A crimson explosion on D brings Wazzu back

PULLMAN -- They say that defense wins games. And truer words were never spoken about the Cougars on Saturday, even though they seemed a virtual impossibility with a couple minutes left in the third quarter.
September 19, 2009

Time for O to play a little D vs. Hawaii

THE INJURIES ON defense likely means the Cougar offense will need to control the clock and make the most of their scoring opportunities if WSU is to come out on top against Hawaii. Fortunately for Cougar fans, Washington State appears in a position to be able to do just that.
September 11, 2009

Wulff is familiar with run and shoot

WSU'S OPPONENT on Saturday will throw frequently. That's because second-year Hawaii coach Greg McMackin retained the run-and-shoot offense featured under his predecessor, June Jones, now at Southern Methodist and whom the Cougs meet in Week 3. Wazzu head man Paul Wulff said Thursday he's quite familiar with the run-and-shoot.
September 10, 2009

PRACTICE REPORT: Special teams focus

PULLMAN -- Special teams, anything but on Saturday in the opener, continued as a major area of focus today for the Cougs. The practice session also provided an opportunity for redshirt frosh Jay Matthews to get some work not only with the 2's, but also with the No. 1 defense.
September 9, 2009

Wulff talks QB, Hawaii, more

KEVIN LOPINA WILL retain his starting position for at least another week. WSU coach Paul Wulff said during Tuesday's Pac-10 conference call that he felt Lopina managed the game better in Saturday's 39-13 season-opening loss against Stanford. Over on defense, a new face might see some time in reserve role. And a Cougar WR has reportedly been arrested.
September 8, 2009

Wulff points to Hawaii off game film study

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

Cougars crisp all around, Norrell shines

PULLMAN--The Cougars had to set their alarms earlier than normal this morning for an 8 a.m. practice -- sometimes that means a bit of lethargy creeps in. But this morning on the Palouse saw crisp play in team drills, by both offense and defense alike. Kevin Norrell was a grabmaster, the No. 1 d-line was strong against the run, while their o-line counterparts provided solid pass-pro, plus more.
August 22, 2009