THE NFL DRAFT is a couple weeks away, and the 2017 Cougars are but midway through spring ball -- but some are already thinking about how high Luke Falk and Cody O’Connell could go a year from now in the 2018 NFL draft. Case in point, one site has Falk and O’Connell as the Nos. 2 and 3 players available at their respective positions.
April 10, 2017
PULLMAN – A year ago Cody O'Connell was a guy who had never started a game. So what was it like for the fifth-year senior All-American to take on a leadership role and work with the younger offensive linemen for the first time this spring? What’s the No. 1 thing new defensive line coach Jeff Phelps was focused on with his group on Day One of spring ball? CF.C talks to O’Connell, Phelps, plus running back Jamal Morrow too.
March 24, 2017
THE GENERAL RULE of thumb is for football players to gain weight over the winter and into spring ball, before leaning up with the conditioning work that kicks in after spring and throughout the summer. And Cody O’Connell, Derek Moore, Andre Dillard and others are certainly bigger this spring.
March 23, 2017
WASHINGTON STATE boasts three of the Pac-12’s top 10 returning players in 2017, according to Pro Football Focus. Only one other team, also in the Pac-12 North, can say the same. And check out the PFF data on Cougar unanimous All-American left guard Cody O’Connell.
March 1, 2017
WHEN YOU REWIND the clock on previous Cougar recruiting classes under Mike Leach, you can draw a line between the 2013 crop and a WSU football program with 13 conference wins the past two seasons. This class was loaded. Yes, like all classes there was some attrition, but on whole the 2013 class was the backbone of the Washington State resurgence on the gridiron.
February 14, 2017
WASHINGTON STATE returns three of five starting offensive linemen in 2017 but also will be replacing two longtime fixtures among the starting five. The 15 spring football practices, Clay McGuire tells CF.C, is going to tell him a lot. The Cougar o-line coach shared lots of o-line insights in this Q&A with Cougfan.com.
February 8, 2017
PRO FOOTBALL FOCUS tweeted yesterday that its grading of college offensive tackles for 2016 is complete and Washington State junior right tackle Cole Madison -- the Pride of Kennedy Catholic in Burien -- landed at No. 2 in the country.
January 14, 2017