PULLMAN -- Vince Mayle will have something to prove Thursday when scouts come to Pullman for NFL Pro Day. His 40 times at the NFL Combine were disappointing and a broken thumb kept him from catching. But when it comes to the most to gain from Thursday's workouts, no outgoing Cougar will have more on the line than running back Marcus Mason.
March 9, 2015
SOME ARRIVED five years ago, some four. Some walked on, some came from the JC ranks and most signed their letters of intent when Paul Wulff was the coach. They are the 14 Washington State seniors who will step onto the FieldTurf Saturday night at Martin Stadium (Fox Sports 1, 7:30 p.m.) for the final time as Cougar players.
November 29, 2014
TURNOVERS. Washington State committed five of them during Saturday’s 52-31 loss at No. 13 Arizona State. The Sun Devils scored 35 points off those turnovers, which negated the Cougars’ sizable 614-330 statistical advantage in total offense. Redshirt freshman Luke Falk completed 45 of 74 passes for 593 yards and three touchdowns, but was responsible for all five turnovers.
November 22, 2014
SPOKANE -- Mike Leach shared a few thoughts on Pac-12 football officiating during Monday’s Spokane Cougar Club luncheon. He also brought along a number of video highlights, including walk ons making good on special teams, one of whom is near and dear to the coach's heart. Leach also talked about a Cougar wideout who owns a wolf. Yes, a wolf.
November 10, 2014
WASHINGTON STATE COACHES expressed concern all week about the “Indy 500” tempo the Arizona Wildcats maintain when operating their multi-faceted offense. Sure enough, the Wildcats captured the checkered flag when Washington State’s young defense crashed and burned Saturday at Martin Stadium. The fact that a young, baby-faced Arizona quarterback did most of the damage made the pain that much worse.
October 25, 2014
PULLMAN— For the third consecutive practice, the Cougars participated in a Thursday Night Football scrimmage, and this one forced the youthful offense to play conservatively. Asked for his take, Mike Leach after practice said the Cougar D had the upper hand. At the same time, multiple passes were dropped by young receivers who were sometimes covered well and, other times, were wide open.
October 18, 2014
SPOKANE – Just hours before news began to circulate that Mike Leach had ousted special teams coordinator and assistant head coach Eric Russell, Washington State's director of football operations, Antonio Huffman, told a Spokane Cougar Club luncheon on Monday there are likely to be new faces on the Cougars' kickoff team when they play at Stanford on Friday.
October 7, 2014