Seen & Heard on Planet Coug

WASHINGTON STATE assistant football coaches Graham Harrell and Eric Mele are younger and less experienced than their immediate predecessors, so it comes as no surprise they will be paid less. But the boosts from their previous salaries are sizable.
May 10, 2015

Ken Wilson insights on Coug LBs and ... QBs?

SPOKANE – Ken Wilson says the atmosphere this practice week at Washington State will be charged, especially when it comes to his two senior linebackers who play on Saturday their final game for the Cougars: Cyrus Coen and Mitch Peterson. Meanwhile, Jason Gesser at the Spokane Cougar Club luncheon talked about someone who will have every Cougar fan filled with emotion on Saturday – Steve Gleason.
November 25, 2014

Cougs: 'Improving' and other words like that

PULLMAN — The name of the Cougars’ game is still improvement. Indeed, some form of that word was used 15 times in the press conference on Monday, and the phrase “getting better” was used about the same amount, if not more. Mike Leach said the Cougars will improve quickly because of their youth and that every week in the schedule is a step, despite the disappointment of losing 38-31 to Oregon.
September 22, 2014

WSU Depth Chart: 3 new starters vs. Nevada

ONE THING ABOUT Mike Leach, he is far more apt to make changes to his starting lineup than most coaches based on week-to-week performance. Two new names hold starting positions on the just-released depth chart for Nevada. And one "old" starter is back on top.
September 1, 2014

Two Minute Drill: Rutgers 41, WSU 38

THE SEASON OPENER for Washington State was a nervous affair from start to finish. Fingernails must have littered floors around the country, and beneath fans’ chairs at CenturyLink Field, too, if they showed up to watch. Indeed, the game that unfurled in Seattle on Thursday night was an uneasy one and in the end, Rutgers running back Paul James made his job look easy against a helpless WSU defense.
August 28, 2014

Five quick WSU takeaways through Day 3

LEWISTON -- The Cougs have only had one day in shoulder pads, and full pads won't go on until Wednesday - but there's still been plenty of noteworthy developments through the first three days of fall ball at Washington State...
August 5, 2014

Photo essay I: Cougs at camp

LEWISTON -- For football-hungry Cougar fans, Saturday at Sacajawea Middle School was a feast for the eyes and was there to capture all the action in living color. Here's a 15-shot sampling of the day's proceedings ...
August 3, 2014

Wilson's State of the Union on the Coug LBs

WHEN KEN WILSON grabbed his whistle in 2013 for his first spring practice at Washington State, he says he had about five linebackers out on the field. A year later, he has many more quality players who can contribute both in the scheme and on special teams. We asked the Cougar assistant coach for a synopsis on those individuals.
June 27, 2014