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An internal investigation into allegations by a former player of abuse by coaches on the Washington State football team did not turn up any evidence of such abuse in the program headed by coach Mike Leach.
Athletic director Bill Moos says a dozen players were interviewed by two members of his staff, and all reported they were having a positive experience at Washington State.
Star receiver Marquess Wilson quit the team late in the season and contended that players were suffering physical and mental abuse at the hands of coaches.
Washington State President Elson Floyd asked for the internal review of those allegations, and also asked the Pacific-12 Conference to do its own review.
The conference review is still being conducted.
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GERARD WICKS, the Washington State verbal commit who will play for a California state crown Friday, said Mike Leach called him Sunday to talk about the season Wicks has had so far and to envision his future in the Air Raid. The 3-star running back tells CF.C he is sky high about the Cougs -- but not so much as to preclude him from taking official visits elsewhere.
MIKE LEACH'S public criticism of his players following WSU's 49-6 loss to Utah on Nov. 3 created a flurry of fan email traffic -- some pro and more con -- to Bill Moos, Elson Floyd and Leach himself, a public records request by Cougfan.com related to the Marquess Wilson situation reveals.
The Washington State Cougar football team had a rough season under first-year head coach Mike Leach, highlighted by an eight-game conference losing streak that stretched into Thanksgiving weekend. A few days before that eighth loss (a blowout against UCLA), star wide receiver Marquess Wilson quit the team via an accusatory letter full of serious allegations against the football program...
PULLMAN -- When he's not in school or studying, Reggie Moore raps, plays the guitar and dreams of one day starting a clothing line. “I have a lot more time on my hands,” says the former Washington State point guard, who was kicked off the team in September for reasons that remain quiet other than the standard "violation of team rules."
Good morning Cougs, and a happy Thursday to you and yours.
So the WSU investigation wrapped up on Marquess Wilson, and the news flew around pretty much everywhere last night on the school's internal findings. You can read through the entire review here if you wish, and it's got some pretty interesting findings as to what has been going on since Mike Leach arrived...
Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott visits with Matt this week to discuss the state of the conference and its future, the Pac-12 TV Network, the ongoing investigation of Mike Leach at Washington State and why the growth of college football and basketball will continue.
Among his observations:
On the direction of the conference: "I am thrilled where we are. We've made a tremendous...
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Hello Followers. Hope you’ve had a great week.
Today’s post is one of the more difficult ones I’ve had to write during my time on the blog. But, in light of the information included in the report submitted by Bill Moos to President Floyd two days ago, I feel compelled to offer a few thoughts which I’m sure will be controversial.
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CHRIS MARTIN, the 4-star d-line junior college prospect out of City College of San Francisco, has become a big name since his recent official visit to Washington State. Following that trip, he said the Cougars were the No. 1 team with the junior college signing period coming up fast. Does he still feel the same way? CF.C asked him about that and more...
A PREP DEFENSIVE LINE prospect from Florida got to see something at Washington State this past weekend he’s never seen before. And after his official visit to Wazzu, the Cougs are now tied with a Big-12 school at the top of his leaderboard.
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