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July
23rd

WSU’s Connor Halliday trying to ‘get back to zero’

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. – The poster on Connor Halliday’s bedroom wall, he swears, should not be interpreted as a motto applied whenever the Washington State quarterback surveys a defense, particularly with four receivers lined up in coach Mike Leach’s pass-centric scheme.

It began a couple years ago as a joke among WSU fans, a graphic that circulated on the fan site CougCenter.com, then on Twitter, and drew the admiration of those who believed Halliday to be the Cougars’ ticket to a winning record. He thought it was pretty funny, too. And so his mom turned it into a poster.

Emblazoned with an Obama-in-2008-esque outline of Halliday’s likeness, it reads: “(Expletive). Go deep.” You can fill in the blanks.

“The poster’s cool, and I think I had it on my Twitter page, the one that got taken down before with Leach, and so the fact that I had it up, everybody thought that ‘oh, Connor Halliday is in love with going deep,’” Halliday said Wednesday afternoon at Paramount Studios, site of this year’s Pac-12 media days. “I just like the poster. The poster is real cool. I wasn’t trying to take that ‘go deep’ mindset into every play.” Read more »