Plan C for Diederichs

THE BUZZ AROUND CHENEY this past week was that J.T. Diederichs was headed to Eastern Washington. Originally penciled in to join Washington State's backfield this August, Diederichs did not meet academic eligibility requirements. The former junior college All-America and Ballard High running back talks about if his future plans, and whether they still include the crimson and gray.
August 5, 2006

RB spot has talent, questions as camp opens

MANY STORY LINES surrounding the Cougs with fall practice opening this weekend are on defense. But there are compelling tales waiting to be written on offense, too, particularly at running back where WSU needs to replace Jerome Harrison. DeMaundray Woolridge sits atop the depth chart but running backs coach Kelly Skipper has also made it clear he'll have plenty of competition starting on Sunday.
July 31, 2006


J.T. DIEDERICHS, in the middle of a packed travel schedule and back home in Seattle, didn't have much time to be chatting on his cell phone. A man of few words by nature, the star running back -- just as he does on the football field -- took the conversation straight to the end zone: He is sticking with the Cougars! He said he actually verbally committed to the Cougs awhile back but with his visit to Pullman this weekend, he's now ready to let the official word ring forth.
December 11, 2005

Cougars hosting 14 weekend visitors

IN THE BIGGEST gathering of the year, Washington State's recruiting efforts shift into overdrive today. Bill Doba and staff play host to 14 known prep and junior college standouts who will be in Pullman over the weekend to take in the crimson and gray experience. From playmakers to bulldozers to gridiron warriors and beyond, oh my!
December 9, 2005

WSU ground game draws attention of Diederichs

WITH ONE FINAL bowl game on tap this weekend before capping his junior college career, the focus for running back J.T. Diederichs now begins to shift to the next level. Travel plans to the university that signed him out of high school, Washington State, are set for Dec. 10. An All-American last season at Dixie State in St. George, Utah, Diederichs has taken note of WSU's success on the ground this season plus the fact three offensive line starters are back in 2006.
November 30, 2005