These are three 2017 wishes:
> Don’t change … too much. The rule in test-taking is to trust your first answer. The connecting problems for Fred vonAppen and Norm Chow were going off script. They had solid plans — vonAppen brought in coaches with backgrounds in the West Coast Offense; Chow sought taller receivers, corners and linemen — and then they shook up their staffs and changed schemes. Rolo came in with a solid plan and reliable staff. June Jones used to say he tweaked his schemes by up to 25 percent each year. That’s part of growth. But he still stuck with the original plan. The Warriors can cut down on post-snap penalties and increase takeaways as part of their 25 percent. The hope is he can maintain his plan.
> Keep up the good work: The men’s volleyball team had a cumulative 3.9 GPA for the fall semester. The football team had its best fall in years despite missing 16 full class days because of travel. If you’re getting a free education, make the most of it. As we’ve all learned, student loans, like cockroaches and “Seinfeld” reruns, never go away.
> Be healthy: Take care of yourselves and your loved ones. We want to be able to all celebrate in 365 days what should be a wonderful year.