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PULLMAN — The assumption behind a Mike Leach offense is that running backs get lost in the shuffle and spend most of their time blocking. Think again. At Texas Tech, his backs rushed for more than 1,000 yards seven times in his last eight seasons. They also caught a ton of passes. True to that form, Washington State’s backs have been going all directions in this first spring of the Leach Era.

Leach looking for the animal in Lintz

PULLMAN — Andrei Lintz checks in at 6-5, 260 pounds. Your average grizzly bear stands around 10-feet and weighs anywhere between 700-1000 pounds. And Mike Leach wants the former to stop being so nice on the gridiron, and start behaving like the animal.

Arizona Cardinals QB Kevin Kolb:”I am fighting for my job”

TEMPE- Cardinals QB Kevin Kolb is the personification of the words “on paper.” He’s got the huge arm, he’s a coach’s kid, he loves the game and he seems to mentally grasp how the game is played at the NFL level. On paper he should be a top 10 guy. But for some reason even before the concussions, his flashes of brilliance were always tempered by the type of mistakes that...

Marquess Wilson still adjusting to Leach

MARQUESS WILSON A month ago was being talked about as an All-America candidate, and he'll no doubt be among the pre-season selections when the national magazines hit the stands. But since spring ball began, and again yesterday, Mike Leach has been mostly lukewarm in many of his comments about the 6-4 junior wide receiver. So what’s going on?

Kolb: No ill will after Cards' pursuit of Manning

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Cardinals left tackle Levi Brown admires the way quarterback Kevin Kolb managed the clubs public and prolonged flirtation with free agent Peyton Manning. I would have been pissed, Brown said. You give a guy one year and just be done with it? You stick with a guy, give him a chance to work and get better, see where you can go. For better or for worse, that is...

Kolb cites lack of communication in Manning chase

Quarterback Kevin Kolb says he has no hard feelings toward the Arizona Cardinals for their pursuit of Peyton Manning, but he wishes the team had communicated with him better while that highly publicized process was ongoing. Kolb, in his first public comments on the issue, says he has since talked with coach Ken Whisenhunt about the communication issue and seems satisfied with the...

Kevin Kolb was feeling severe concussion symptoms back in January

The health of Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kevin Kolb is a big concern and he told the local media on Monday that it took him about seven weeks to recover from the last concussion he suffered during the 2011 season. “To be honest with you, when I first went home it was still pretty severe,” Kolb said. “It kind of worried me because I figured once I got away from the game it...

Cardinals open at home vs. Seahawks

The Arizona Cardinals will open their 2012 regular season at home on Sept. 9 against the Seattle Seahawks. It is just the fourth opening-week home game for the Cardinals in 25 years. The Cardinals were selected for two nationally televised primetime games: Thursday, Oct. 4, at St. Louis in the NFL Network, and Monday, Oct., 29, at home against San Francisco on ESPN. The most difficult...

Fitzgerald, Peterson switch sports for a day

Cardinals Pro Bowl wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald and Pro Bowl cornerback Patrick Peterson joined the Diamondbacks for pregame hitting and fielding work before Monday's game against the Pirates at Chase Field. Peterson took a round of batting practice and hit a few line drives into center field after conferring with D-backs manager Kirk Gibson, who knows a thing or two about...

Kevin Kolb Upset with Arizona Cardinals Over Peyton Manning Pursuit

Kevin Kolb says he is not upset that the Arizona Cardinals pursued free agent quarterback Peyton Manning before he decided to sign with the Denver Broncos. He is, however, upset with the way the team handled its’ pursuit of the future first ball Hall of Fame signal caller. Kolb says that he has put the issue behind him, although after talking with the media for the first time this...

Leach intrigued by his new little big man

PULLMAN – Blair Bomber stands out in the crowd he hangs with because his size, 5-8 and 170 pounds, is rare in a game dominated by giants. Increasingly, though, the diminutive sophomore receiver from Whatcom County is standing out at Washington State because of his speed, hands and competitiveness. Mike Leach calls him “gritty” and says he’s faster than a famous pint-sized...
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