THE CF.C VIDEO CAMERA was on hand, along with pro scouts from the NFL and CFL, as a dozen Cougars took part in Washington State's annual Pro Day workout. An exclusive look from CF.C at some of the drills, including Markus Dawes' vertical leap which generated plenty of oohs and ahs, Michael Bumpus, now with the Seahawks, returns to Pullman to lend support and weighed in, plus much more.
March 12, 2009
JOHNNY FORZANI, THE speedy wideout from Canada who enrolled at WSU last week, has to be the most unique story in the nation this recruiting season. And now his tale takes on more intrigue. After reviewing tape, Scout.com's West Coast analyst says he was struck by Forzani's first step, his explosiveness and his size. So the kid was awarded a three-star rating. Here's what's remarkable about that.
January 21, 2009
FORMER WSU sackmaster Mkristo Bruce is livin' large. The Jacksonville Jaguars have signed him to a two-year contract. And he and wife Evelyn are expecting child No. 2. "We are a Coug family all the way," Mkristo tells CF.C. "My wife and I graduated from Wazzu and our son Mkristo Jr. was born in Pullman -- we gotta figure out a way to have our next child in Pullman to keep the tradition going!"
January 16, 2009
PULLMAN -- Washington State kept on fighting. And the 101st Apple Cup turned into an epic that gave the Cougs four victories out of the last five against the Huskies. From the CF.C lens; Louis Bland, Tyree Toomer, Greg Trent, Chima Nwachukwu, Kevin Lopina, Brandon Gibson, Xavier Hicks, Andy Mattingly, Matt Mullennix, Paul Wulff and one very large statue representing Cougar Pride.
November 23, 2008
WHEN JEFF McQUARRIE produced his remarkable feature film on the colorful history of Washington State football, he devoted a segment to great players who starred for the Cougs when the Ws were few and far between. Bernard Jackson and Jerome Harrison were among those featured. After this season of woe, I think two more names could qualify for the list. Brandon Gibson obviously is one of them.
November 13, 2008
PULLMAN -- As captured through the CF.C lens, Xavier Hicks, Marshall Lobbestael, Kenny Alfred, Adam Hineline, Greg Trent, Logwone Mitz, Michael Willis, Paul Wulff, Fevaea'i Ahmu, Brandon Gibson, Mike Graise, Chris Ivory, Alfonso Jackson, Dwight Tardy, Ben Woodard, Tyree Toomer and more.
September 28, 2008
IT SEEMS LIKE yesterday when Will Derting's career came to an unexpected end and Greg Trent, a true freshman from a small Dallas suburb, was thrust into prime time. Today, it's Trent who is the elder statesman of the Cougar D. Like Derting, he hits like a freight train – a fact driven home in the season opener against Oklahoma State when he knocked a Cowboy return man back to the Jurassic era.
September 24, 2008