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PULLMAN – Washington State coach Mike Leach’s scathing Monday comments? Those were but a prelude. Tempers were high and patience was low on the Tuesday practice field. The Cougar coaches had no patience for excuses, mishaps or poor play. The offense and special teams struggled and consequences followed. And the quarterbacks and wide receivers – they may STILL be going at it out on the Leach Beach…
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NEW STORY -- LEACH: Hell no, they're not tough
MIKE LEACH MADE it about seven minutes into his Monday press conference before he let fly. The question wasn't asked directly but that didn't stop the head coach at Washington State, clearly dismayed by the wide receiver play on Saturday. “Hell no, they're not tough,” said Leach at one point, referring to the wideouts.
MIKE LEACH HAS SCORED his fourth known verbal pledge from down south and the No. 14 overall commit in his 2013 class. The newest Cougar is rated 3-stars, hails from Alabama and will man the d-line at Wazzu -- he's a very athletic 6-4, 275-pounder with some serious quicks. How athletic and how much speed? Well, he's a d-lineman by trade but he also runs the ball for his high school team...
PULLMAN -- The Cougars responded. Twenty-four hours after a disastrous practice performance, Washington State came out with energy, putting forth a strong performance Wednesday evening. The offense was clicking for the majority of the afternoon, but coach Mike Leach is demanding more from his defense. One thing is for sure -- just about anything would be a step up from yesterday.
SEAN DOWLING would seem a perfect fit for Mike Leach’s Air Raid offense featuring wide splits on the offensive line. The three-star offensive tackle prospect has very good feet, excels in pass blocking and is a very athletic 6-6, 265-pounds with room to pack on the bulk. And he officially visited Pullman this week. But...
FOUR LITTLE-USED Washington State football players, none of whom have played this season, are no longer listed on the official roster and have left the program, Cougfan.com learned this morning.
A 3-STAR hoops prospect was in Pullman over the weekend and he tells CF.C the trip could not have gone any better. From Friday’s "ZzuMania" start to the hoops season, to a big surprise inside Beasley Coliseum during his tour, combo guard raved about his trip. Although he didn’t commit during his visit, he told CF.C he has a new top three. And Washington State is the school to beat.
CALEB NEWMAN, a 6-3, 225-pound linebacker from Lynden, burst onto the Washington State recruiting radar in May and subsequently earned a scholarship offer. He's off to solid start this season and after another great outing last Friday night he talked with Cougfan.com about Mike Leach, linebackers coach Jeff Choate, and his other suitors.
Fallbrook (Calif.) offensive lineman Sean Dowling, who committed to UCLA earlier this year, took an unofficial visit to Washington State over the weekend...
THE QUARTERBACK DEBATE. That remained the central topic among the media during Tuesday’s Pac-12 coaches’ teleconference as Washington State’s Mike Leach decides whether sophomore Connor Halliday and senior Jeff Tuel starts when the Cougars next play Oct. 27 at Stanford.
THERE WERE TWO defensive linemen from the state of Alabama who took official visits to Washington State this past weekend. CF.C readers yesterday caught the story of Gerald Sterling's verbal. The other visitor? While the national-type prospect didn’t commit to the Cougars, he did come away singing the praises of all things Washington State and a certain WSU assistant coach...
WHILE THE scoreboard in Pullman was on the fritz and the outcome of the game was less than hoped for, one thing was clicking for Washington State over the weekend: recruiting. A big lineman from the Sacramento area returned home Monday after tripping to Washington State and tells CF.C his Palouse impressions were lasting ones.
Scottsdale (Ariz.) Chaparral athlete Jake Roh left Washington State impressed.
TYLER BRUGGMAN WAS on his way home Monday following his official visit to Washington State but he did have a few minutes to talk while waiting in the airport. So what did the WSU coaches talk to him about after the game on Saturday?