Jake Rodgers’ winding road from WSU to NFL

JAKE RODGERS went through one fall camp practice at Washington State before the position switch that changed his life.
May 14, 2015

Cougs' 2010 class a hit with the NFL

WHILE THE WORD “carnage” aptly describes much of Washington State’s football recruiting from 2004-2009, a vastly different word -- one that came to mind following this past weekend’s NFL talent chase -- sums up the Cougars’ 2010 recruiting class: loaded.
May 5, 2015

O-line depth still strong w/ Rodgers leaving

THE COUGS' O-LINE depth in 2013 is a good deal stronger from where it was last season. And so the news that Jake Rodgers is transferring, likely to Eastern, isn't quite the hit it would have been in the past. But the Cougars will still lose experience and perhaps more importantly, versatility, with Rodgers' departure. Here's how the offensive line shapes up.
May 22, 2013

These Cougs can't wait for fall camp

THEY STAND QUIETLY, out of the limelight and on the sidelines while gallons of ink are being written about their Cougar teammates' performances this spring. The following 11 players make our list of the most prominent Cougs who will be chomping at the proverbial bit to prove themselves come fall camp.
April 19, 2013

What we've learned this spring from Cougs

THERE ARE THINGS you can usually count on when it comes to spring football. The defense will be ahead of the offense when it comes to the early going – the offense takes longer to get their timing down. Of course, you end up throwing out a lot of the bromides when it comes to a Mike Leach team.
April 3, 2013

4 Cougar juniors who must impress this spring

THEY ARE THIRD- OR fourth-year juniors, meaning they have maturity and perspective, but a narrowing window in which to make a mark before the cap and gown go on. For the four whom Cougfan.com has included on this list, the spring season is more than simple competition and preparation. For a variety of reasons, it's prime time in determining the direction of the rest of their college careers.
March 25, 2013

Countdown to Spring: Cougars OL Preview

PULLMAN – The Cougs return nearly everyone on the offensive line this spring. But the squad was undersized last year, clearly adjusting to a new scheme and mightily struggled to protect the quarterback and open holes for running backs. Mike Leach has promised robust competition in the trenches for 2013 -- will we see some fresh, young faces compete for immediate playing time starting on Thursday?
March 19, 2013