Posted September 26, 2013 on
THE COUGS HAVE dropped four straight contests at CenturyLink Field in Seattle and most prognosticators are picking No. 5 Stanford to make it a five in a row on Saturday night. But the Cougars took the Cardinal to the brink in Palo Alto last year, and the 2013 version of Washington State looks much improved.
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If Steven Spielberg ever tires of making classics, he may have a future in comedy.
Spielberg was at USC, which awarded him an honorary degree in 1994, this week to talk to some film students. He apparently took some questions, too, setting him up for an awesome burn after the Trojans got edged by Washington State 10-7 earlier this month.
Steven Spielberg was at #USC today. He was...
Washington State president Elson S. Floyd took Steven Spielberg's trolling of USC as a chance to show off a little school pride a few weeks after his Cougars beat the Trojans 10-7.
It'll probably be raining Saturday in Seattle. Of course, Stanford is gunning for another downpour of sacks and interceptions as Washington State stands in the way of the Cardinal and a perfect September. Here's the skinny.
Don't look now football fans, but Mike Leach is quietly rebuilding the program at Washington State. The Cougars have already notched one upset this season, if one can call beating the once mighty USC Trojans an upset. But they did beat the Trojans 10-7 at the Rose Bowl, so that has to count for something. Before that, they did lose to Auburn by a touchdown at Auburn.This weekend...
PULLMAN — Washington State’s pass coverage has stifled opposing receivers throughout the season and that was no different during Thursday Night Football. The Cougars’ cornerbacks were quick to converge on the ball, while the safeties provided excellent coverage over the top. Also, CF.C caught up with DL Coach Joe Salave’a and LB coach Ken Wilson and discussed the team’s defensive front.
IT WAS AN ODD past week for the prep football seniors who have verbally pledged to Washington State. A couple had big showings, while a few didn’t play a single down in their respective contests. A future crimson linebacker had an especially big week, helping lead his team to a decisive victory.
SPOKANE -- Mike Leach had a starring role in one cut up of game tape that no Washington State player or coach ever wants to be in, Cougar outside receivers coach Dennis Simmons told a gathering of fans this week in Spokane at the weekly Cougar Club luncheon.
THE NAYSAYERS, WELL, they do have a bit of a point. Washington State has played lights out on defense the past three weeks, allowing 253 yards or less in all three games and they held one of those opponents, then-No. 25 USC, to under 200 yards. Those are remarkable numbers in this day and age and they should be celebrated. But there is one caveat to all of this…
YOU CAN TAKE the No. 18 middle linebacker prospect off the board - Chandler Leniu tells CF.C he is headed to Washington State. There was a moment this past weekend -- when the three-star prospect out of Bellflower, Calif. was on his official visit in Pullman -- where he suddenly knew that he was going to be a Cougar. It happened when he met the head football man at Washington State.
Some of Stanford's depth will have to flex its muscles against an improved Washington State team Saturday. Read about Josh Garnett's development as a pull blocker as he heads into his first career start back home in Washington.