IN 2013, AS PART of a series commemorating the 15th anniversary of Cougfan.com, we polled the brain trust to determine the single-most compelling individual in the crimson orbit since we launched into cyberspace in 1998. The vote was unanimous.
May 24, 2016
WASHINGTON STATE color analyst and one-time quarterbacking star Jason Gesser fired up a series of recruiting trail insights and zingers on 700 AM ESPN in Spokane yesterday. Among them: Luke Falk was all-but-gift-wrapped for Idaho in 2013 when the new coaching staff there rescinded the scholarship offer.
February 2, 2016
THERE WILL BE a moment of silence for Elson Floyd at Saturday’s season opener against Portland State (11 a.m., Pac-12 Network) and the Cougs will wear patches on their uniforms all season in his honor. All 454 student-athletes plus all of Washington State's coaches were at Floyd’s memorial on campus last week, said Bill Moos.
September 2, 2015
THE GROUP OF former Washington State quarterbacks is a close-knit fraternity. Each new starter leans on the guys before him for on-field advice and off-the-field counsel. It's not easy playing quarterback under the microscope in Pullman. At a school that cares deeply about football, you carry the mantle of the players before you and are expected to uphold a tradition.
October 6, 2014
THE FINE LINE in college coaching between stability and polishing up the resume was never clearer for Washington State quarterbacking legend Jason Gesser than it was this past season. Two plays, one at Nebraska in the opener and another against San Jose State at mid year, effectively were the difference between the Wyoming Cowboys going 7-5 or the staff, including Gesser, being swept out.
March 6, 2014
COLLIN HENDERSON was so confident the play would work, he told TV color commentator and former Cougar quarterback Clete Casper not only that it was coming, but when it was coming. Mike Bush was just worried about selling the block that would allow him to spring free and turn the call into paydirt.
December 7, 2012