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As smart as he is - and he is very smart - Sam Acho says he felt ''overwhelmed'' when he first saw the size of the Arizona Cardinals' playbook.
Not only was he going to have to study a new defense cover to cover, he was going to have to learn a new position, moving from the defensive end position he played at Texas to outside linebacker in the NFL.
Eleven games into his rookie season, Acho has taken over the starting job from injured Joey Porter and flourished. In last Sunday's 23-20 win at St. Louis, Acho had two sacks, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery. He is tied with Darnell Dockett and Calais Campbell for the team lead with five sacks, even though he has started only the last five games.
Coach Ken Whisenhunt said bringing Acho along slowly earlier this season has led to his recent success.
''Just like a lot of these guys, he made a lot of mistakes early,'' Whisenhunt said. ''When you do that, you have a tendency to lo...
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There's tons of rumors out there today, from Steve Kelley to ESPN to other blogs, but we'll leave it to the outgoing Vince Grippi to set things straight via Twitter:
@vinceg55 Sources tell me WSU has made an offer to Mike Leach to be its next football coach. They expect him to accept. It's close to done. More soon.
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RB Beanie Wells set a franchise record for rushing yards a week ago, rookie LB Sam Acho is excelling and more inside.
In case you were wondering how the Mike Leach hiring would be received in Pullman, this should answer your question. The Washington State ticket office received 750 new orders for season tickets on Wednesday, the day Leach was hired. The ticket sales included 100 club seats at $2,000 per order. The total revenue reportedly was [...]
The rocky seas of college football needed some good news, and on Wednesday we got it. Mike Leach is back, and he’s taking his talents to Wazzu. Oh, the Pac-12 is shaping up quite nicely, and despite the fact that UCLA is nearly a 5-touchdown underdog in their title game this weekend, Larry Scott has reason [...]
BILL MOOS left almost no doubt yesterday that Mike Leach was his man. His obvious energy around the name, coupled with a leak last week believed to have emanated from someone near Elson Floyd, pretty well sealed the deal. Multiple sources now say Leach is winging his way to Pullman either today or tomorrow.
Mike Leach has reached an agreement to be the new football coach at Washington State.
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