WASHINGTON STATE COUGARS NEWS

Luke Falk likely to be Washington State's starting QB

It should come as no surprise that Washington State head coach is likely to tab Luke Falk as his starting quarterback for week one. In speaking with a Seattle radio station, Leach said, "for week one, (Falk) probably puts our best foot forward."However, Leach was quick to acknowledge that he's happy with all of the quarterbacks and that he's been very impressed with the competition...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: Chiefs will give prolific ex-Washington State QB a tryout

The Chiefs want to give Connor Halliday a shot to re-start his NFL journey.The former Washington State quarterback will try out for a job in Kansas City just months after "retiring," according to Cougfan.com. The UDFA passer fully recovered from a broken leg, but mysteriously left the Washington Redskins in May without any explanation. Then, at PAC-12 Media Day, his former coach...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington State to honor late school president on 2015 unis

When the Washington State Cougars take the field for the 2015 college football season, they will be doing so with a very special tribute on their uniforms. The exact tribute was announced on Wednesday afternoon. The school’s official Twitter account released photos of the new jerseys and helmets which feature a patch reading, “ESF.” Washington State’s patch is to honor university...
Via Campus Sports Net
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington State To Wear “ESF” On Uniforms This Year

This past June, Washington State President Elson Floyd passed away from cancer, just two weeks after taking a leave of absence from the school. It looks like the university is going to make sure that he’s a part of the 2015-2016 campaign in spirit, though. Wednesday, Washington State announced that all of its athletics teams will be wearing uniforms with a white patch featuring...
Via College Spun
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Wildfires on West Coast may force WSU to move opener

It seems that just about every summer, wildfires ravage the West Coast and they get worse every year. The conditions in Washington have elevated over the last month and it may force one team to reschedule their opening game in just over a week. According to the Seattle Times, the Washington Cougars may have to reschedule their game against Portland State on September 5. The air is...
Via Campus Sports Net
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington State lands two new recruits

The Washington State Cougars have landed two new pieces for the 2016 season. The Cougars have receiver commitments from 3-star cornerback Isaiah Love and linebacker Derek Moore from California.Moore, a two-star recruit, is a hybrid defensive end/linebacker. Love is a rock-solid cornerback and chose the Cougars over offers from Colorado, San Diego State, Fresno State and others....
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington State University Hack: Details & Information

Washington State University administrators say that they are trying to stop a hack they’ve known about for a month. Their...
Via COED
5 days ago  |  Discuss

The time that Mike Leach accepted a FedEx package while buck naked

Washington State Cougars head football coach Mike Leach told Jim Rome a pretty amusing story Thursday about the time he received a package from a FedEx deliveryman while showing his own. (Hit that link for the audio.) The story takes place while Leach was living in Key West., Fla., and co-hosting the show "The College Football Playbook" on Sirius XM after being fired from Texas Tech...
Via Fox Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

BYU AD: ‘Never say never’ on Mountain West return

The BYU Cougars’ football team was a part of the Mountain West Conference from 1999-2010 before declaring independence for the first time in their storied history. The team was under legendary coach Lavell Edwards for two seasons upon their arrival to the conference and won its championship in the teams first year as a member. The legend continued for the next eleven seasons as...
Via Campus Sports Net
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington State leads college football in player arrests

The University of Michigan football team has made a Top 25, but not the one that teams dream of making. Rather, in a tweet from former San Jose Mercury News reporter Mike Rosenberg, the Wolverines have made the Top 25 in teams with player arrests in the last five years. The list was led by the Washington State Cougars, with the SEC representing the most arrests on the list. Rosenberg’s...
Via Campus Sports Net
10 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 Washington State Cougars Betting Odds

The 2015 college football season is just weeks away, and the Washington State Cougars are looking to bounce back from a 3-9 season last year. If you’re interested in laying some money down on the team, BetDSI has released Washington State’s season odds. The video below previews the betting action.
Via Gamedayr
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Defense is key to Washington State improvement

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) Washington State coach Mike Leach doesn't have much trouble getting his teams to score in the Air Raid offense. The problem has been stopping the other guys. Leach decided to make a change after last year's 3-9 team gave up an average of 38.6 points per game. He dumped defensive coordinator Mike Breske and brought in Alex Grinch from Missouri to replace him....
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

WSU Cougars file appeal to gain eligibility for Kyrin Priester

Class of 2014 wide receiver Kyrin Priester was one of the most sought-after players in that class. He ended up signing with Clemson, but was dismissed from the team just one month into his football career for what head coach Dabo Swinney called “an attitude that is not acceptable to our standards.” He was then recruited by Mike Leach’s Washington State Cougars and ended enrolling...
Via Campus Sports Net
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: RichRod tells Mike Leach Speedo story

Arizona head coach Rich Rodriguez recently sat down with Pac-12 Network’s Mike Yam, Curtis Conway, and Yogi Roth while at the Pac-12 Football Media Days on Friday. He was asked to tell a story about a fellow Pac-12 coach and an embarrassing moment that happened while at a coaches retreat. Pac-12.com shared the video of Rodriguez telling about how Washington State head coach Mike...
Via Campus Sports Net
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington State opens fall camp looking for new quarterback

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) Washington State goes into preseason practice looking for a new leader of coach Mike Leach's ''Air Raid'' offense. The record-setting Connor Halliday is gone after throwing for 32 touchdowns and a nation-leading 430 yards a game last season, meaning Leach is left to decide between sophomore Luke Falk and redshirt freshman Peyton Bender for the starter's job....
Via AP on Fox
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Cougars could have easiest Pac-12 schedule in 2015

Do the Washington State Cougars have the easiest schedule of any Pac-12 team this season?Sports Illustrated's Colin Becht recently profiled the Pac-12 conference and named the Cougars as the team with the easiest schedule this season. Here's his explanation:"Picking the easiest schedule in the Pac-12 comes with an important caveat that the depth of this conference and its nine-game...
Via Fox Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Notre Dame Flips Washington State QB Commit Ian Book

Notre Dame added a quarterback commitment to its 2016 class last night when it flipped three-star Washington State pledge Ian Book.  pic.twitter.com/dcrbWRQoJf — Ian book (@ian_book23) August 5, 2015 The 6-foot-1, 175-pound Book, a product of El Dorado Hills (Calif.) Oak Ridge is the 22nd-rated pro-style quarterback in the 2016 class according to 247Sports’ Composite Rankings. 
Via College Spun
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington State head coach Mike Leach feels 'good' about QB situation

BURBANK, Calif. -- Washington State head coach Mike Leach knows he has two good QBs on his hands in Luke Falk and Peyton Bender. He also knows they will be filling big shoes as they try to replicate the success of Connor Halliday. When asked by reporters about how he feels about his QB situation, Leach said:"Feel good. Two really good players. Both of them had good springs. Of course...
Via Fox Sports
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Arizona head coach Rich Rodriguez recalls story of Mike Leach in a speedo, horrifies everyone

BURBANK, Calif. -- We all knew Washington State head coach Mike Leach was an interesting guy, but Arizona head coach Rich Rodriguez told a Leach story that is, well, unique.We'll just let Rich Rod share the story.For the record, Leach says that the story is not true. Regardless, have fun trying to sleep tonight.(h/t Pac-12 Twitter)
Via Fox Sports
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington St's Leach ready for another entertaining season

BURBANK, Calif. (AP) Looking for a date in the greater Spokane area? Washington State coach Mike Leach has a few ideas. In Leach's world, there's never a shortage of wild ideas. When he was asked for dating advance during his Pac-12 football media day session at Warner Bros. Studios, Leach suggested a few outside-the-box activities. ''If you go to Washington State, we've got five...
Via AP on Fox
28 days ago  |  Discuss

BYU, UNLV to finish off home-and-home in 2017

It seems as though the BYU Cougars and UNLV Runnin’ Rebels will be able to finish out their home-and-home agreement in the coming seasons. This announcement comes after the teams decided to push the game back from this season in order for the Cougars to play Missouri in the fall. College Football Talk reported the news and it seemed as though the game would be played in 2016. The...
Via Campus Sports Net
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Leach has some great thoughts on Deflategate

Washington State football coach Mike Leach doesn’t see what all the fuss is about surrounding Deflategate. During an appearance on ESPN Wednesday, Leach was asked about New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady being suspended for the first four games of the 2015 NFL season. In short, Leach said we should be concerned about the society...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 30, 2015  |  Discuss

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
July 29, 2015  |  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
July 29, 2015  |  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
July 29, 2015  |  Discuss
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