PULLMAN -- All the spring practices, summer practices, fall practices, weight lifting, video sessions, position meetings, road trips, wins and losses -- and yes, there were far too many of the latter – come to a conclusion Saturday for the 20 seniors on the Washington State football team. Few, if any, will ever play football again.
November 29, 2010
BEING RECOGNIZED FOR ACADEMIC HONORS is becoming a habit for the Washington State football program under Paul Wulff. In 2008, the Cougars under Wulff tied for tops in the Pac-10 for the most honorees named to the Pac-10 Conference All-Academic team. In 2009, they did it again. This year, WSU led all schools in first team selections with seven.
November 17, 2010
PULLMAN – Monday was a day of change, both anticipated and unanticipated, for the Cougs. As expected, the offensive line rotation was at full pitch with the season ending forearm fracture suffered by LT David Gonzales. But the coaches had another wrinkle in store, too. Redshirt freshman LB Arthur Burns made his return to the offense, and the running back position he starred at as a prepster.
October 19, 2010
THE COUGARS SEEMINGLY have used myriad combinations to cobble together a starting lineup on the offensive line during Paul Wulff's tenure. That is partially because of talent issues, but no position has been affected more by injuries in Wulff's three-year tenure at Washington State. A new combination will be required this coming week with the Cougs' starting left tackle now lost for the season.
October 17, 2010
WASHINGTON STATE COACH Paul Wulff said injuries are beginning to impact his team's depth as it heads into Saturday's game against Arizona -- now without three senior mainstays. Wulff broke down the Wildcats' prolific passing game, gave an update on status of linebackers Jamal Atofau and Andre Barrington following their arrests Sunday, talked about the development of his walk-on program and more.
October 14, 2010
SO WHAT DO you get when you match up the No. 1 offense in the nation against the almost-worst (No. 118-ranked) defense in the nation? Oddsmakers say the answer is a 36-point margin of victory for Oregon. The better answer is this: A Cougar offense that needs to devour massive chunks of clock time if this one is going to be anywhere near respectable.
October 6, 2010
THE PLAN FOR redshirts was pretty clear during his first two seasons. A year ago Paul Wulff wanted to use two true freshmen, but ended up with five because of injuries, as well as ability. But when the Cougars (1-1) play at 12:30 p.m. Saturday (CBS College Sports) at SMU, Wulff said during his Thursday teleconference that there will be another true freshman who will play for the first time.
September 16, 2010
PULLMAN - The Cougar offensive line has been mixing and matching from spring ball to fall camp and continuing on through to present day, with that oh-so-crucial ingredient –- depth -- building as the players takes reps and responsibilities at various positions. Tuesday's practice featured more machinations.
September 15, 2010