Questions for Cougs after OSU's beat down

PULLMAN -- With everything to play for, favored Washington State put a definitive fork in its bowl hopes Saturday against Oregon State. In the wet, miserable process, off target Alex Brink -- aided by the porous left side of his offensive line -- ensconced himself as the most jeered Cougar of the modern era. And Bill Doba's hot seat may finally have reached the boiling point.
November 17, 2007

Questions surround Cougar backfield

WASHINGTON STATE could offer up some interesting personnel looks in the backfield Saturday. Chris Ivory returns but his conditioning is a question mark having missed extended time. Kevin McCall started last week with Dwight Tardy out for the year, but now McCall's availability for Stanford is unclear. What to do? Well, notes Bill Doba, Kevin Lopina was an option QB in high school...
November 8, 2007

NOTEBOOK: Bowl hopes, Mattingly, 3-4 and more

WASHINGTON STATE MUST win their final three games if they are to have a shot at a bowl game this season. In a wide ranging press conference on Monday, Cougar head man Bill Doba talked Stanford, recruiting, Tavita Pritchard, Cal, the 3-4 defense, where Andy Mattingly might fit best down the road and much more.
November 5, 2007

Except for QB play, Cougs looked solid at Cal

THE CRAMPED VISITOR'S locker room at California went dark Saturday. I'm not sure from pre-game reports if the lights went out suddenly or never came on at all, but we're told the tunnel leading the Cougars from their dressing space to the playing surface at Memorial Stadium was without light for some time, leaving 60 football players and their coaches groping their way to daylight.
November 3, 2007

UPDATED: McCall center stage with Tardy out

FIFTH-YEAR SENIOR Kevin McCall will make his first-ever start in crimson Saturday at Cal with Dwight Tardy out for the rest of the season after injuring his ACL on the final cut of his 51-yard TD run against UCLA, Bill Doba said Thursday afternoon. What does it mean for the WSU offense this weekend and beyond? Chris Ivory? Marcus Richmond? Answers within.
November 1, 2007

Cougar Notebook: Bears, Bruins and more

WASHINGTON STATE IS A 14 1/2-point underdog for Saturday night's battle at Cal, but those long odds didn't pose any threat to the sunny skies created by the Cougars' big win over UCLA. Head coach Bill Doba was buoyant Monday, sharing humorous text messages from his play-calling drywaller, and saying the win -- WSU's first in Pac-10 play since last October -- gave a Texas-sized shot of enthusiasm.
October 29, 2007

PHOTO ESSAY: Cougar D slams UCLA; Tardy soars

PULLMAN -- A stifling crimson curtain of defense was draped over the true blue and gold of UCLA on Saturday in Martin Stadium. A healthy dose of Dwight Tardy was seen early and often while Alex Brink's precision passing chewed up yards and time of possession. presents this exclusive crimson and gray pictorial of the Cougs' 27-7 win over the Bruins in glorious, living Technicolor.
October 28, 2007


WASHINGTON STATE unleashed a defense the likes of which hasn't been seen on the Palouse since 2003. The Cougars also rolled out a rushing attack that may not make people forget Jerome Harrison but nonetheless put Dwight Tardy and the hosses at center stage. The result was sweet nectar for the Cougar Nation. WSU knocked off Pac-10 co-leader UCLA 27-7 Saturday in front of a vocal Pullman crowd.
October 27, 2007