SEATTLE -- Coach Bill Doba wasn't especially thrilled with Washington State's execution in the first half but ultimately, the Cougars' sharpened focus --- on both the lens and the scoreboard --- revealed itself in Wazzu's 48-7 triumph over Grambling State. Here's a CF.C exclusive photo essay of the Crimson horde as the Cougs dispatched the Tigers Saturday at Qwest Field to go 3-0 on the season.
September 18, 2005

Cougs earn high marks from Doba; two DEs injured

COUGAR HEAD MAN BILL DOBA said Saturday night there was little not to like in WSU's 55-21 win over Nevada. The Cougs prepare for Grambling State in fairly good health, though defensive ends Adam West and Lance Broadus are expected to miss the Seattle game. Doba singled out a number of players for their performances Friday, including a senior receiver who might have earned more PT. Also, Grambling's size and speed has Doba putting his game face on now.
September 10, 2005

Doba a day after: A good learning experience

IF HE WERE TO write a script for a first game, Bill Doba said he would have penned one much like the game against Idaho, where the Cougs had to compete hard for a full 60 minutes. There were some rookies and veterans who came in for some praise from the head man of the Cougs on Friday evening and an evaluation of the offensive and defensive lines.
September 2, 2005

FALL CAMP DAY 18: Ahmu or Olson in for Pitoitua?

IT WAS EXPECTED that Fevaea'i Ahmu was going to start at some point over his Cougar career, but that timeframe might have been moved up significantly. Either Ahmu or Bryan Olson is expected to get the nod less than a week from today with starter Ropati Pitoitua sidelined for 6-8 weeks with a broken leg suffered during Thursday's practice.
August 26, 2005

Mkristo Bruce's Diary: Week Two

PULLMAN -- Coug fans, Coug fans of all ages! It's another entry in the diary of Mkristo Bruce! If you think you know, you have no idea. Since the first week, the players have upped the difficulty level -- increasing the iron and amping up our intensity. Only the strong survive around here. There's no room for half-measures if we want to win the Pac-10 championship. While I've been working out during these voluntary summer sessions, there have been some young guys turning my head.
June 23, 2005

Full speed ahead

PULLMAN -– Quarterback U may soon be an outdated description for Ol' Wazzu. It has nothing to do with the ample talents of <b>Matt Kegel, Chris Hurd, Josh Swogger</b> or <b>Alex Brink</b>, but rather the impressive stable of running backs <b>Bill Doba</b> will have at his disposal this season. Case in point: Wednesday's scrimmage.
August 14, 2003