Coming into the third season under head coach Mike Leach, the Washington State Cougars will be looking for their first winning season in his tenure. Last season, the Cougars improved their record to 6-7 after going 3-9 in 2012. Now in 2014 with eight returning starters on the Cougar offense, Leach’s high tempo offense will be in good hands as the team searches for it’s first...
Washington State coach Mike Leach announced Tuesday that they have landed former Cal recruit Linebacker Chandler Leniu.
Leniu who initially agreed to play for Cal in February, signed a financial aid agreement and will eligible to play for Washington State this upcoming season.
This is great news for the Wazzu program, rebuilding behind coach Leach’s vision.
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Washington State head football coach Mike Leach announced Tuesday that linebacker Chandler Leniu has signed a financial-aid agreement to play for the Cougars this fall.
Leniu, a 6-foot-2, 230-pounder, originally signed a letter of intent with the California Golden Bears.
Leniu, who played at St. John Bosco High School in Bellflower, California, had 238 tackles as a senior – sixth...
Report by the Spokesman-Review, Washington State’s LB Ivan McLennan was arrested for “unlawful handling of weapons capable of producing bodily harm after pointing a nonlethal Airsoft pellet gun at a student.”
Pullman police commander Chris Tennant confirmed to the Spokesman-Review that the police received a phone call the afternoon of Sunday, June 15 from a student saying...
Washington State linebacker Ivan McLennan was arrested on Sunday for unlawful handling of weapons capable of producing bodily harm after pointing a nonlethal Airsoft pellet gun at a student.
We have more information on his arrest after the jump.
Pullman police commander Chris Tennant confirmed to the Spokesman-Review that the police received a phone call the afternoon of Sunday...
Last year, in Mike Leach’s second season at Washington State, the Cougars reached a bowl game for the first time in a decade. But to take that next step and become a contender in the ultra-competitive Pac-12, Leach will have to get his players to believe in teamwork – kind of like what you’ll see below. Leach and his coaching staff took a trip to the Salmon River and caught...
Mike Leach and the Washington State coaching staff reeled in a couple of monster sturgeon on a fishing trip.
Linebacker Aaron Porter, a former four-star linebacker who left UCLA in April, will transfer to Washington State. Reported by the Orange County Register but not yet confirmed by UCLA or Washington State, the linebacker has decided to leave the Bruins and make playing for the Cougars his next football stop.
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Washington State Cougars head coach Mike Leach talks shop with the janitor in order to gain an outside perspective on his football team.
It only took two seasons for Mike Leach to turn a perennial Pac-12 doormat into a bowl team.The Cougars went to three straight bowls from 2001-03...
Washington State strong safety Deone Bucannon is hoping to take his hard-hitting abilities to the next level (via jerseyal.com)
Deone Bucannon knows his name will be called during the 2014 NFL Draft in May. The question for the Washington State senior strong safety is “when” will he be drafted?
Bucannon is ranked as the second best strong safety in the 2014 draft class and is...
Washington State Cougars CB DaQuawn Brown was arrested on Friday and charged with felony assault after an incident on campus where police allege he punched a woman and a man. From the Spokesman Review:
Washington State CB DaQuawn Brown was arrested Friday and booked into the Whitman County Jail on charges of felony second-degree assault and misdemeanor assault.
The rising sophomore...
If you watch ESPN’s College Football GameDay then you’ve seen the Washington State Cougars flag every weekend for the last…well, a long time. Now the flag has made its way all the way to Sochi and made an appearance on the Today show.
Good job Coug fans.
Washington State on Mike Leach: No abuse or inappropriate behavior
Washington State AD defends Mike Leach...
Washington State football coach Mike Leach announced a recruiting class of 22 players, led by quarterback Peyton Bender of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Leach said Wednesday that all the new recruits had other scholarship offers and that the Cougars did not have to settle for any players with questionable abilities.
Leach said this was the best class in his three recruiting seasons at...
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February 05, 2014
The catch phrase that will not die
I’m sure by now the pain of watching the monumental Washington State meltdown in the New Mexico Bowl has started to at least go numb, so I thought we’d talk about a certain phrase that seems permanently woven into the history of Wazzu Football.
Coug n’ it.
Did Washington State go “Coug n’ it” at the New Mexico Bowl against Colorado? ...
Washington State coach Mike Leach disputes the notion that running backs are underutilized in his Air Raid offense.
Washington State may run the ball less than half as much as the Cougars' opponents but the running backs catch a lot of passes.
Leach says running backs are often the best athletes on the team, and they have to get the football.
This season, the Cougars'...
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December 17, 2013
Around this time last year, Washington State University athletic director Bill Moos was handling the fallout of a near-disastrous first season under football head coach Mike Leach, as the Cougars were in the midst of an 8-game losing streak, while their star player — wide receiver Marquess Wilson — had gone public with accusations of rampant abuse at the hands of Leach’s staff...
The Washington State University Cougars are 5-5 and one win away from becoming bowl eligible for the first time since 2003. That one win could happen as early as this coming Saturday against the Utah Utes, who just lost their starting quarterback, Travis Wilson, to a season-ending injury. With such a crucial win on the line, and it being the Senior Day home game, you’d think they’d...
TUCSON, Ariz. -- Arizona senior defensive lineman Tevin Hood has all but one quarterback sack this season. Of course, he'd like another.
In its entirety, the defensive line has just 4.5 total on the season, and the team has 14 overall. That's just under two a game. Defensive back Tra'Mayne Bondurant is the team leader with two.
Not a lot of sack attacks going on this...
ONE DAY AFTER his Washington State football team staged an aerial assault on the Oregon Ducks, Cougars coach Mike Leach politely rejected the opportunity to stage a verbal assault on Oregon defensive coordinator Nick Aliotti.
Oregon defensive coordinator Nick Aliotti ripped Washington State coach Mike Leach after the Ducks trounced the Cougars 62-38 on Saturday because he didn’t like how much Leach continued to throw the ball late in the game. Washington State quarterback Connor Halliday set an NCAA record with 89 pass attempts in the game, and the Cougars […]
They say that winning solves everything. However, even after the Ducks’ 24-point victory over Washington State, Oregon defensive coordinator Nick Allioti had a problem — with WSU head coach Mike Leach. The issue? Allioti didn’t like that Leach kept his starters in the entire game, and made his quarterback keep throwing even in the final seconds of a blowout.
Is there anything...
Washington State players say they can't dwell on an ugly home loss to Oregon State last weekend.
Not with No. 2 Oregon on the schedule Saturday.
Center Elliott Bosch said Monday that the Cougars have to put the 52-24 loss behind them.
The loss featured an epic collapse that began late in the third quarter, when Washington State was leading 24-17. They gave up five unanswered...
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October 14, 2013
We were blessed with some tight games, some close finishes, and a couple of near-upsets last weekend. Of course, last-second heroics like Ohio State’s miraculous back-door cover did nothing to help this particular trio of Tailgaters, but taken all together last Saturday offered tons of excitement.
This week, all three of us managed to at least break even in our predictions. When...
(Eds: ) By NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS Associated Press At the midpoint of the 2013 season, Washington State has one more win and more rushing yards than it did all of last season.
That's not good enough for coach Mike Leach.
''We need to be a more consistent team,'' Leach said this week after the Cougars pounded California 44-22 to improve to 4-2 overall and 2-1 in...
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October 10, 2013