Mike Leach, Cougar players react to loss

ALBUQUERQUE – Washington State fans trudged out of University Stadium in stunned silence after their football team collapsed in the final minutes at the New Mexico Bowl. Mike Leach and Cougar players spoke at length about the shocking defeat and its potential impact on the program's future.
December 21, 2013

18 who led WSU renaissance bid adieu Saturday

WIN OR LOSE on Saturday in the New Mexico Bowl, one thing is certain: the game will mark the end of the line for 18 Cougar seniors who arrived in Pullman with a promise to help rebuild and will leave having done exactly what they intended.
December 18, 2013

Cougar o-line confident, but face stern test

PULLMAN — You can tell Apple Cup week is upon us. Those two good outings by the Cougar offensive line in the wins over Arizona and Utah? Long gone and damned-well-better-be-forgotten headed into the big Friday tilt at Washington, says Washington State o-line coach Clay McGuire.
November 26, 2013

WSU OL progress has familiar feel for McGuire

SPOKANE – For WSU assistant Clay McGuire, the Cougar offensive line's progression is something he's experienced before – firsthand. McGuire, at the Spokane Cougar Club Luncheon this week, said he was originally recruited to play at Texas Tech by Spike Dykes, Sonny Dykes' father. But before LOI Day, Tech had hired a new coach, Mike Leach, and he didn't know if he still had a scholie offer.
November 20, 2013

A new Coug starter at the SAM for Saturday?

PULLMAN—The Cougar D looked different on Tuesday. A backup WIL was running with the 1s at SAM – and it sounds like he'll be there Saturday. Linebackers coach Ken Wilson weighed in. Meanwhile, the No. 1 offense had a fine day and the first team D had players flying around, DBs batting down balls and the d-line clogging things up. Also, Mike Leach discussed Dennis Erickson's impact on the game.
November 19, 2013

Monday Morning Quarterbacking with Alex Brink

WASHINGTON STATE STEPPED up and responded to a very difficult challenge in the desert with the win over Arizona to move to 5-5. And from what I saw, the key for the defense was that the Cougar linebackers and defensive backs showed something they hadn't in recent weeks… trust.
November 19, 2013

WSU NOTES: Mason is primed for the Utes

PULLMAN – This week's opponent, Utah, brings up some bad memories. It's possible that no game in 2012 was more disappointing than a 49-6 blowout at Utah. The year before, Utah escaped with a 30-27 overtime contest in snowy Pullman.
November 18, 2013

NOTEBOOK: Cougs' win has a special feel to it

TUCSON – Washington State's 24-17 triumph over Arizona on Saturday afternoon had a special feel to it, and that did not escape the Cougar players in the immediate aftermath of a tense, back-and-forth contest that was not decided until the final play.
November 16, 2013