Posted June 14, 2012 on
MIKE LEACH has yet to coach a game at Washington State, but the new Cougars football coach may have scored his first major victory this week when he received a verbal commitment from Arizona all-state quarterback Ty Bruggman of Phoenix.

Mike Leach still hates Craig James

If there is anyone that is still reveling in Craig James’ embarrassing failed bid for US Senate, it is no surprise that it is Washington State head coach Mike Leach. Leach still blames James for his ouster at Texas Tech, after he locked the former analyst’s son in a shed after he complained of migraine [...]

BREAKING: Leach lands his 4-star QB

ONE OF THE TOP quarterback prospects in the West, Phoenix's Tyler Bruggman, is coming to Washington State to run Mike Leach's Air Raid offense, he tells The decision ends weeks of speculation around him that had narrowed in focus to Washington State or hometown Arizona State.

Kevin Kolb booed at Fan Fest

According to a tweet from a beat writer, quarterback Kevin Kolb was booed during Wednesday night’s minicamp practice, also known as “Fan Fest 2012.”

Whisenhunt: No rush to settle QB competition

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt was asked Wednesday if he would ideally like the quarterback competition to resolve itself early in training camp. His response: "If it was up to me, I'd prefer we had a quarterback resolution two years ago," Whisenhunt said, eliciting laughter. "Obviously that hasn't happened, so when it happens it happens....

Boobirds target Kolb at Cardinals Fan Fest

Whatever goodwill the Cardinals established with their fans via last year's 7-2 finish apparently hasn't carried over to Kevin Kolb. The Cards' 65 million man, who played just one of those final nine games (an overtime win over the Cowboys), was booed Wednesday night during a practice at University of Phoenix Stadium that doubled as the team's annual "Fan Fest...

Cardinals notebook: Whiz stressing momentum

TEMPE, Ariz. -- After winning seven of their last nine games in 2011 to finish 8-8, the Cardinals -- despite missing the playoffs -- felt good about the momentum they had built. They felt even better after making a few key additions in free agency and the draft and now, after a productive stretch of offseason workouts, are even more excited about the momentum in place ahead training...

Kevin Kolb booed at Cardinals fan fest

Darren Urban of confirmed that Cardinals quarterback Kevin Kolb was indeed booed at a fan fest. Yes, unfortunately. RT @_Fresh90s: @Cardschatter was Kolb really booed? #INeedAnswers — Darren Urban (@Cardschatter) June 14, 2012 Fans responded to Urban and made it clear that Kolb needs to earn their respect. @Cardschatter @_Fresh90s Kolb’s got a lot of work to do...

Cardinals in no rush to name a starting quarterback

The Cardinals are one of several teams holding a competition for starting quarterback this offseason. They traded a 2nd round pick and a starting cornerback for Kevin Kolb last offseason and gave him a 5 year deal worth max 63 million, but John Skelton arguably outplayed him last season, putting up similar stats and going 6-2, as opposed to 2-6 for Kevin Kolb. When asked about the...

John Skelton battling Kevin Kolb for starting job

Getty Images According to ESPN’s John Clayton, John Skelton is giving Kevin Kolb “a battle” for the starting quarterback job. I have a feeling that even if Skelton doesn’t win the starting job in training camp, he could end up taking over during the season if and when Kolb struggles. I personally believe Kolb is an overhyped player that got more money then he deserved.

If Bruggman stays home, where do Cougs turn?

WITH PHOENIX'S Tyler Bruggman torn between WSU and ASU and saying his self-imposed deadlines continue to come and go, the question begs: Where will the Cougs turn if he decides to stay home? The answer right now looks to be found in Mike Leach's old stomping grounds, where WSU's pursuit of a young gun who already runs a version of the Air Raid has ramped up over the last...

Fantasy football: hidden treasures

Editor’s Note:  Our newest writer, Thomas Casale, runs a fantasy football blog at His column, “The Fire Sale,” is featured on CNN/SI every week during the NFL season. Thomas started writing about fantasy football in 1998 and his work has been published on a number of different web sites and magazines.   We’re excited to announce his addition to...

Patrick Simon sheds light on his departure

PATRICK SIMON, the son of a Washington State graduate, grew up a diehard Cougars fan. He jumped at the chance to make the earliest verbal commitment in WSU sports history when he was just a 14-year-old freshman at Ephrata High School, and he arrived in Pullman two years ago with visions of stardom.

Cracraft Talks Cougars

Santa Margarita (CA) wide receiver River Cracraft continued to impress with a solid performance at the recent Airstrike 7-on-7 Tournament. Look inside for news on his unofficial visit plans to Washington State and Boise State.

Bruggman is a Cougar

Phoenix (Ariz.) Brophy Prep quarterback Tyler Bruggman has made the decision to play for Mike Leah and the Washington State Cougars.
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