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PULLMAN – The Cougs battled frigid temperatures on the practice field Tuesday evening, but looked sharp and full of energy. Head coach Mike Leach named a starting quarterback for Saturday, and outside linebackers coach Paul Volero said any statements that allege abuse or mishandling during halftime at Utah were false.
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Last Saturday Washington State star wide receiver Marquess Wilson accused head coach Mike Leach of abuse in a letter in which he also announced that he’d quit the team. The Washington State responded to the allegations Monday. “There is no truth about it at all.” He described Wilson as a disgruntled player. “Sixty five people [...]
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One of the predominant reasons Mike Leach was fired at Texas Tech a few years ago was due to his behaviour towards the players. Many reports indicating that he had several tirades which included abuse. So it cannot come as a shock that similar rumors have surfaced at Washington State in his first year at the helm. None of these accusations have been 100% confirmed with enough evidence...
Mike Leach, Washington State's head football coach, talks with Matt this week about what has been a challenging first season as head coach. They discuss the idea of trying to change the losing culture; his players' low expectations of themselves; and why the future looks bright. Plus, he talks about his recent ban of Twitter, his impressions of the Pac-12 conference, and...
What a week it was for the Washington State football team. Their star receiver, Marquess Wilson was announced as “suspended” from the football team, with rumors that the junior would never come back. Then, just two hours before kickoff of this weekend’s game vs. UCLA, Wilson released a statement about “abuse” by Mike Leach and his coaching staff.In what are very serious...
IT HAS NOT quite lived up to the hope of providing Washington State fans their first bowl since 2003. But coach Mike Leach said during his Tuesday Pac-12 football coaches teleconference that he is not discouraged about the state of the program as Washington State plays its final road game of the season at noon Saturday at Arizona State (TV: Pac-12 Networks).
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SPOKANE – Washington State athletic director Bill Moos said he met with head football coach Mike Leach “for about an hour Sunday” regarding receiver Marquess Wilson’s well-publicized physical abuse accusations and “a variety of things,” including recruiting.
Mike Leach spent two years out of coaching after allegations of player mistreatment cost him his job at Texas Tech. Now at Washington State, Leach is facing a similar situation.
Marquess Wilson left the Cougars prior to their 44-36 loss to UCLA on Saturday citing the coaching staff’s preference to “belittle, intimidate and humiliate” the players as the chief cause. Wilson also...
Unquiet on the Western Front
Mike Leach in trouble?
Washington State president Elson Floyd is calling on the Pac-12 to investigate claims by former Cougar wide receiver Marquess Wilson's allegations of player abuse by head football coach Mike Leach. (The Seattle Times)
Mike Leach is a jerk.
Because Johnny Ginter said so. (Eleven Warriors)
Stay classy, USC.
Whether it’s a winless record in the Pac-12 or accusations of mental abuse by Head Coach Mike Leach and his staff, these are turbulent times in Pullman. Cougfan.com’s Barry Bolton discusses ASU’s next opponent and some of the issues that have affected the program in 2012.
Phoenix (Ariz.) Brophy Prep quarterback Tyler Bruggman, who pledged to Washington State in June, remains firmly committed to Mike Leach and the Cougars.
That game was Oregon-close, which is to say Oregon was comfortable in the 4th quarter, but still one or two weird plays away from a loss. That’s as opposed to twenty absurd plays away from a loss. Elsewhere, don’t look now but the Puppy Dawgs grabbed their third straight by demolishing Utah in Washington’s best performance of the season.
UCLA jumped out to a huge lead against...
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Welcome to the 2nd to last week of Cougar football. We are heading to the desert to take on Sparky’s Devils who find themselves with their once promising season on the rocks. Tempe is a place where, historically, Cougar dreams have gone to die. This season our dreams are already as dead as Julius Caesar, so we have that going...