NFL draft: forecasting the Cougs

FOR COUGAR WATCHERS, about the only certainty during this weekend's NFL draft is that Jason Hill will be picked on the first day. The consensus among the array of forecasters is that the record-setting wideout will go somewhere between the middle-second and high-third rounds. But for Hill's nine teammates who also are looking for a shot at pro ball this year, the outlook ranges widely.
April 24, 2007

Pullman Pro Day: 10 Cougs ready to strut

JASON HILL IS slated to be drafted as high as the first round, but for the rest of the outgoing WSU senior football players looking for a shot at pro ball, today offers a huge opportunity to make a statement. It's Pro Day on the Palouse, as scouts from several teams will put prospects through their paces. Linebacker Scott Davis says he's just looking for a chance to get on the free agent radar.
March 6, 2007

Cougar pro prospects await NFL call

FIVE WASHINGTON STATE SENIORS are forecast by to have their names called in the upcoming NFL Draft. Before decision day comes on April 28-29, in New York, there will be personal workouts, the combine and a host of other criteria and events that will help determine their pecking order in "The League."
February 19, 2007

Cougar Notebook: Apple Cup Eve Edition

SEVEN COUGAR ASSISTANT coaches were on the recruiting trail within 24 hours of last year's Apple Cup victory. This year, though, because it's a big official visit weekend in Pullman, WSU's coaching road warriors -- no more than seven at a time per NCAA rules -- won't be fully dispersed until Monday morning. They'll be home for Thanksgiving and then back out shortly with specific positions in mind.
November 17, 2006

Pflugrad, now a Duck, stays close with Cougs

BACK WHEN HE WAS Washington State's recruiting coordinator, Robin Pflugrad knew the Cougs landed a good one in JC transfer cornerback Tyron Brackenridge. Today, as receivers coach at No. 16-ranked Oregon, Pflugrad has been poring over film of the Ducks' next opponent – Ol' Wazzu – and concluded that Brackenridge is not just good, but a game changer.
October 18, 2006