Crimson & Gray Newswire

FROM MOBILE TO TACOMA, Alex Brink to Scott Davis, Jim Moore to Al Borges, the words are flowing as the SEC and Pac-10 prepare to square off. Plus, catching up with Gesser, Leaf and Swogger.

Auburn coordinators hope to leave Cougs guessing
Al Borges runs a quirky offense that values deception. That approach has made him a legend at Auburn. The team has gone 22-3 since Borges was hired before the 2004 season, and he's quickly become one of the nation's most high-profile coordinators.
Montgomery Advertiser

Borges has edge on Doba
After years of dueling on the West Coast, two veteran coaches are taking their battle to the South. Bill Doba vs. Al Borges, part six, is Saturday night on the Plains when Washington State visits Auburn.
Mobile Press-Register

King of the Hill at WSU
When Jason Hill decided in January not to enter the NFL draft, he said a goal in returning for his senior year was "to become the best receiver ever to play at Washington State."
Seattle Times

Go 2 Guy: Talking Cougs at the War Eagle
I walk into the War Eagle Supper Club and notice four bars in one -- two bars that serve everything, one that serves cheap drafts; and the fourth is out back serving straight shots from the inside of a bus. If you get too hammered, you can catch a free ride home on the Supper Club Shuttle, better known as the drunk bus.
Seattle P-I

Scott Davis turns terror for WSU on the field, admirable off it
Warning: The following article is dangerously high in sugary content. If you think it's difficult getting around Washington State star Scott Davis on the football field, try getting around the long line of people who make Davis sound only slightly more noble and kind than Mother Teresa.
Tri-City Herald

Brink always feels need to prove himself
You might think Washington State's Alex Brink finally has it made. No more having to convince college football coaches that he's big and fast enough to play quarterback at the highest level. No more looking over his shoulder week to week trying to beat out an older, more experienced player, as Brink did last year did last year with Josh Swogger.
Vancouver Columbian


Listen up: Jason Gesser is talking
From the sideline, he looks a lot like other high-school football coaches.Young and lean, with a few days' growth on his face, he shouts words of encouragement as he works with a promising quarterback throwing timing passes that float into receivers' hands.
Seattle P-I

Ryan Leaf humbly offers his services
Ryan Leaf's eyes are bloodshot and his hair is matted down at the end of a 17-hour workday. Leaf, the new quarterbacks coach at West Texas A&M, sets aside his plastic foam cup for tobacco juice and pauses to check the schedule.
The New York Times

Swogger finding peace in Missoula
Josh Swogger is lighter now, about 17 pounds worth, and maybe that's fitting. He has shed the growing entanglement of a quarterback controversy at Washington State, and he has a new life.
Seattle Times

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