Seen & Heard 3/19

THE FOOTBALL SEASON doesn't start for another five months, but already the pundits are out with forecasts. And while you'd expect that the Cougars -- returning few starters on defense and losing five key skill players on offense -- would get another snubbing the way they did last pre-season, I'm pleased to report that at least one national analyst understands what we faithful know: Washington State has a great program. Not a great <i>team</i>, but a great <i>program</i>.
March 19, 2004

Brink, Smith shine during second scrimmage

PULLMAN -- WSU head coach <b>Bill Doba</b> always sees the positive side. "We're a little banged up but at least we're building depth," Doba said. With backup quarterback <b>Chris Hurd</b> out due to an inflamed knee and <b>Jermaine Green</b> sitting out most of the day because of a tight back, two unlikely candidates -- freshman quarterback <b>Alex Brink</b> and senior running back <b>Jonathan Smith</b> -- stepped into the spotlight Saturday morning during the team's second scrimmage.
August 16, 2003

Brink, Smith shine during second scrimmage

PULLMAN -- WSU head coach <b>Bill Doba</b> always sees the positive side. "We're a little banged up but at least we're building depth," Doba said. With backup quarterback <b>Chris Hurd</b> out due to an inflamed knee and <b>Jermaine Green</b> sitting out most of the day because of a tight back, two unlikely candidates -- freshman quarterback <b>Alex Brink</b> and senior running back <b>Jonathan Smith</b> -- stepped into the spotlight Saturday morning during the team's second scrimmage.
August 16, 2003

The Joe Cougfan Report, No. 2

PULLMAN - - Here it is, column No. 2. I'm feeling cocky already. I'm thinking about ending a few sentences with prepositions and using some borderline curse words just to see how far I can go. I'm all about testing limits, as long as those limits aren't physical. For those limits, I prefer to sit on my rear and watch others, which makes me a fan.
August 14, 2003

Kegel perfect in first scrimmage

PULLMAN -– Forget the fact this is his first year starting at quarterback, <b>Matt Kegel</b> says if he isn't comfortable behind center after four years in Pullman then no one could be. And comfortable he was last night, putting on a clinic in marksmanship in the first scrimmage of the season.
August 14, 2003

Akey high on defense

PULLMAN – When Washington State defensive coordinator <b>Robb Akey</b> talks, people listen. And what he's saying lately is music to the ears of a Cougar Nation.The vocal coach has nothing but praise for his crimson-clad defenders,as he should, considering their game has been air tight the entire spring and so far this fall camp.
August 8, 2003

An Oscar for recruiting?

<b>ROBIN PFLUGRAD</b>, WSU's football recruiting coordinator for the last two years and assistant head coach for the last two months, may have missed his calling. Based on the enthusiastic reaction of a packed house of Cougar fans Friday night, Pflugrad also has a future in film-making. He put together and narrated an Oscar-worthy highlight reel of WSU's newest class of football recruits.
March 17, 2003