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August 14, 2008 2:18 PM

Cougars -- No joking matter at 'Hawks camp

Posted by Danny O'Neil

Wide receiver Michael Bumpus has been one of the surprising successes in camp, and he's played himself into competition for a spot on the 53-man roster.

Bumpus went to college at Washington State, but Washington was among the schools that recruited him early. Bumpus initially committed to USC, but he de-committed because the Trojans wanted to red-shirt him his first season after Dwayne Jarrett said he'd come to play for the Trojans.

Keith Gilbertson was coaching at Washington when the Huskies recruited him, and he had nothing but great things to say about Bumpus. As for a joking reference from a dopey reporter (OK, it was me) as to whether it was difficult for Gilbertson to coach a Cougar, well, he got downright grumpy. There's something pretty that's just endearing about a football coach who doesn't tolerate bad jokes (and the question was admittedly a pretty stupid attempt at humor).

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Posted by Sweet P

2:36 PM, Aug 14, 2008

Jeez, chill Gilby.

Posted by CW

2:42 PM, Aug 14, 2008

Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha. Wow, did his face turn bright red and was steam coming from his ears? That's hilarious.

Go Cougs!

Posted by simpsonian

2:49 PM, Aug 14, 2008

hahahahaha he got SO mad. wow, talk about an overreaction

Posted by Hawksfansince1983

3:01 PM, Aug 14, 2008

Goodness, sounds like someone took away Gilbertson's desert menu.....Here Come the COUGS!!!! I hope Bumpus makes the roster.

Posted by Nick

3:09 PM, Aug 14, 2008

The line of the game for me came last week from Warren Moon: "You know I don't like to speak too fondly of Wazu, but Michael Bumpus is haveing a great camp."

Posted by random husky

4:55 PM, Aug 14, 2008

i thought that was awesome. danny got owned hahaha. the cougs still blow though. BOW DOWN!

Posted by Hawk Fan in Memphis

10:53 PM, Aug 14, 2008

Sheesh..It was a pretty dumb question but the raction from Gilby was great. As for the Moon comment..he's an idiot.

Posted by todj

2:31 AM, Aug 15, 2008

My goodness, Gilby needs to chill. I didn't think it was exactly a "dumb" question but obviously chubby did.

Posted by Rams Suck

7:27 AM, Aug 15, 2008

Gilby is a little bit cooler in my book now.

GO COUGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Hey Fuskies, bow down to this!!!

Posted by SeaHawker81

8:47 AM, Aug 15, 2008

I don't see what the big deal with that was? He didn't seem to be over reacting to me. I thought it was kind of funny, but it still wasn't an excessive lash out at him.

Posted by grant

9:29 AM, Aug 15, 2008

I'd be that angry too if my entire family were Cougs. That must be hard to live with.

BOW DOWN!

Posted by goose

10:58 AM, Aug 15, 2008

gilby is bitter he took over a program that neweasel ruined and didn't have a chance. go cougs.

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