PULLMAN -- With Alex Brink throwing for more than 100 passes over the last two weeks, the Cougar ground attack, impressive early in the season, has slowed to a crawl. The slide from averaging nearly 170 yards per game the first three weeks to just 71 over the last three, is all about tailoring your offense to what the defense is doing, WSU running backs coach Steve Broussard said Tuesday.
October 9, 2007
PULLMAN -- The Cougars on Saturday face a USC team some call their best ever. A high scoring offense with numerous weapons -- and a stifling defense -- offer a big impediment to Washington State's upset plans. The Cougars finished the non-conference slate without any major injuries but as the team began preparing for the No.1 ranked Trojans on Tuesday, a handful of key players did not participate.
September 19, 2007
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
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
FOUR PLAYERS, INCLUDING two starters, will not be present next week when veterans report for the start of the 2007 Cougs' fall camp. Andy Roof, who has started five games and was expected to be a key player up front at right guard, has been suspended for the semester. Along with Roof, another starter -- on defense -- plus two reserves, one on offense and one on D, will also miss the '07 season.
July 26, 2007
PLAYING LINEBACKER ISN'T LIKE playing cornerback. It's not as conducive to a true freshman contributing right away. In '05 and '06, Greg Trent, who has 19 starts his first two years, had safety nets on both sides in veterans Scott Davis and Steve Dildine. Now, it's Trent who is the linebacking corps' seasoned leader. A recent trip back home to Texas illustrates his commitment.
June 21, 2007
PULLMAN — Senior starter Alex Brink was sharp on Day 4 of spring workouts. Quarterbacks coach Timm Rosenbach talked about playing time for junior Gary Rogers. And with the spring session still young, the Cougs slowed things down a bit Monday, eschewing some of the full contact stuff to focus on player and position-specific drills. Still, there were big hits and highlights aplenty.
March 27, 2007
NEWS LAST WEEK THAT three Cougar basketballers -- Robbie Cowgill, Daven Harmeling and Aron Baynes -- landed on the Pac-10 All-Academic first team is just the latest evidence of the quiet revolution underway in recent years inside the Washington State athletic department. A recent NCAA report puts WSU and Stanford among the Pac-10's elite when it comes to the academics of its athletes.
March 26, 2007