Cougar offensive line primer

THE COUGARS RETURN in 2008 four starting offensive linemen, usually a recipe for success in the the Pac-10. And Kenny Alfred is indeed a very big bright spot for the Cougars up front. So why weren't Paul Wulff and new o-line coach Harold Etheridge smiling more often during the offseason? And which position figures to see the highest pitched starter's battle beginning on August 5?
July 23, 2008

Mike Graise's Diary: Week Four

PULLMAN -- What's going on Cougs, Graise here. Sorry for the delay in getting a diary done, it's been a busy couple of weeks. We're back from the holiday and ready to go. But before we were able to enjoy a couple days off prior to the 4th of July, we had a potential issue on our hands -- maintaining focus during our workouts.
July 7, 2008

Gary Rogers' Diary: Week One

PULLMAN -- Hey Coug fans! This is Gary Rogers and I will be doing my best to keep you updated on what the Cougars are doing in Pullman this summer. The second summer session has begun and so our team is back on the Palouse and ready as ever. Some players even stayed for the first session, which began May 5th, right after school got out.
June 13, 2008

The new offense: Reflections from spring ball

PULLMAN -– Aside from coaches and players, I'm pretty sure I saw more of WSU's spring football workouts -- all 15 practices and/or scrimmages -- than any person on Planet Coug. With a bulging notebook and a head full of images, it seemed only appropriate to pen a few reflections on it all. In the first of a two-part series, here's my rundown on the offense ...
April 28, 2008

WULFF: Time to get nasty on offensive line

MEAN, NASTY, ATHLETIC and detail oriented. That's what Paul Wulff wants in his offensive linemen. He embodied those qualities himself during his WSU playing days as a four-year starter at center. After all, how many o-linemen start trading punches with their quarterback in the huddle? Plus, Wulff offers up candid comments on his starters, three who could challenge them, and much more.
April 16, 2008

Spring Ball Day 3: Full Contact

PULLMAN--The Cougs donned full pads for the first time on Thursday and for the most part, the offense ruled the day. Gary Rogers looked very much at home in the new, fast-paced offense and Daniel Blackledge turned in the catch of the young spring. Meanwhile, on defense, Markus Dawes looks hell bent on making up for lost time -- watching him do battle with Brandon Gibson has been a treat.
March 21, 2008

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. Cougfan.com presents this exclusive crimson and gray pictorial of the Cougs' 27-7 win over the Bruins in glorious, living Technicolor.
October 28, 2007