WASHINGTON STATE COUGARS NEWS

Cougfan TV: Leach puts a wrap on Lewiston

LEWISTON -- It sometimes is difficult to gauge the performance of Washington State’s offense and defense with the first- and second-team units facing each other. But Mike Leach provided some perspective on that as the Cougars concluded the Lewiston portion of fall practices with their second official scrimmage Wednesday. He also praised the play of senior quarterback Connor Halliday...
Via washingtonstate.scout.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

WSU SCRIMMAGE 2: Backs find room to run

LEWISTON -- A Washington State defense that has become a fluid unit during the last 12 days showcased that again Wednesday. But the offense also had its moments during the team’s second official scrimmage during their final day of fall training camp in Lewiston. Redshirt freshman Gerard Wicks has been impressive in several practices and the latest scrimmage was no different.
Via washingtonstate.scout.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

NO MORE IGNORING CONNOR HALLIDAY

LEWISTON – Last season, Connor Halliday passed for more yards than player in Washington State history. More yards than all but one other player in Pac-12 history. More yards than all but 20 other players in major-college history. Halliday’s reward?
Via washingtonstate.scout.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Do Cougs now control their GameDay destiny?

ONE OF THE longest countdowns in Washington State football could be nearing its end, two independent sources with knowledge of a recent development tell Cougfan.com. And it marks just one more reason to circle Week 4, when the Cougs hosts Oregon in Pullman on Sept. 20.
Via washingtonstate.scout.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Gilchrist Interested in UCLA

The Bellevue (Wash.) 2016 four-star cornerback, Isaiah Gilchrist, has been watching UCLA, and currently has offers from USC, Washington, and Washington State...
Via ucla.scout.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

FALL CAMP DAY 11: Receivers showcase skills

LEWISTON —There might not be another position on Washington State's roster that features as much depth as wide receiver. Sometimes that enables a youngster to emerge through a cast of veterans. But in this case, a senior has emerged. Kristoff Williams was among a cast of impressive receivers during Tuesday's practice, which began and ended with rain.
Via washingtonstate.scout.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Cougfan TV: Simmons sizes up receivers

LEWISTON — Washington State wide receivers coach Dennis Simmons shared some sentiments that are bad news for the rest of the Pac-12. One season after five Cougars' receivers — and running back Marcus Mason — caught at least 50 passes, Simmons thinks his unit can be even better this year. Simmons also discussed Dom Williams' improvement as a blocker, among other topics.
Via washingtonstate.scout.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Cougfan TV: Leach talks competition

LEWISTON -- Competition was the buzzword. Washington State coach Mike Leach was asked how this group compares to his first Cougars' team in 2012 and how it affects this year's depth chart. He also discussed wide receiver Kristoff Williams' versatility, and the continued high-level play by linebacker Cyrus Coen.
Via washingtonstate.scout.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Monday's WSU practice relocated to Pullman

LEWISTON -- The Cougs are making an unscheduled stop back in Pullman on Monday. Washington State's tenth fall camp practice has been moved from Lewiston due to the wildfire smoke in the area. The Cougs will now practice two hours later than originally scheduled, at 4:30 pm, in the indoor practice facility at Washington State.
Via washingtonstate.scout.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Gary Nova Named Starting Quarterback For Rutgers

Rutgers head coach Kyle Flood announced that Gary Nova would be the starting quarterback for their opening game against Washington State on August 28. Gary Nova, a senior, has started 28 games over his first three season at Rutgers. The biggest concern about Nova is his tendency to throw interceptions. In 2011, Nova threw for 1,553 yards (51.1%), 11 touchdowns, and 9 interceptions...
Via Pro Sports Daily
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington State increases coach Mike Leach’s annual compensation by $500,000

Washington State increases Head Football Coach Mike Leach’s annual guaranteed compensation by $500,000.  Spokesman-Review is reporting that WSU Athletic Director Bill Moos amended Mike Leach’s contract to raise his annual media compensation from $100,000 a year to $600,000 per year, increasing his total guaranteed annual compensation to $2.75 million. Media compensation covers...
Via NCAA Football Zone
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: The Washington State Flag Makes It To The PGA Championship, Takes Picture With The Wanamaker Trophy

The Washington State flag has certainly been making the rounds this college football off-season.  The flag made its way to Brazil for the World Cup, and now its hitting the links at the PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, KY. The Wanamaker Trophy Waves The Flag at the PGA Championship! #GoCougs pic.twitter.com/AMYtlC4QpB — Jason Krump (@JasonKrump) August 5...
Via College Spun
16 days ago  |  Discuss

BYU Football Kicks Off Fall Camp With Entertaining Lip-Sync Battle (Video)

The BYU football team is ready for battle — of the lip-sync variety, anyway. The Cougars officially opened their 2014 season with a team dinner at the head coach’s house Thursday night that involved no shortage of team bonding. The players fully committed to the lip-syncing shenanigans, showing off their stellar dance moves and knowledge of some guilty-pleasure tunes, as well...
Via NESN.com
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington State Football: Mike Leach Rides Bike Shirtless Through Key West

​Washington State head coach Mike Leach never - and we mean never - ceases to entertain. After Pac-12 Media Days in which Leach dressed up as a pirate and footage of his role in a 1985 wrestling...Story
Via Lost Lettermen
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington State Football: Mike Leach 1985 Movie Role Surfaces (VIDEO)

Just when you think Washington State head coach Mike Leach can’t get any more outrageous, you find out he once had a role as a security guard in a 1985 wrestling movie named Grunt! The Wrestling...Story
Via Lost Lettermen
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Washington St. QB Tyler Bruggman Transferring To Louisville

Tyler Bruggman, a former four-star recruit who spent the past season at Washington State, will transfer to Louisville and play for Bobby Petrino. Mike Hughes of InsidetheVille.com was the first to report the news. After a bizarre string of events on national signing day 2013 (thanks mostly to a strong, late push from Arizona State), Bruggman became one of the highest-profile recruits...
Via Pro Sports Daily
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington State Football: Mike Leach Dresses Like a Pirate at Pac-12 Media Days

Washington State head coach and noted pirate enthusiast Mike Leach dressed as a pirate at Pac-12 Media Days because of course he did. The swashbuckling Cougars coach decked himself out in a hat...Story
Via Lost Lettermen
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Washington St. QB Tyler Bruggman Transferring To Louisville

Tyler Bruggman, a former four-star recruit who spent the past season at Washington State, will transfer to Louisville and play for Bobby Petrino. Mike Hughes of InsidetheVille.com was the first to report the news. After a bizarre string of events on national signing day 2013 (thanks mostly to a strong, late push from Arizona State), Bruggman became one of the highest-profile recruits...
Via SCACC Hoops
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Leach's summer: Writes book on Geronimo, catches 350-pound Sturgeon

HOLLYWOOD -- Mike Leach's key to a successful season? "Win one game a week." The never-boring Washington State coach spoke at Pac-12 Media Days at Paramount Studios on Wednesday and gave an update on his busy summer schedule, which included a book tour of his work 'Geronimo: Leadership Strategies of an American Warrior' and the birth of a granddaughter. "...
Via Fox Sports West
July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Week four opponent Washington State lurks on the arid plain

Ruthless, cunning and resourceful, Mike Leach counts Geronimo as a personal hero. In the off-season he co-authored a book about the Native American chief with Washington State English professor Buddy Levy, drawing life lessons from the leader who led an undermanned, under equipped force in a 50-year battle with the American military. Outnumbered 233-1, Geronimo was never captured...
Via The Duck Stops Here
July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

All Signs Point To Former Washington St. QB Tyler Bruggman Landing At Louisville

Photo | CougCenter.com Earlier this month it was reveled that Washington State quarterback Tyler Bruggman would be transferring from the program. Bruce Feldman of CBS Sports reported that Louisville, Duke, Indiana and Arkansas were the four schools that WSU granted Bruggman a release to. Bruggman was competing for the second string spot for the Cougars this past Spring before decidign...
Via The Cardinal Connect
July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Rick Neuheisel Throws Marshmallows At Connor Halliday

Rick Neuheisel was breaking down some film with Washington State quarterback Connor Halliday (who had his hands in a bowl of ice) when he started to throw marshmallows at him. I’m guessing Neuheisel was trying to simulate playing in the cold with hail coming down, but I could be wrong. [Vine] The post Rick Neuheisel Throws Marshmallows At Connor Halliday appeared first on Diehardsport.
Via Diehardsport
July 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Reportedly Washington State QB Tyler Bruggman will transfer

Reported by Britton Ransford of wazzuwatch.com, Washington State QB Tyler Bruggman will seek a transfer from the program.  Bruce Feldman is reporting that per condition of the release, Washington State will allow Bruggman to transfer to either Louisville, Duke, Indiana or Arkansas.Bruggman is the second quarterback to transfer out of the program this offseason as redshirt sophomore...
Via NCAA Football Zone
July 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Former Washington State Quarterback Is Considering Louisville

Photo | WSU Athletic Communications Louisville head football coach Bobby Petrino already has a plethora of quarterbacks on his roster. With that said, when you’re an offensive mastermind like Petrino, I’m sure you can never have too many QB’s. Louisville currently has seven quarterbacks listed on the updated roster and do not currently have a commitment from a QB in the 2015...
Via The Cardinal Connect
July 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: former four-star QB Tyler Bruggman leaving Wazzu

Earlier this offseason, Austin Apodaca decided to transfer out of the Washington State football program. Sunday, it’s lather, rinse, repeat at the quarterback position for the Cougars. Reportedly. In a tweet from Britton Ransford of WazzuWatch.com, it’s being reported that Tyler Bruggman has decided to leave Wazzu and transfer elsewhere. No reason for the abrupt and surprising...
Via Pro Sports Daily
July 13, 2014  |  Discuss
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