WASHINGTON STATE's linebacking corps, already thinned by the dismissal of C.J. Mizell, is going to be another man down. In a wide-ranging, one-on-one interview with Cougfan.com, Mike Leach said that injury-plagued Louis Bland is hanging up his cleats. That's just one of a number of notable developments Leach shared. Here's the first in a two-part summary of what the Cougars' head coach had to say.
February 8, 2012
Starting left tackle Brian Kilkenny, and starting left guard David Lose, along with backups Matt Davis and Jason Haas leave an offensive line that helped set over 20 team offensive records the past two seasons. This year the Beavers set records in points (433), touchdowns (53), field goals (19), passing yards (4,265), total offense (6,019), first downs (308), and yards per play (5.68).
January 8, 2004
Speaking with many of the beaver faithful there seems to be a consensus of guarded optimism heading into fall camp. Not many are willing to go out publicly and predict a Pac 10 championship or even a BCS bowl appearance. However, there is that little voice in the back of our collective heads that says "we can win it all!" Not just the Pac 10 title but the Sugar bowl as well.
August 1, 2003