New starters, injuries and a suspension

PULLMAN -- The Cougs ended the first practice of the week less one special teamer, as punter Darryl Blunt has been suspended indefintely for "conduct detrimental." Injury claimed a defensive end. Plus, there's a change in the defensive tackle rotation, says line coach Mike Walker. And all that doesn't cover the half of it.
October 2, 2007

DOBA: Cougs will get defense turned around

FOR THE DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR and head man of the Cougs, Tuesday and Wednesday will be busy days this practice week. Bill Doba said Monday the staff will take a look at making some changes up front on the defensive line -- maybe. He also opined, in a wide ranging discussion, on the offensive line, running game, all things defense, special teams, injuries plus a whole lot more.
September 3, 2007

PHOTO ESSAY 4: Final Scrimmage

PULLMAN - Many of the Washington State playmakers had strong showings in Saturday's third and final scrimmage of fall camp -- quarterback Alex Brink, receiver Charles Dillon and cornerback Devin Giles to name but a few. Cougfan.com presents an exclusive crimson and gray 21-shot fall pictorial of the action in glorious, living Technicolor -- veterans and youth alike.
August 20, 2007

SCRIMMAGE 2: D rules but Dillon, others sharp

PULLMAN -- The Cougar defense came out hotter than the Martin Stadium turf as the Washington State Cougars returned to the Martin Stadium Wednesday for the second scrimmage of fall camp. The Cougar D stifled the offense the first two possessions, not allowing the football to cross the goal line.
August 16, 2007

EVENING SESSION: Doba on D; injury news

PULLMAN--Bill Doba loves to talk football almost as much as he loves to coach it. And when Doba gets to coach and talk defense, well, life doesn't get a whole lot better for Washington State's head man. Doba, depth chart in hand, sat down prior to Sunday night's practice and provided a position-by-position analysis of the Cougar D. Also, some injury news at 'backer, observations, plus much more.
August 12, 2007

EARLY SESSION: Rough morning for OL, D shines

PULLMAN—Many football fans pay no attention to offensive linemen. Worse, the remaining few a) think they know more than they do or b) need to study game tape before drawing conclusions. Usually, that is. Friday morning, for the second straight day, anyone with decent eyesight and the knowledge that a football has pointed ends could readily see the Cougar o-line overwhelmed by the D once again.
August 10, 2007

Walker cautious, but optimistic, about DTs

WSU DEFENSIVE TACKLES coach Mike Walker was all smiles a year ago as he pondered the immense depth of his unit. Nowadays, after a season and off-season full of injuries, his outlook for the upcoming campaign is more guarded. However, good news on the rehab front and improved play among the backups puts him in an optimistic frame of mind with the start of fall camp just six weeks away.
June 18, 2007

CHAT SUMMARY: George Yarno 'unplugged'

GEORGE YARNO covered all bases Thursday in a lunch-time chat session with CF.C regulars. From returning starters Kenny Alfred and Bobby Byrd to rising stars Micah Hannam and Joe Eppele. From a starting five if the season began today to a trio of improving walk-ons, he covered the territory. Among the other topics were the Lesuma brothers, Grady Maxwell's work ethic, and a whole lot more.
June 7, 2007