Seen & Heard on Planet Coug 11/16

IF THE EARLY RETURNS are any indication, I'd say Kyle Weaver's off-season work on his long-range jumper paid off. The senior swingman is a multi-dimensional tour de force, but his three-point shooting has never been anything to write home about. Coming into this year, he connected on just 21 percent of his 89 career trey attempts. So far this season he's a perfect 4-for-4.
November 16, 2007

DOBA: D-line going 4x4 for Seattle game

WHAT DO YOU do for Week 2 if your defense gave up nearly 500 yards to Wisconsin in the season opener? Well, for one, if you're Bill Doba, you break out a crimson 4x4 up front. The starting d-line will have a new look against San Diego State and a new face or two will also be rotating in. A cornerback whose future looked very murky earlier in the week will travel, plus tons more news and notes.
September 6, 2007

Brink zones in, Rogers struggles

PULLMAN –- It wasn't a red letter day for the Cougs on Tuesday, who looked a tad sluggish after two days off. But it definitely was a red-zone day. The team spent two hours in the afternoon sun, teeing things up first with special teams work before devoting time to the part of the game that hurt them badly late last season: the red zone.
August 22, 2007

PHOTO ESSAY 4: Final Scrimmage

PULLMAN - Many of the Washington State playmakers had strong showings in Saturday's third and final scrimmage of fall camp -- quarterback Alex Brink, receiver Charles Dillon and cornerback Devin Giles to name but a few. Cougfan.com presents an exclusive crimson and gray 21-shot fall pictorial of the action in glorious, living Technicolor -- veterans and youth alike.
August 20, 2007

MORNING SESSION: Cougs back on the move

PULLMAN -- Washington State players were back on the move at Tuesday's first practice after a day off on Monday. Coach Bill Doba spoke openly after the session about, among other things, an interesting change of pace. Action on the field included a receiving veteran turning in the catch of the day and one of the starting 'backers crashing the backfield so fast he almost could have taken the snap.
August 15, 2007

EVENING SESSION: Doba on D; injury news

PULLMAN--Bill Doba loves to talk football almost as much as he loves to coach it. And when Doba gets to coach and talk defense, well, life doesn't get a whole lot better for Washington State's head man. Doba, depth chart in hand, sat down prior to Sunday night's practice and provided a position-by-position analysis of the Cougar D. Also, some injury news at 'backer, observations, plus much more.
August 12, 2007

Spring Ball Day 10: D-line looking solid

PULLMAN—The overall state of the Cougar defense may yet hold some questions but one area looking like a strength is the defensive line. In the trenches against the Cougs looks especially tough with key players returning, new talent emerging and an injured playmaker well on the road to recovery. Coach Mike Walker and inside man Ropati Pitoitua both talked D following a charged practice Thursday.
April 6, 2007

SCRIMMAGE 1: Offense rules the day

PULLMAN—It was wall-to-wall sunshine but even the skies had a hard time on Friday matching the picture perfect performances of QBs Alex Brink and Gary Rogers in the Cougs' first spring scrimmage. There were solid hits and head-turning feats on defense but the offense ruled the day, scoring five touchdowns. Despite the shining stat line, Bill Doba is thankful the 2007 season is still a ways away.
March 30, 2007