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Despite loss, day special for Wulff, Rogers

PAUL WULFF

SEATTLE -- Paul Wulff and Gary Rogers are separated by a generational gap but for one afternoon at Qwest Field both shared a common emotion when the Washington State football team faced Oklahoma State. For Wulff, 41, the game was his first as the Cougars' head coach; his first on behalf of the school that has meant so much to him since his undergraduate days as a player in the late 1980s.

For Gary Rogers, 22, the game was his first as the Cougars' starting quarterback following four years as a loyal backup to Alex Brink. For them, only a victory by the Cougars – they lost to Oklahoma State, 39-13 – would have made the day complete. Otherwise, it was perfect. Paul Wulff, hired away from Eastern Washington in Cheney to replace Bill Doba, said there was "a lot" to enjoy about his...

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