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Leach still believes in 64-team college football playoff

Washington State likely won't be in the College Football Playoff discussion anytime soon, but head coach Mike Leach wants to make it more fair for everyone. Many are calling for the playoff to be expanded from four teams to eight or 16. The always opinionated Leach wants it to be more like college basketball March Madness.  "Sixty-four," he told ESPN.com's Heather Dinich. "Why not...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mike Leach still wants a 64-team playoff in football

Former Texas Tech head coach and current Washington State head coach Mike Leach has not been shy about voicing his opinions on expanding the playoff for the college football national championship. Even before the current format was approved over three years ago, Leach was speaking out about how he thinks football should crown a champion in the same way one is crowned in basketball…a...
Via Campus Sports Net
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Pac-12 Coach Advocates 64 Team College Football Playoff

Washington State coach Mike Leach wants a 64 team college football playoff field for the FBS, and his ideas aren't too far fetched.
Via Gamedayr
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mike Leach: 'Why not' have 64 teams in College Football Playoff?

Washington State head coach Mike Leach is without question a creative person. When asked about the College Football Playoff format, Leach brought his A-game to the table. Leach doesn't just want to see the College Football Playoff expand, he wants to bring it to March Madness levels. "Sixty-four," he said when asked how many teams he'd put in the playoff. "Why Not?"Leach said the...
Via Fox Sports
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Sorry Mike Leach, but a 64-team College Football Playoff is unreasonable

Washington State football coach Mike Leach is known for saying some crazy things, and his latest quote is crazy-awesome—but it’s a little unreasonable, too. According to ESPN’s Brett McMurphy, the 54-year-old coach believes the four-team College Football Playoff isn’t big enough. Mike Leach reiterates that college football should have a 64-team playoff — Brett McMurphy...
Via Sportsnaut
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Phi Kappa Theta Fraternity House Photos: Washington State University

The Phi Kappa Theta fraternity house at Washington State University is one of the nicest fraternity houses on the West Coast. To see photos of...
Via COED
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Sigma Nu Fraternity House – Washington State University

Sigma Nu’s fraternity house at Washington State University is one of the nicer houses on the West Coast. Check out photos from the interior and...
Via COED
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Leach on the hot seat?

After just a couple of seasons in Pullman, could it be time to pull the plug on the Mike Leach era at Washington State? It seems implausible, especially given the success he found with the team in 2013, but weirder things have happened.ESPN's Ted Miller explains why Leach's seat could be a little bit warm at WSU. Miller gave Leach's hot-seat rating a three out of five, by far the...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

2016 4-Star DT Jordan Elliott Reveals The 5 Schools He’ll Take Official Visits To

Jordan Elliott, a four-star defensive tackle in the 2016 class, is currently committed to Houston. The 6-foot-4, 305-pound prospect from the Texas city was a huge get for Tom Herman’s program.  The Cougars will have to fend off college football’s power programs if they want to keep him, though.  Elliott revealed today that he’ll be taking official visits to Alabama, LSU,...
Via College Spun
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington State to play more under center in 2015?

The Washington State Cougars ran just one play under center in 2014; however, it seems as though the team may be looking to put their QB under center more often this upcoming season.Despite the fact that head coach Mike Leach loves to run his offense out of the shotgun, he has been known to mix it up and line his QB under center. He's proved as much at other stops, such as Texas...
Via Fox Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

BYU Wild Card Players in 2015

You'd be hard-pressed to find a team that plays four more high-profile games than BYU does in the month of September. The Cougars open at...
Via Athlon Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington State Cougars Finally Look To Maul Their Way Up Standings In ’15

The Washington State Cougars haven’t exactly been a powerhouse in the Pac-12 conference or college football, in general. That isn’t about to change suddenly in 2015, but there is plenty of reason for Cougars fans to hope for a positive step forward this season, as new defensive coordinator Alex Grinch shakes up the team’s base 3-4 defense to include an extra defensive back...
Via WSU Football Blog
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Yeoman Work: The Golden Age Of Houston Football

In a closing ceremony for old Robertson Stadium at the end of the 2012 season, the Houston Cougar football program — soon to begin work on a new stadium which opened last year — wanted to spike the football. Bill Yeoman, shown above, was just the man to do it. Houston is trying to make some magic this season under a new coach, Tom Herman. As the Cougars, in the American Athletic...
Via Bloguin Best
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Yeoman Work: The Golden Age Of Houston Football

In a closing ceremony for old Robertson Stadium at the end of the 2012 season, the Houston Cougar football program — soon to begin work on a new stadium which opened last year — wanted to spike the football. Bill Yeoman, shown above, was just the man to do it. Houston is trying to make some magic this season under a new coach, Tom Herman. As the Cougars, in the American Athletic...
Via The Student Section
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Should BYU get the first call if the Big 12 expands?

The potential expansion of the Big 12 has been the big buzz around college football lately. Recently, a panel of ESPN analysts were asked which non-Power Five program should get the first call should the conference expand and the BYU Cougars were the overwhelming choice. ESPN's Jake Trotter, Brandon Chatmon and Max Olsen each agreed that if the Big 12 added a team, BYU, led by the...
Via Fox Sports
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Should BYU get the first call if the Big 12 expands?

The potential expansion of the Big 12 has been the big buzz around college football lately. Recently, a panel of ESPN analysts were asked which non-Power Five program should get the first call should the conference expand, and BYU was the overwhelming choice. ESPN's Jake Trotter, Brandon Chatmon and Max Olsen each agreed that if  the Big 12 added a team, the Cougars would be the...
Via Fox Sports
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Cougars get three more commitments

The Washington State Cougars coaching staff has a very busy Wednesday as the team added three more verbal commitments.The first player to commit to the Cougars was 2017 DB prospect Tayari Venable. Shortly thereafter, WSU added 2016 recruits WR Grant Porter and DB Skyler Thomas.Both Porter and Venable are 3-star prospects, according to Rivals.com. Thomas is not rated by Rivals yet...
Via Fox Sports
27 days ago  |  Discuss

How to survive outside the Power 5: Win and win big

Life can be tough outside the Power 5, but for BYU coach Bronco Mendenhall the key to keeping up with college football's elite programs is pretty simple. “We will schedule the best teams that will play us and we will play them anytime and anywhere,” Mendenhall said on during Wednesday’s media day. Mendenhall isn’t lying. The Cougars will begin the season playing at Nebraska...
Via Fox Sports
June 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Elson Floyd's legacy lives on at Washington State

Washington State University president Elson Floyd passed away over the weekend and it outpouring of emotion following the news was incredible.Brian Floyd of SB Nation's Cougcenter wrote a nice piece on Floyd's enduring legacy at WSU, which can be found here.Here's a snippet from the piece:"The fact that everyone here has been sharing their thoughts about Elson Floyd, both publicly...
Via Fox Sports
June 25, 2015  |  Discuss

WSU signs WR Josiah Westbrook

The Washington State Cougars have added to their 2016 recruiting class. Josiah Westbrook, a two-star wide receiver from Bellingham, Wash., has committed to the Cougars.Westbrook is listed at 6'2" and 177 pounds. He projects as an outside wide receiver going forward and has drawn comparisons to current WSU receiver Gabe Marks.Westbrook carried offers from WSU and Hawaii and was also...
Via Fox Sports
June 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Cougars sign 2016 QB D'jimon Jones

Washington State's recruiting hot streak continues as they've landed 2016 QB recruit D'jimon Jones from Federal Way, Wash.Jones is a dual-threat QB and is a three-star recruit, according to Rivals. At Federal Way HS, Jones has played QB and cornerback. Washington State has already landed its future QB in the form of 2016 recruit Ian Book, so it seems likely that Jones could move...
Via Fox Sports
June 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Cougars add JUCO CB Kirkland Parker

The Washington State Cougars have added another player to their 2015 recruiting class. They've signed junior college cornerback Kirkland Parker from Blinn (Texas) College.Parker chose WSU over offers from Purdue and others. He is reportedly 6'0" and 185 pounds and has three years of eligibility left. In eight games last season for Blinn, Parker had two interceptions and three pass...
Via Fox Sports
June 18, 2015  |  Discuss

BYU adds 7-foot-3 walk-on Alan Hamson

The BYU Cougars men’s basketball team added a great deal of size, specifically in 7-foot-3 walk-on Alan Hamson. Darnell Dickson of the Provo Daily Herald reported the story. Hamson is currently finishing up a 2-year LDS mission in California, but should suit up for the Cougars soon. There’s also a bit of family history here, as his mother was an All-American basketball player...
Via Campus Sports Net
June 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Cougars listed at 40/1 odds to win Pac-12 title

The Washington State Cougars are currently listed as 40/1 odds to win the 2015 Pac-12 championship.Here is the complete list of current Pac-12 odds: Oregon 9-4USC 11-4 Stanford 5-1UCLA 5-1Arizona St. 6-1Arizona 7-1Utah 10-1California 18-1Washington 30-1Wash. St. 40-1Colorado 50-1Oregon St. 50-1 (h/t CSNNW)Photo Credit: James Snook-USA TODAY Sports
Via Fox Sports
June 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Trooper finds ‘lifeless’ Seahawks fan after pulling woman over for speeding

I’m officially creeped out: HOV violator puts makeup on mannequin. At least it is a Seahawks fan. pic.twitter.com/d93PL1htey — Trooper Mark Francis (@wspd7pio) June 12, 2015 Trooper Mark Francis of the Washington State Police made an interesting find when he recently pulled over a woman for speeding. Per the Seattle Times: ‘ Seated next to her in the passenger seat was...
Via Low Brow Sports
June 14, 2015  |  Discuss
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