“I don’t know too many Cougar alums who aren’t crazy about the football team,” says Jeff McQuarrie (’98 Comm.). Olympia, who set out to make a film that answers the question: “What is this love affair we have with our school?”

Legends of the Palouse tells its story through scores of interviews with people both famous and forgotten, as well as highlights of game film and dramatic re-enactments of key moments fromt the program’s 111-year history. The result, says McQuarrie, is a lively documentary “full of inspirational stories,” stylishly edited and set to music from rising Northwest bands.

“I think it’s a way to preserve the legacy,” says the film’s narrator, George Hollingbery (’76 Ed.), Lacey, grandson of legendary Cougar coach Orin “Babe” Hollingbery and son of player Don Hollingbery.

McQuarrie hopes to have the film on sale for this gridiron season.