Practice Report: Linebackers getting it done

PULLMAN -- Both consistent in play, and also ripe in potential, are the Cougar linebackers. The three up front on the Cougar D are set, while a hard-hitting group of back-ups lies in wait. Coach Leon Burtnett talked about the unit following Wednesday's practice, shedding light on Scott Davis' health, who could see more time Saturday, and how football is sometimes a lot like basketball.
September 14, 2006

Scrimmage No. 2: Offense sputters

PULLMAN -- Defense was the name of the game Wednesday night in WSU's second scrimmage of fall camp. The Cougar stop corps, despite the absence of Will Derting and Hamza Abdullah, put heavy pressure on the QBs and flew to the ball. Two interceptions, three sacks and – save for some stellar work by rookie running back <b>Jerome Harrison</b> – a near shutdown of the ground game.
August 18, 2004

Seen & Heard 9/30

I'VE HEARD TELL THAT statistics don't lie. Maybe so, but last Saturday in Eugene is proof that they don't tell the whole story either. Case in point: Cougar defensive tackle <B>Josh Shavies</B>. The box score credits the fifith-year senior with one modest tackle against the Ducks. Yet those of us who watched the game know that Big Josh played a major role in the Cougars' rout.
September 30, 2003

Akey happy: D is finally healthy

PULLMAN – If there is one thing defensive coordinator <b>Robb Akey</b> never runs short of it is praise for his defensive unit. Especially when the first teamers all (mostly) are off the disabled list and able to suit up.
August 22, 2003

Interceptions highlight Wednesday scrimmage

PULLMAN - It may have looked erratic to those on hand Wednesday night. And, sure, those two interceptions returned for touchdowns may have gotten some reaching early for the panic button. But it was a scrimmage the Washington State football team needed to have.
August 21, 2003

Brink, Smith shine during second scrimmage

PULLMAN -- WSU head coach <b>Bill Doba</b> always sees the positive side. "We're a little banged up but at least we're building depth," Doba said. With backup quarterback <b>Chris Hurd</b> out due to an inflamed knee and <b>Jermaine Green</b> sitting out most of the day because of a tight back, two unlikely candidates -- freshman quarterback <b>Alex Brink</b> and senior running back <b>Jonathan Smith</b> -- stepped into the spotlight Saturday morning during the team's second scrimmage.
August 16, 2003