Cougs post some head-turning Pro Day numbers

PULLMAN – It's a small group of graduating seniors for Washington State in 2013 and the question looms: Are there NFL-caliber prospects among them? If WSU's NFL Pro Day proved anything Thursday, it's that some Cougs will, at the least, be wild cards come draft day next month. Indeed, from this chair, the event was a raging success.
March 7, 2013

Senior Photo Essay: 13 Cougs bidding farewell

FOR 13 WASHINGTON State seniors, today's Apple Cup is more than a rivalry game. It's their final game in crimson. Most names are familiar, some not. One ranks among the great Cougar defenders of the last dozen years. And all had a hand in pouring the foundation for a better future in WSU football.
November 23, 2012

WSU NOTEBOOK: Will it be Tuel or Halliday?

LAS VEGAS – Mike Leach is an accomplished football coach, but his greatest skill might be his ability to answer a question at length without providing an answer. Alas, it is the reporter's solemn duty to ask questions. So, Mike, who's it going to be at quarterback next week – Jeff Tuel or Connor Halliday?
September 15, 2012

Locker & Toomer step up; QB, OL & LB updates

PULLMAN -- Given the Pac-12 suspension of junior safety Deone Bucannon, some new faces needed to step in Tuesday and staple down the Wazzu secondary. The quarterback situation remains questionable, but a front-runner seems to have emerged. Meanwhile the linebackers continued to shift around Tuesday with another new combination hitting the field.
September 11, 2012

Pac-12 suspends Bucannon for late hit

THE PACIFIC-12 CONFERENCE has suspended Washington State safety Deone Bucannon for the first half of Friday night's game at UNLV for a hit that resulted in a concussion for Eastern Washington wide receiver Greg Herd last Saturday.
September 11, 2012

What are realistic expectations for Cougs?

WSU FANS ARE just two days away from getting their first in-game look at the 2012 Cougs led by Mike Leach – and the energy and excitement is palpable. But before jumping the gun, Cougar fans also need to be realistic with their expectations for this season. Read on for my predictions on all 12 games on the Washington State schedule.
August 28, 2012

SPOTLIGHT: Rundown on WSU Position Battles

WITH SCHOOL NOW in session at Washington State and the season opener against BYU just 10 days away, any and all position battles not yet decided will be soon – it's time to get the starters reps and the offense and defense running like a well-oiled machine. Here's the look from our chair at the position battles on offense and defense -- every starter, at every position, plus special teams.
August 20, 2012

DAY 13 PART I: O sputters; Taliulu emerges

PULLMAN -- The Cougars' offensive and defensive units seemed to have a much different response to their post-breakfast practice Wednesday. While the defense was fired up and disruptive -- they repeatedly knocked down passes -- the offense could not develop any rhythm. Running backs and quarterbacks alike could not hang onto the ball on countless plays during skeleton drills.
August 15, 2012