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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.
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...
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...
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.
Via AP on Fox
December 12, 2012
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...
A YEAR AGO today, Cougar Nation -- and much of the college football world, for that matter -- was abuzz with the news Mike Leach and his famed Air Raid were coming to Pullman. Expectations were not just high for this season, but sky high. So when assessing Coach Leach’s first year on the job, there’s no getting around where he began in the expectations game.
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WASHINGTON STATE’S recruiting toehold in Florida began under the previous staff but Mike Leach appears ready to dive back into the Sunshine State. The Cougs have offered a highly touted prep defensive end who holds over 20 full rides and tells CF.C he is in the process of scheduling official visits. Will WSU land one of his five trips?
Hello Followers. Hope you're having a great week.
In case you missed it, Mike Leach conducted his final official press conference for hte 2012 season. And with that, the ribbon is officially tied on 2012 Cougar football.
For a few, post press conference thoughts on that and a bit more, read on.
First and foremost, in yesterday's press conference,...
Mike Leach does not want to cuddle. He wants to coach a football team that wants to be there, wants to learn – and wants to win. Such sentiment is what Leach conveyed in his season wrap-up teleconference this afternoon on the heels of a 3-9 overall record in his first year on the Palouse.
BRETT RYPIEN, the record-setting sophomore quarterback from Spokane with deep Cougar bloodlines on both sides of the family, said he was shocked Monday when Washington State head coach Mike Leach called with a scholarship offer.
SPOKANE – Mike Leach said BUCK linebacker Travis Long is the only Cougar he expects to be selected in the 2013 NFL draft. But would he play linebacker or defensive end in the pros? Leach also touched on Jeff Tuel, recruiting, Marquess Wilson and more.
SPOKANE – Mike Leach provided commentary on a bevy of offensive and defensive plays from the Cougs’ 31-28 overtime Apple Cup win on Monday. But after showing game film to an appreciative Spokane Cougar Club luncheon crowd of Carl Winston’s three touchdown runs, Leach said the scoring runs were not the best plays his running back turned in during Friday’s victory.
(Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated. With AP Photos.) By TIM BOOTH AP Sports Writer In the midst of his biggest win since returning to coaching, Mike Leach was matter of fact about moving ahead.
At least now, thanks to Washington State pulling off the biggest comeback in the 105 meetings with rival Washington, Leach has a benchmark victory to build on as he tries to put behind him...
Via AP on Fox
November 24, 2012
"THIS WAS THE best game we played all year," said Mike Leach after the Cougs defeated the Hsukies 31-28 in overtime of the 105th Apple Cup. "All three sides of the ball contributed. All three sides of the ball had their adversity and fought through it. The biggest thing is we hung together for 60 minutes. And you'll win a lot of games if you're able to do that."
THE COUGARS MANAGED to find enough luck to turn a 18-point deficit entering the fourth quarter into a tie, and then an overtime win as Washington State got its first conference win of the Mike Leach era in a thrilling 31-28 overtime win in the Apple Cup.
PULLMAN – The Cougars came out and struggled offensively Tuesday afternoon, but coaches didn’t let it go unnoticed. Also, inside linebackers coach Jeff Choate discussed the Idaho coaching job and the multiple reports that he will be interviewing. And after a disappointing season, coach Mike Leach said there are few certainties headed into 2013 spring ball.
IT IS A discussion point that occurs frequently went Washington State’s football program is struggling. Some suggest that no matter what the Cougars’ record is a win in the Apple Cup against Washington at 12:30 p.m. Friday (TV: Fox) could salvage their season. Coach Mike Leach talked about that subject and recruiting during his Tuesday Pac-12 coaches teleconference.
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Washington State coach Mike Leach took time on Sunday to explain how and why he makes good Thanksgiving gravy.
He failed to give any explanation as to who will be his starting quarterback the day after Thanksgiving when Washington State hosts rival Washington in the Apple Cup, not yet ready to make a decision about whether Jeff Tuel or Connor Halliday will get the nod against the...
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November 18, 2012
WASHINGTON STATE COACHES long have been asked about their philosophy when it comes to preparing for the Apple Cup. Mike Price liked to hype the contest, regaling in stories about the game and reading his players jokes about the University of Washington. His successor, Bill Doba, preferred a more subdued approach. Coach Mike Leach discussed his approach to the game during his Sunday teleconference.