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
PULLMAN -- The Cougar defense has been impressive all spring long but may have made its biggest statement yet in the first spring scrimmage. Whether it was the pass rush getting to the quarterback, the athletic linebackers making plays in space or the secondary blanketing receivers, the Washington State D made things difficult for the offense all scrimmage long.
April 9, 2016
ONLY ONE STARTER, nose tackle Robert Barber (pictured above) returns on the d-line this spring at Washington State. But with up-and-comers Hercules Mata’afa, Daniel Ekuale, Hunter Mattox, Logan Tago (RUSH) and others, can the Cougs match, or even surpass, the unit’s production of a year ago?
March 18, 2016