THE RECENT NEWS that Toby Turpin was booted out of Washington State for academic reasons prompted me to revisit the 2006 recruiting class that Turpin was part of. And what I discovered after perusing the list is that I've been all wrong. My long-held belief that WSU's 2004 and '05 recruiting crops were the Mother of All Busts has been torn asunder. The '06 class actually takes the proverbial cake.
April 21, 2010
THE COUGARS AREN'T quite halfway through spring ball -- a perfect time for our man on the sidelines to offer additional context and serve up some unique insights. In this CF.C Hour, correspondent Braulio Perez covers in depth the Cougar offense and defense, position by position, talks special teams plus offers some final thoughts on Washington State's spring drills and what it all means.
April 6, 2010
PULLMAN – The Cougars held their first official scrimmage of the spring and the defense had another solid day in the eyes of Paul Wulff, while the offense also showed glimmers of good things to come for the 2010 season. That offensive charge Saturday was led by RB Chantz Staden. Defensively, Anthony Laurenzi, Brandon Rankin and the rest of the Cougar defensive line were making waves.
April 3, 2010
DURING POLITICAL SEASON, the outcome of some races requires weeks of recounts to determine a winner. The only difference between that and the defensive-tackle position at WSU is that every week is a new election -- and the outcome often changes. Meanwhile, a true freshman who is redshirting might have found a new position.
November 5, 2009
THE OFFENSIVE LINE has not been a strong point for the Cougars this season, even with both starting guards back this past game. WSU coach Paul Wulff bemoaned the lack of protection quarterback Jeff Tuel received in Saturday's 40-14 loss against Notre Dame in San Antonio. But if there are changes on an o-line that allowed five sacks against the Irish, Wulff said they will be on one specific side.
November 1, 2009
WHEN THE WSU coaching staff wasn't busy with recruiting activities Sunday, they sat down and watched game tape from Saturday's season-opening 39-13 loss against Stanford. Cougar running backs were among those who stood out, said Paul Wulff. But there is also plenty that needs to improve.
September 7, 2009