PULLMAN - With so many Cougar defenders playing various positions this spring, a post-spring defensive depth chart needs to be filled out in pencil and with a big eraser always within reach. On the other hand, that flexibility is one of the primary reasons Washington State fans have reason to be confident about the 2017 counterpart to the Air Raid.
May 5, 2017
SPOKANE — The Crimson team won big on the scoreboard, beating the Gray team 35-10 in Washington State's annual spring game at Joe Albi Stadium. Senior quarterback Luke Falk continued to look like a star for the Cougars, starting for Team Crimson and finishing the day 21-for-30 for 191 yards and two touchdowns. But the running backs and Cougar D also grabbed some of the spotlight.
April 22, 2017
PULLMAN – The heavy rotation up front on the Cougar D this season isn’t because Joe Salave’a has suddenly become altruistic. It’s requires that every player in the DL rotation prove their case each and every day, says Salave’a. CF.C’s Zach Anders asked Salave’a to run down his group for the CF.C lens and wound up with these insights and nuggets from Washington State’s defensive line coach.
October 26, 2016
THESE FOUR TRUE FRESHMEN won’t redshirt this season after seeing action in Washington State’s season opener. Meanwhile, five Cougars made their first start on defense in Week One. And 10 players all told on Saturday night made their Washington State debuts.
September 6, 2016
LEWISTON – Joe Salave’a is looking for flexibility on the d-line having lost two of three starters. That’s why nose tackle Robert Barber has spent some time at tackle, and Daniel Ekuale has gotten reps at the nose. Meanwhile, Washington State’s d-line coach also named one of the steakeaters behind the starters who stepped up on Monday.
August 8, 2016