Found September 14, 2012 on Optimum Scouting:
As the saying goes: Some football is better than no football. And while most people won’t care all that much about the previously horrendous Pac-12 team vs. a consistently struggling Mountain West team, it is a chance to see a handful of future NFL prospects along with the Mike Leach offense back in action as the only football on tonight.

Leach has the chance to utilze a senior quarterback with potential NFL ability along with a junior receiver that may be among the best at his position in all of college football.

Jeff Tuel, QB, Wash State – 6’3, 221, #10
As of right now, Tuel isn’t a lock to play in their match-up against the easy foe of UNLV. He’s recovering from a knee injury in last week’s game, and with Connor Halliday on the bench, they won’t feel pressured to play Tuel. Tuel has flashed NFL ability in the past, with ideal size and, when he has a clean pocket, has the velocity control and downfield accuracy to perform well. But he’ll need to prove he can stay healthy and has enough natural talent to be worthy of a draft pick. And even if he does play, executing the likely route of UNLV won’t be too beneficial for his draft stock.

Marquess Wilson, WR, Wash State – 6’4, 185 #86 (JUNIOR)
If it wasn’t for the USC receivers, you could make a strong case for Marquess Wilson to be the top receiver in the Pac-12, even battling with Cal receiver Keenan Allen. The long, lanky, needing to add bulk receiver has been a fantastic downfield receiver, timing his jumps well, getting vertical in a hurry, and showing subtle separation downfield. As a short area receiver, he showcases good body control and positioning in routes, but still lacks that physical strength to win battles through traffic.

Travis Long, DE, Wash State – 6’4, 245, #89
An explosive, next level edge rusher, Long is one of the few potential NFL talented defensive players on the roster, regardless of class. Built ideally for a 3-4 outside linebacker, Long showcases the balance to set the edge and finishing ability in the backfield to be a productive edge sealer in the run game and obviously get to the passer when possible. He doesn’t have ideal suddenness to the outside and lacks great inside counter rush moves, but has some depth in rush moves and doesn’t get knocked off his rush all too often.

Other Potential Prospects to Watch:
Andrei Lintz, TE, Washington State – 6’5, 252 #87
Dan Spitz, OT, Washington State – 6’7, 300 #71
John Lotulelei, OLB, UNLV – 6’0, 235, #55

WSU NOTEBOOK: Will it be Tuel or Halliday?

LAS VEGAS – Mike Leach is an accomplished football coach, but his greatest skill might be his ability to answer a question at length without providing an answer. Alas, it is the reporter’s solemn duty to ask questions. So, Mike, who’s it going to be at quarterback next week – Jeff Tuel or Connor Halliday?

Future Coug talks WSU, other offers

IS FUTURE COUG Demarcus Ayers still rock solid to WSU? The 3-star WR prospect out of the Dallas area verballed to Wazzu and Mike Leach in June but his recruitment continued to explode – he now has 20 offers. And reports have followed he may be looking around. Is there an official visit date to Pullman? Where do other schools stand with him? For answers, we went to the 5-11, 173-pounder himself.

WSU looks good -- in flashes

CALL IT A one-week aberration. Six days after running the ball against Eastern Washington as much as he has in his 11-year coaching career, Washington State coach Mike Leach finally unleashed the Air Raid offense. That hardly means Friday’s 35-27 win at UNLV was a masterpiece, though.

McWashington: It's all about the process

FOR CLOSE TO A decade now, the Cougar faithful have longed for reasons to holler beyond the Pabst Blue Ribbon-induced shouts to the skies. With Bill Moos' hiring of Mike Leach we feel as though it may be our time again. As I sat in the radio booth during last Saturday’s win over Eastern Washington, I jotted down a couple of notes that I wanted to share with my fellow Cougs.

Clarity's A Comin'

  Hello Cougar Nation.  A terrific Friday to you all. ARE YOU READY FOR SOME COUGAR FOOOOOTBALLLLLL? In case you can't tell, I am as jacked for tonight's game as just about any that I can remember... So, without further ado, let's click on the ole jumperoo... +++++ Nation, I gotta tell you, this one tonight feels like a new beginning.  I mean, ever since we...
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