Memo to NFL: Whither Don Jackson? (Part II)

Part II - As of this moment, Don Jackson has yet to be signed by an NFL club as an un-drafted free agent. Looking at tape from this past season, the reasons why remain elusive. A MLB who has sideline to sideline coverage. A linebacker who can cover the tight end/running back out in space. A football player who is money against the run. A guy who will run through a wall. An athlete versatile and talented enough to play a different position. Memo to NFL general managers – the tape does not lie.
May 13, 2004

Memo to NFL: Whither Don Jackson? (Part I)

WAY BACK WHEN, I was optimistic <b>Donnie Jackson</b>'s stock would climb in the months leading up to the draft. He had just capped a superb season.. the NFL-types would surely notice. This buzz would grow, cresting in late April with his selection in the '04 draft. But then he didn't get invited to the NFL combine. As winter turned to spring with little fanfare, I came to grips with the idea he wouldn't hear his name called. I was prepared for this. I wasn't prepared for what followed.
May 13, 2004

Ode to Acholonu

ASIDE FROM THE obvious Rose Bowl implications, the worst part about WSU's upset loss to Washington is that it deprived <b>D.D. Acholonu</b> from getting the mountain of post-game attention he deserved for turning in what has to rank as one of the greatest individual defensive performances in Apple Cup history.
November 26, 2003

Seen & Heard 10/22

IF THE PAST IS prologue, one thing is certain this Saturday when Washington State and Oregon State square off in front of a national Fox Sports televison audience: Whistles will be blowing and flags flying. This clash of Northwest rivals features the two most penalized teams not just in the Pac-10, but the entire country.
October 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

Offense takes flight

PULLMAN - - Washington State offensive coordinator <b>Mike Levenseller</b> probably breathed a big sigh of relief today after witnessing his troops turn in their best performance of fall camp. That's not to say the Cougar defenders didn't have their moments, though.
August 9, 2003