PULLMAN -- For the first time in three years, Washington State will go into spring drills without an experienced long snapper. The graduation of Alex Den Bleyker, who quietly held down the job for 40-straight games, opens a battle royale featuring three walk ons. It's a trio that could be loosely characterized as the athlete, the wide load, and the bodybuilder.
January 22, 2015
PULLMAN— With the opener at Auburn exactly one week away, the Cougs took to Martin Stadium on Saturday. But someone forgot to tell the QBs. They started off sloppy, but ended up picking up the pace in the team session. Meanwhile, the depth at long snapper is looking thin -- CF.C asked Mike Leach and Eric Russell about that and other areas on special teams.
August 24, 2013
CHRIS RUBIO, who has made a career out of tutoring long snappers, still recalls the first time Gonzaga Prep's Jerred Sonneborn drove down the highway from Spokane to Lewiston for a private lesson. He saw an overweight, unathletic high school sophomore who had no business taking the field for special teams' play.
February 3, 2013
WSU ASSISTANT COACH Eric Russell has been a man on a mission since his arrival at WSU to improve the special teams units. This weekend, Russell and the Cougars will host a long snapper prospect who is no stranger to the Palouse. And he tells CF.C it's been a dream of his since he was a kid to don the crimson and gray.
January 31, 2013
Gonzaga Prep OL Jerred Sonneborn (Spokane, WA) is still looking for that first offer, but a number of schools have been showing interest, including Boise State and Idaho. The talented O-lineman took an unofficial visit to the University of Idaho & Boise State just a couple weeks ago & came away impressed with both programs. He spoke to BroncoCountry.com about his visits and his upcoming season
April 20, 2012