It’s hard to believe we’ve made it through another off season. This one was especially spicy with all of the allegations of rule breaking many of the big time college football programs notched. Suspensions and forfeits will come, but it is time to get ready for the hot action on the field. What better way to prepare for it than by cooling off with some Shasta? No, not the flavorful soft drink but the last of the off season’s Mascot Monday and mascot for Phil Steele’s #21 team, the Houston Cougars, for his preseason 2011 poll. I ran out of time and did not get to do all of the list, but it just means I will have more critters to choose from.