WASHINGTON STATE'S aim to develop a deep-threat receiving option this season is going to be a bit more challenging than anticipated. The fastest member of the wideout corps, senior-to-be Johnny Forzani, ran into academic trouble and is now planning to try and head to the CFL this summer, according to sources close to the program.
March 16, 2010
THE UPDATED WEIGHTS for the Cougar footballers are in. The numbers, as they were in the spring, remain striking. There are many who have gained 15-20 pounds, and more, since last year. Then there are players who put on the bulk before the spring, then trimmed and repackaged it this summer to add quickness. CF.C charts the progression from fall of '08, to the '09 spring, to today.
August 11, 2009
PULLMAN--Full pads won't come into play for a few days but the first practice of Wazzu's spring session had it's own crackling intensity. In exclusive CF.C video the sights and sounds of the first day, Paul Wulff, Todd Sturdy and Steve Broussard all weigh in plus a closer look at the running backs. But it wasn't all positives today for the Cougs, as four more players have been suspended by Wulff.
March 26, 2009
YOU MIGHT THINK Xavier Hicks, the Cougs' second leading tackler last season, 13 career starts under his belt plus the fact he was clearly one of Wazzu's best players on defense in 2008, you might think a guy like that would have the starting free safety job heading into spring drills. Not the case, says safeties coach and co-defensive coordinator Chris Ball. Nobody, says Ball, has an inside track.
March 19, 2009
PULLMAN -- The offense executed much better, the defense looked sharper, and there were big hits on both sides of the ball. Indeed, it was the Cougs' best scrimmage of the spring as Gary Rogers, Matt Eichelberger, Brandon Gibson and others turned in top-shelf performances. It wasn't all good news, however, as one of the starting members of the secondary may be going under the knife.
April 5, 2008
PULLMAN -- Washington State players were back on the move at Tuesday's first practice after a day off on Monday. Coach Bill Doba spoke openly after the session about, among other things, an interesting change of pace. Action on the field included a receiving veteran turning in the catch of the day and one of the starting 'backers crashing the backfield so fast he almost could have taken the snap.
August 15, 2007
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
PULLMAN -- The sights and sounds Sunday on the Palouse can mean only one thing -- Cougar Football is back! The Washington State 2007 preseason kicked off with the first of 28 scheduled practice sessions and the action out on Rogers Field was fast, loud and furious. CF.C presents an exclusive crimson and gray fall camp pictorial in glorious, living Technicolor. And a bit old school black and white.
August 6, 2007