TO BE HONEST, I had a lot of concerns when Washington State's spring drills started up a few weeks back. But, as it turned out, it was nothing some solid QB play, a swaggering defense, the gelling of the O-line, and a few dozen Marty Martin touchdown catches couldn't cure. But it has been the performance of one player in particular that has pleased me the most.
April 15, 2005
<b>ALLEN THOMPSON</b>, the talented running back from National City, Calif., who battled back from three years of injuries to play a key role for the 2004 Cougars, has decided to hang up his cleats. On track to graduate in the spring with a degree in sociology, he's passing up on a fifth year of eligibility. In addition, lineman <b>Brian Boyer</b> has opted to conclude his his career a year early.
December 7, 2004
AFTER A LOSS like the one to Oregon, says Cougar head coach <b>Bill Doba</b>, you often see the uniters come to the fore. And sometimes there are the dividers, too. Make no mistake, Doba says, this Cougar team will stick together no matter what. Plus, the complete injury report including who could be back for Stanford, why the Cougs didn't throw more to <b>Jason Hill</b> and more. Doba also had a message for the Cougar Nation - "Don't give up on the Cougs. We'll be back."
October 10, 2004
PULLMAN—After taking the bye week to consider the situation, the coaching staff has decided on the running back rotation for Oregon. The Cougs will also welcome back one of their starting defensive tackles on Saturday. Meanwhile, out on the field, the secondary turned in a couple of big plays in Monday's practice.
October 5, 2004
THE HELMETS DON'T go on till next week, but already there's enough injury news on the Palouse that WSU President Lane Rawlins may want to consider starting a medical school. OK, it's not really all that bad. And, in fact, some of the news is actually music to the ears, with a return to health giving the Cougs a big boost at running back. Plus, some young hands get a golden opportunity at receiver.
March 16, 2004