Cougar Secondary patching the holes

PULLMAN -- With four members of WSU's secondary doubtful for Idaho, Ken Greene said Wednesday one starting corner job belongs to a Cougar rookie if Don Turner can't go Saturday. Greene also penned a rising junior as the first player off the bench for the safeties. And the secondary has bid farewell to Kerry Maddox, although injuries are not a factor in the loss of the true freshman.
September 6, 2006

18 with Akey: A fascinating day in the life

SIX HOURS IN A torrential downpour, chasing a little white ball through 6,600 yards of grass, can tell you a lot about a football coach. When one member of our foursome fired a shot that went astray, Robb Akey did what comes naturally. "Get back there and fire another one," he said with infectious confidence. "Hit that thing straighter then you ever have."
June 5, 2006

Greene is succinct: Corners aren't cutting it

PULLMAN –- During his playing days, as a WSU All-American and NFL mainstay, Cougar secondary coach Ken Greene built a reputation as a hard hitter. So it comes as no surprise that he would cut straight to the chase when asked how things are shaping up at cornerback -- one of the team's biggest areas of concern heading into the '06 campaign. He didn't name names, but made it clear that the two guys penned in as starters coming into the spring could find themselves playing second fiddle this fall.
April 14, 2006

Not most coveted but maybe most valuable

ANDY MATTINGLY, ANTHONY HOUSTON and Trevor Mooney are the marquee prep pick ups of Washington State's new recruiting class while Charles Dillon, J.T. Diederichs and Derrell Hutsona are the big names coming in from the junior college ranks. But if you had to go with the Most Valuable Pickups in the '06 class you'd be hard pressed to find two better candidates than cornerbacks Brian Williams and Kerry Maddox.
February 9, 2006

Doba: Class of 2006 not yet complete

COACH BILL DOBA gushed Wednesday about the bevy of talented skill-position players WSU picked up this recruiting campaign. But just because LOI Day has come and gone, don't think Doba and his staff are done with recruiting. Far from it, in fact. The Cougars may be reeling in a handful more athletes -- primarily on defense -- between now and August, the head man told reporters in a brief visit.
February 1, 2006