be on the road at any one time, and seven was the number of Washington State coaches who flew out last night to California after Thursday's session. If past years are any indication, the coaches will likely spending the day at area high schools and then catch some Friday Night game action, California style, before returning to the team hotel...

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