It’s a Travis-ty… Eagles linebacker quietly tears his ACL…Casey Matthews lives as Philly cuts continue…

I never saw Travis Long appear injured at all in Thursday night’s preseason finale against the Jets. Maybe what Hopper says is true— he played through it. That if true would be more evidence to support my theory that Travis Long is a gamer— and he had this team made as a Swiss army-knife kinda guy who could play ILB, OLB, and special teams in a high-quality utility way. I have...
Via Eagles Eye
August 30, 2014  |  Discuss

California Game Pick

It may be 80 degrees in Cali, but its cold in the prediction booth Hello Followers.  Hope you’ve had a great week. Well, as much as I’ve tried to push off predicting this game, the time has come to do so. For the next two weeks, our boys will play their final measuring stick games.  The first is against a team that is going to finish in the bottom third in the conference...
Via WSU Football Blog
October 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Wazzu Rise 'N' Grind - Linebackers & DB's Edition

Happy Humpday Cougs, and as always we hope things are well in your world.  Today we keep things moving with OldSavage's mega-WSU previews, as he looks at the back of the defense (that's the linebackers and defensive backs, FYI).  How do the LB's, CB's and safeties look heading into the season?  Let's let OldSavage fill us in... LINEBACKERS  AND DB'...
Via WSU Football Blog
June 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Wazzu Rise and Grind - Friday Edition

Happy Friday Cougs, and as usual we hope all is well in your world as we ride into another weekend.  Don't know about you but this week just flippin' FLEW by for yours truly!  I cannot believe it's already Friday.  Work is busy so that certainly has a lot to do with it, but wow does time fly by sometimes.   How about this year's schedule poster?  I loved...
Via WSU Football Blog
June 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Wazzu Morning Drip - Post Draft Edition

Happy Post-Draft Monday Cougs, and of course we hope all is well in your world.   And a HUGE congrats thrown the way of QB#10 for good ol' Wazzu, as Jeff Tuel signed with the Buffalo Bills as an undrafted free agent.  We at WSUFB couldn't be happier for Tuel, who dealt with a lot of things in his Coug career.  From arriving on the scene as a true frosh and seemingly...
Via WSU Football Blog
April 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Gators hire Jeff Choate as special teams coach

GAINESVILLE, Fla. As the Boise State football program darted onto the national radar over the last decade, the influx of players from talent-rich Texas played a prominent role in the Broncos rise. Former Boise State assistant Jeff Choate, considered one of the countrys top special-teams coaches, was often credited with helping open that pipeline. Gators coach Will Muschamp, during...
Via Fox Sports Florida
April 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Breske eyes significant gains on Cougar D

SEATTLE – Arguably the best player on the team is graduating, but Washington State defensive coordinator Mike Breske isn't fretting over the loss of Travis Long. Instead, he's eager to preside over what figures to be a rollicking, multi-player battle this spring to succeed Long as the Cougars' starting BUCK linebacker.
March 04, 2013  |  Discuss


Happy Monday Cougs to you and yours, as we all climb back in the chair and start another weekly grind. So how 'bout those Seahawks, hmmm?  58-0 in just an amazing performance at home, and just a dreadful performance by the visiting Cardinals.  It had many tweeting late in the game yesterday that it felt an awful lot like USC-WSU circa 2008, when Pete Carroll's Trojans...
Via WSU Football Blog
December 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Washington State Cougars 2012 football season rewind

Exclamation Victory in Apple Cup Saves Hopeless Season Prior to the final game of the season against Washington, the Washington State Cougars couldn’t have had a more disappointing season. They defeated only Eastern Washington and UNLV, while losing to everyone else including Colorado – whom the Cougars gave their only victory. To add onto that, star wide receiver Marquess Wilson...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
December 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Scouting Notebook: Bama's Reloaded Defense, Optimus Klien's Future, General Scouting Notes, ...

The SEC match-ups dominated the College Football scouting headlines, so plenty of those notes here in the scouting notebook, including how the Alabama defense is simply amazing in it’s ability to consistently find and fine-tune NFL talent. Also, what is the Heisman Favorite Collin Klien’s future in NFL set to look like? An interesting question that draws on a similar player that...
Via Optimum Scouting
October 22, 2012  |  Discuss

Lifeless Cougars still dangerous

California is well-aware of the dangers Washington State wide receiver Marquess Wilson, defensive end Travis Long can present Saturday.
October 11, 2012  |  Discuss

Football Friday on a Thursday, Week 7 of 2012

Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to a very special edition of Football Friday on a Thursday. It is “very special” because we have a guest picker who is going to kick things off for us this week. Joining us on his whirlwind tour of the internet after getting a little front page time on for calling our seniors a bunch of empty corpses, please welcome head coach Mike...
Via WSU Football Blog
October 11, 2012  |  Discuss

Washington State Cougars vs. Beavers: Love ‘em & hate ‘em style

Thanks to defense, Beavers survive another week Oregon State overcomes a shaky game by the offense and holds off Washington State 19-6, moving to 4-0 on the season. Love ‘em Defensive Play There’s no win without the defense, as they put together an amazing game against a strong passing attack. It was a huge step forward after last week’s performance against Arizona. Scott Crichton...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
October 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Football Friday on a Thursday, Week Six of 2012

Good guys don't always finish last. Sometimes they finish 2nd or 3rd in the North Division. Welcome to the latest edition of Football Friday on a Thursday. On the menu this week... Beaver. Yup, we are heading to Corvallis to take on the resurgent Beavs of Oregon State. No sooner had Beaver coach Mike Riley finished toweling off after taking a quick dip in the Sutras Hot...
Via WSU Football Blog
October 03, 2012  |  Discuss

I Can't Quit You, Cougs

Good afternoon and Happy Hump Day, Cougs! Shortly after the debacle that was the fourth quarter on Saturday, I said to my fellow Blogfathers that I would not write about the 2012 Cougar football team again until they won another game. Since that time, a few things have happened: In the immediate aftermath, my son showed me his Victor Cruz Salsa Dance and unearthed a previously unknown...
Via WSU Football Blog
September 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Linebacker Long goes BUCK-wild on Buffaloes

PULLMAN – Washington State came out in the second half of Saturday’s 35-34 loss against Colorado quite contrary to local weather conditions. In a state where forests are blazing and smoke taints the air, the Cougars could barely muster a spark. But one player showed requisite fire: Travis Long.
September 23, 2012  |  Discuss

2013 NFL Draft: Washington State vs. UNLV Scouting Preview

As the saying goes: Some football is better than no football. And while most people won’t care all that much about the previously horrendous Pac-12 team vs. a consistently struggling Mountain West team, it is a chance to see a handful of future NFL prospects along with the Mike Leach offense back in action as the only football on tonight. Leach has the chance to utilze a senior...
Via Optimum Scouting
September 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Mike Leach back swinging his sword at Wazzu

When he walked into the ballroom of the posh, marbled Fairmont Olympic Hotel on that chilly December night, the likes of Drew Bledsoe, Jack Thompson and Rueben Mayes were suddenly just faces in the crimson and gray crowd. For most of the last decade, through record seasons of losing and embarrassment, jokes and punch lines, the past exploits of those Washington State greats were...
Via AP on Fox
August 23, 2012  |  Discuss

2012 PAC-12 North Preview

Pac-12 North Oregon | Washington | Stanford | California | Washington State | Oregon State Oregon As long as Chip Kelly is the head coach in Eugene the Ducks will likely remain at the top of their division. Since Kelly took the reigns in 2009 Oregon has lost only two conference games. They return as the favorite to win the Pac-12 North. They’ll have to replace the school’s all...
Via College Football Section
August 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Seen & Heard at Cougs' Fall Camp

PULLMAN – Mike Leach quickly established himself as a stern disciplinarian at Washington State by kicking four players, including three starters, off the team in the off-season. And Leach has definitely caught the attention of the remaining players. Plus, Travis Long and Xavier Cooper talk about what's new, John Fullington and Cooper are aiming high, Connor Halliday can move again and more.
August 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Long Embracing New Role

As Washington State revamps their defense, senior Travis Long has enjoyed transitioning into a hybrid linebacker role. Long discusses the defense under new coordinator Mike Breske, some personal goals for the season, and more in this 1-on-1 video interview from Pac-12 Media Day.
July 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Cougars Travis Long & Anthony Laurenzi arrested

Per Christian Caple's twitter account we've learned that a couple Washington State Cougars have been in a bit of trouble the last few days. Starting linebacker Travis Long was arrested on the evening of July 20 on suspicion of minor in possession of alcohol. On Sunday DT Anthony Laurenzi was arrested on suspicion of third-degree theft. A WSU spokesman confirmed that...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
July 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Washington St. Cougars football: Five players to know in 2012

The Crimson and Gray look ready to emerge There is no doubt about it, this Washington State Cougars football team is ready to finally take that next step in the seemingly never-ending rebuilding project that began what seemed like ages ago. The excitement that comes with new head coach Mike Leach doesn’t strip the fact the team is still in the midst of a total rebuild – but...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
June 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Hump Day With Huddy - Defensive Spring Recap

Piggy Buck Ride!! Get it? Buck. Good morning and Happy Hump Day Cougs! I hope by now you've all had a chance to weigh in on some of the important matters of the week. You wouldn't expect so many hot button issues to pop up in early May, but with pressing matters like a nickname for Marquess Wilson and the two arguments that Sean somehow started (re: Jim Walden and The...
Via WSU Football Blog
May 09, 2012  |  Discuss

2013 NFL Draft: Top 5 Seniors at Each Position

Along with our posted 2013 NFL Mock Draft, our Top 5 SENIORS at each position are the last and final update on the 2013 rankings until later in the summer.Matt Barkley and Manti Te'o are the most notable names on the list, but learn Ryan Nassib, Tavarres King, and Margus Hunt before next season starts. (Rank - Name - Team - Height - Weight - OS Grade) Quarterbacks 1 - Matt...
Via Optimum Scouting
April 30, 2012  |  Discuss
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