PULLMAN -- Scouts from about a dozen NFL teams, plus the CFL's B.C. Lions, kept their stopwatches close to the vest Wednesday as they put 10 WSU seniors through workouts. But the buzz coming out of The Bubble was that two Cougs wanting badly to improve on their showings from last week's NFL Combine did just that. And one of their 323-pound teammates looked downright swift motoring down the line.
March 8, 2007
HAD THINGS TURNED OUT differently, George Yarno might be presenting closing arguments these days. Instead, he and his 2006 Cougar linemen are putting together a remarkable season. As fine a job as the offensive line coach did in '05, when Jerome Harrison ran for the fifth- most yards ever in the Pac-10 and sacks allowed were few and far between, the work he's done this season has been better.
October 23, 2006
THE DEFECT HAS simmered there all season, leaking a little each week but for the most part patched up and presentable enough for public viewing. Washington State's offensive line, mostly solid in pass protection but increasingly suspect in the ground wars, has been staggered by injury -- and a historical constant, that being WSU's trademark lack of experienced depth.
October 16, 2006
DESPITE WASHINGTON STATE'S 21-3 loss to California, reports from across the West Coast praised the crimson defense that held the nation's No. 10 team scoreless after halftime with only 123 second-half yards. Preseason All-American Mkristo Bruce called Cal "the most relentless team" – more relentless than No. 3 USC, which the Cougars nearly beat on Sept. 30. Here's what the media is saying.
October 15, 2006
IT ONLY STANDS TO REASON. Last week's win in Corvallis saw the Washington State offensive line at full strength for the first time all season, and the unit probably had its least impressive showing of the year against OSU. The Cougar hosses appear headed back to the shuffling routine against Cal, with news that starting right tackle Charles Harris is dinged up and doubtful for Saturday.
October 12, 2006
THE WASHINGTON STATE DEFENSE flexed their muscles and the offense, powered by a dominant o-line, eventually put some crooked numbers on the scoreboard in the Cougs' 36-10 win at Stanford Saturday. From defense to offense and beyond, presented in living Technicolor, this exclusive crimson and gray pictorial, as seen through the CF.C photo lens.
September 25, 2006
BILL DOBA said Tuesday the Cougs will field at least two new starters on offense at Stanford, with return estimates now in on injured WR Chris Jordan and LT Bobby Byrd. The news doesn't get a whole lot better up front as another offensive lineman is "very questionable" for Saturday. There's also some positive injury news, though, as Doba said WSU could get back three key defenders.
September 19, 2006