No shortage of intrigue as Leach forms staff

TRYING TO get a read on how Mike Leach will fill his staff at WSU offers an extra dose of guesswork because he's been out of the game for two years. Moreover, one of his right-hand men at Tech for all 10 seasons there, defensive coordinator and assistant head coach Ruffin McNeill, is now a head coach himself -- one who brought a host of Leach disciples with him and turned two into coordinators.
December 4, 2011

Moos shakes up the Pac-12 with Leach hire

PULLMAN – Bill Moos, who has vowed to change the "culture" of Washington State athletics, may have changed the landscape of Pacific-12 Conference football for years to come when the Cougars announced Wednesday that offensive guru Mike Leach has agreed in principle on a five-year contract as head coach.
November 30, 2011

Talking linebackers, Stanford w/ Chris Tormey

PUNDITS AND FANS this season are talking about Andrew Luck in historical terms. What makes him so special? And how do you defend him? We put those and other questions to WSU linebackers coach Chris Tormey..
October 11, 2011

Talking 'backers and more with Chris Tormey

THE FIRST LOSS of the season may have slightly dimmed the optimism of some fans, but not Chris Tormey. Washington State's linebackers coach hates to lose as much as anybody but with the Pac-12 slate about to begin, he believes the Cougars are going to make a lot of noise in the weeks to come.
September 19, 2011

Talking 'backers, recruiting w/ Chris Tormey

PLEASED BUT NOT SATISFIED. That's an apt way to describe Chris Tormey's take on his group after his first game as the Cougars' linebackers coach. CF.C was able to grab the widely respected coach and recruiter in between staff meetings on Monday for a revealing Q&A…
September 6, 2011

Tormey has solid, deep group for '11

PULLMAN--Quality depth has been steadily building the past three classes at Washington State. And perhaps no defensive unit is more reflective of that progress than linebacker. First-year WSU linebackers coach Chris Tormey spoke with CF.C about his LB corps and gave us the scoop on the competition for playing time, including the exploits of an uber-versatile LB and a walk-on who is turning heads.
August 16, 2011

ROUNDUP: Crimson NW Elite news and notes

WSU COACHES Chris Tormey and Mike Levenseller, both of whom have in-state recruiting territories for the Cougs, were busily chatting up the recruits at the Nike Northwest Elite football camp on Friday. It was another Cougar coach, however, who was the most animated. An injury update on the current roster from Paul Wulff and more nuggets...
June 13, 2011