We really are...seriously.
Call me delusional, or say it's wishful thinking, BUT...
It is pretty simple and it might be by design. We have the Gaels right where we want them! All we have to do is win out and have St. Mary's slip up once. And taking a peek at the 6 conference games we have left, it looks very doable. Consider it gutsy, if you will, for the Zags to have purposely set this up just to inject some excitement into the same ol same ol repetition of winning the WCC Title, but it's not going to be as hard as one might think.
First, we have two road games vs Pepperdine 4-5, and LMU 1-8, easy enough. Then we get Santa Clara and USF in the Kennel for some revenge smack-down. No problems there. A mop up vs woefulSan Diego 1-8. Finally, the game at St. Mary's will be the "coup de grace", and our curtain call as WCC Champs.
Hold on Gazzy, you said St. Mary's has to slip up. What about that?
THAT, is even easier, as if the top part wasn't easy enough. St. Mary's has lost 4 games on the road. Maybe it's because they miss their pillows, but they are very vulnerable on the road.Tomorrow they go on the road to face Santa Clara & the University of San Francisco. This is where they might very well slip up. SC is 6-2. USF is 5-3. Both have won 5 of their last 6 games, including wins over the Zags and Portland. Meanwhile, St. Mary's has struggled as of late squeaking by lowly LMU and Pepperdine, and getting absolutely throttled at Vanderbuilt and Portland. All this, after their miracle win vs the Zags on a last second off balanced shot.
There you have it. Add another W.C.C. Title to Gonzaga's trophy case. Although they have taken this precarious route, it probably was by design. I mean, we already have the major problem of our fans sleeping through the games at the Kennel. THIS was the only way to get these folks excited again!
So sit back, realize what is happening and enjoy the ride. The Zags have put a lot of effort into this scenario in order for it to unfold like this!