WSU team football awards: The envelope please

WASHINGTON STATE recently handed out its team football awards the school said in a release, honoring the senior class and standout performers of the 2014 season. The award winners included junior o-lineman Joe Dahl (pictured above).
February 18, 2015

14 Cougar seniors bid farewell vs. Huskies

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

Cougfan TV: A DL snapshot with Joe Salave’a

PULLMAN – Fall camp for the 2014 WSU defensive line was in large part about trying to find legitimate interchangeable and rotational pieces up front. Did the Cougars accomplish that? D-line coach Joe Salave’a answers that question, gives a snapshot of true freshman Ngalu Tapa’s progress, talks about a Cougar running back (or two) that has challenged his d-line and more …
August 22, 2014

Volero: State of the Union at the WSU Buck

WHEN IT COMES to the BUCK position at Washington State, first things first – in looking over the updated 2014 roster, are there depth concerns? That was one of the many things we asked assistant coach Paul Volero on Friday in his assessment of the position coming out of the spring. And his answer may surprise you.
May 23, 2014

COMMENTARY: Sacks, pressure go up in 2014

THE COUGAR DEFENSE in 2014 needs to up their sack totals (considerably) and they need to get more consistent heat on the quarterback. In a recent CF.C talk with defensive coordinator Mike Breske, there's reason to believe that's going to happen because of what's going on in one specific area.
May 12, 2014

Countdown to WSU spring ball: Defensive Line

FANS AND MEDIA tend to get caught up in player weights when it comes to college football and that especially holds true on the defensive line – bigger is better, right? Not always. And that only adds to the WSU defensive line intrigue this spring.
March 26, 2014

WSU Chalkboard: Breske breaks down the E

ONE OF THE more versatile Cougars this past season in the tackle box for defensive coordinator Mike Breske was Destiny Vaeao, who played both BUCK and defensive end in the Cougars' base 3-4. But in 2014, Vaeao figures to focus on just one of those spots.
January 16, 2014

Sources: Starting Coug DE won't play in Bowl

THE COUGARS' STARTING defensive line has suffered a blow for Saturday's upcoming New Mexico Bowl, two independent sources with knowledge of the situation tell Cougfan.com. Toni Pole, who has started 10 games up front this season on WSU's 3-4 defense and played in all 12 contests, has been sent home by Mike Leach due to academic ineligibility and will not play in the Cougars' bowl game.
December 18, 2013