OFFENSIVE LINEMAN Grady Maxwell's Cougar career, on hold with knee problems since his first day on campus, never got started. Neither did fleet footed Skylar Jessen's. The door remains slightly ajar but indications from the head athletic trainer at Washington State are that the outlook is ominous for the big man from Tacoma whose first cousin is Marcus Trufant and the running back from Spokane.
March 10, 2008
ON IT'S EAR. That's where Washington State has turned the conventional wisdom regarding offensive line youth development. While most of the focus deservedly is on the early season success of two new starters, don't discount the emergence of the true freshmen. Meanwhile, Alex Brink after a record setting performance Saturday, picked up where he left off in Tuesday's practice session.
September 11, 2007
WSU GUARD Andy Roof has been suspended for the fall semester and football season following a series of legal and personal troubles, and o-line coach George Yarno will be forced to reshuffle his already thin unit. Roof, a fourth-year-junior from Spokane, started five games the last two seasons and was expected to become a key cog this year. What it all means for the line and offense going forward.
July 26, 2007
PULLMAN -- Cougar Nation! I know Mike Graise has been keeping you up to date on the defense and the progress we've been making throughout coach Rob Oviatt's summer conditioning. I'm here to add what I've seen the last six weeks in Pullman, and from an offensive perspective. This summer, especially, I've noticed an attitude change in our team as a whole -- my teammates are simply hungry to win.
July 13, 2007
GEORGE YARNO covered all bases Thursday in a lunch-time chat session with CF.C regulars. From returning starters Kenny Alfred and Bobby Byrd to rising stars Micah Hannam and Joe Eppele. From a starting five if the season began today to a trio of improving walk-ons, he covered the territory. Among the other topics were the Lesuma brothers, Grady Maxwell's work ethic, and a whole lot more.
June 7, 2007
PULLMAN -- Things looked decidedly dim at defensive end when starting DE Matt Mullennix was lost to a knee injury in fall camp. Proven depth was thin, and the big junior looked to be on the verge of finally being healthy, and making some serious noise once the season started. But after it was clear he wouldn't be hitting the turf this year, the Cougars looked to Lance Broadus.
October 3, 2006
OFFENSIVE LINEMAN Chris Bush is a first. In all my years of crimson watching, I can't remember a time when the Cougs snared a prospect from another school because WSU's entrance requirements were lower. Two years ago, you may recall, incoming freshman Lawrence Ball failed to gain admission on the eve of August workouts, yet was in uniform for Arizona a week later.
August 17, 2006
PULLMAN -- The Cougars don't start truly cracking heads until Thursday out on the Palouse when the players will don full pads, but there's been no shortage of high flying highlights in the early days of fall camp. Presented in living Technicolor, this crimson and gray 17-photo pictorial, as seen through the CF.C photo lens.
August 8, 2006