Post-spring depth chart on D: Eraser required

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

Standouts galore in WSU spring game

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

Hilinski shows off his good, and not-so-good

PULLMAN — In the Cougars’ last practice before the Crimson and Gray game, an under-the-weather Mike Leach led a short afternoon practice Thursday with his players in only half-pads.
April 20, 2017

What we’ve learned this spring: WSU defense

PULLMAN — After five spring ball practices, the competition has been elevated across all positions on the Cougar defense. But in the early going, one Washington State position grouping has yet to hit cruising altitude.
April 3, 2017

Three Coug DL get early praise from Phelps

PULLMAN — Two days of spring isn't nearly enough time to offer a full evaluation but new Washington State defensive line coach Jeff Phelps had no problem rattling off the names of three Cougars who have already caught his eye.
March 27, 2017

CFC TV: Earn your keep, says WSU’s Salave’a

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 4 true freshmen Cougs won’t redshirt

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

CFC TV: WSU's Salave’a breaks down DL, depth

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