TWO COUGARS WERE DRAFTED over the weekend right about where most pundits envisioned, and four others considered on the bubble were signed quickly as free agents. Indeed, other than Brady Quinn's big slide, the only head-turner for me over the weekend was this discovery: Only one of the 32 players taken in the first round hailed from the Pac-10. LSU, meanwhile, produced four picks and Miami three.
May 1, 2007
FOR COUGAR WATCHERS, about the only certainty during this weekend's NFL draft is that Jason Hill will be picked on the first day. The consensus among the array of forecasters is that the record-setting wideout will go somewhere between the middle-second and high-third rounds. But for Hill's nine teammates who also are looking for a shot at pro ball this year, the outlook ranges widely.
April 24, 2007
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
JASON HILL IS slated to be drafted as high as the first round, but for the rest of the outgoing WSU senior football players looking for a shot at pro ball, today offers a huge opportunity to make a statement. It's Pro Day on the Palouse, as scouts from several teams will put prospects through their paces. Linebacker Scott Davis says he's just looking for a chance to get on the free agent radar.
March 6, 2007
FIVE WASHINGTON STATE SENIORS are forecast by Scout.com to have their names called in the upcoming NFL Draft. Before decision day comes on April 28-29, in New York, there will be personal workouts, the combine and a host of other criteria and events that will help determine their pecking order in "The League."
February 19, 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