Wulff's Way: geography, flexibility, r-shirts

PAUL WULFF AND STAFF only had six weeks to fit in a year's worth of recruiting, but that's all you need to spot the philosophical cornerstones that will guide Washington State's football recruiting efforts in the years ahead. Wulff is a man who knows how he wants to run things and the recruiting class he unveiled Wednesday illustrates that fact vividly.
February 7, 2008

New starters, injuries and a suspension

PULLMAN -- The Cougs ended the first practice of the week less one special teamer, as punter Darryl Blunt has been suspended indefintely for "conduct detrimental." Injury claimed a defensive end. Plus, there's a change in the defensive tackle rotation, says line coach Mike Walker. And all that doesn't cover the half of it.
October 2, 2007

COUGAR NOTEBOOK: Back to basics

LINEBACKER ANDY MATTINGLY and either Christian Bass or Xavier Hicks at safety figure to get a prime time chance to help shore up the Cougars' beleaguered defense this weekend against undefeated Arizona State in the wake of injuries that have shelved two starters. Meanwhile, for the doom and gloom crowd, Bill Doba has a different take on the rest of the season.
October 1, 2007

Cougs clock in early and roll into desert

OFFENSE, DEFENSE, HEIGHT, weight, size, speed. In the game of college football, all have changed markedly over the years. But there's at least one thing that's remained the same and ample evidence was presented on the Cougars' off day this practice week. Meanwhile, Washington State is healthy, a pair of defenders are showing improvement, and just how comfortable is Bill Doba headed into Tucson?
September 29, 2007

'Zona poses unique Xs and Os for Coug defense

ARIZONA HASN'T DISPLAYED an overly complex passing attack this season, utilizing about 8-11 pass patterns -- over and over -- said Bill Doba on Monday. But it's also an effective offense, he noted, putting up 27 points against Cal after falling in an early hole. As with any offense, a defensive gameplan for success is identifiable. But does Washington State's personnel fit well that scheme?
September 24, 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

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