Xavier Cooper motivated by conference snub

LEWISTON -- Xavier Cooper, a genial sort by nature, turns into 300 pounds of nastiness when he straps on a football helmet. Not to mention when he recalls that Pac-12 coaches left him off the all-conference team last year.
August 12, 2014

Cougfan at 15: The supreme technician

A SIMPLE TEXT MESSAGE from a former pupil now in the NFL serves as a microcosm on the coaching acumen of Mike Levenseller. When the former WSU receivers coach sent Marquess Wilson a text recently congratulating him on his stellar debut with the Bears, the response back spoke volumes.
August 21, 2013

Gordon "Gordy" Shaw joins Idaho staff

MONDAY AFTERNOON IDAHO ANNOUNCED THE HIRE OF GORDY SHAW as the new offensive line coach and running game coordinator for the Vandals. Shaw, Hawaii's offensive line coach the last three seasons, brings over 30 years of experience to the Idaho staff, including a 13 year stint at Minnesota of the Big Ten where he coached 2005 Outland and Rimington Trophy winner Greg Eslinger.
February 18, 2012

No shortage of intrigue as Leach forms staff

TRYING TO get a read on how Mike Leach will fill his staff at WSU offers an extra dose of guesswork because he's been out of the game for two years. Moreover, one of his right-hand men at Tech for all 10 seasons there, defensive coordinator and assistant head coach Ruffin McNeill, is now a head coach himself -- one who brought a host of Leach disciples with him and turned two into coordinators.
December 4, 2011

Mike Levenseller, Ryan Leaf and destiny

RYAN LEAF'S new book about his four years at Washington State goes on sale this weekend. Cougfan.com has secured this fascinating one-chapter excerpt that figures to whet the appetite for more.
October 12, 2011

By the numbers: Wazzu vs. SDSU

WHAT'S THE LINE for the WSU-SDSU matchup now? How big of a day does Jared Karstetter need to set a school record? Just how ridiculous is Marshall Lobbestael's QB rating? The answers to those questions plus many more numbers, facts, figures and stats.
September 16, 2011

A closer look at receiving records

THEY'VE BEEN CALLED the deepest group of wide receivers at Washington State in potentially the last 20 years. That naturally begs the question, what kind of numbers might the Wazzu receiving corps put up in 2011?
July 25, 2011