Young, unsung Offensive line makes Cougars go

This is the sixth of eight previews looking at WSU’s position-by-position prospects for the upcoming season. Today: Offensive line. Tomorrow: Wide receivers. PULLMAN – It’s tempting to be misled by the sheer numbers produced by Washington State’s Air Raid offense. Read more

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Pac-12 morning links: The offensive line carries a heavy burden

Mike Leach says that the offensive line is the most important offensive unit no matter what scheme you run. That…

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Gabe Marks could redshirt

The Cougars consider today to be a Saturday – they're one week from playing a game, after all. Because there…

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Offensive line makes the Cougars go

The guys who make Mike Leach’s offense work, the offensive linemen, get forgotten thanks to a lack of easily-digestible statistics their teammates pile up. Read more

One more week

Eastern Washington kicks off the college football season in just a couple days and we're only one week away…

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Freshmen have chance to find field for Cougars

PULLMAN – Redshirting freshmen – having them sit their first year in exchange for a fifth-year of eligibility – is often considered a sign of a healthy program. After all, it is in effect trading a player’s worst season for his best one. However, if no true freshmen play then a school probably isn’t recruiting enough high-impact guys. There is no benefit to having a player sit out if he is going to leave for the NFL before his fifth season. Read more

Cougars story lines

Returning to a bowl game Last season the Cougars made it through one of the nation’s toughest schedules to end a decade-long bowl drought. They’ll have to do it again if they want to follow that drought by building a streak. Read more

To redshirt or not to redshirt

Redshirting freshmen – having them sit their first year in exchange for a fifth-year of eligibility – is often considered a sign…

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Give the defensive line a break

Destiny Vaeao, Toni Pole and Xavier Cooper probably won't play as much for Washington State this season, and that…

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QB Tyler Hilinski signs financial aid agreement with Washington State

Washington State announced on Tuesday that high school quarterback Tyler Hilinski has signed a financial aid agreement, allowing him to enroll at WSU for spring semester after graduating high school early. By signing, Hilinski can participate in spring practices in 2015 without losing a year of eligibility. Because the only scholarship quarterbacks on the roster next season will likely be current freshmen Luke Falk and Peyton Bender, Hilinski has a shot to compete for the starting quarterback position. Read more

Big plays abound at WSU practice

“Intense and sloppy … kind of an exchange of big plays,” were the words coach Mike Leach used to describe today…

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Tyler Hilinski signs with WSU

With the above tweet the Washington State…

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WSU linebackers a veteran bunch

How experienced is Washington State's linebacking corps? Even the backups have starts under their belt. The Cougars' deep linebacking…

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Cougar linebackers refine communication

PULLMAN – Washington State made an organizational change to its linebacking corps, one that will not change the way the Cougar defense looks this season, but one that coaches hope drastically improves the way it communicates. They brought the Buck linebackers – hybrid defensive ends who can rush the passer or drop into coverage – into linebacker meetings, completing the unit. Now the Bucks see what the Sam (strong side), Mike (middle) and Will (weak side) linebackers see. That and a returning core of experienced vets have WSU’s linebackers communicating better than ever. Read more

WSU linebackers refine communication

PULLMAN – Washington State made an organizational change to its linebacking corps, one that will not change the way the Cougar defense looks this season, but one that coaches hope drastically improves the way it communicates. Read more

WSU secondary learning quickly

The dorms in Pullman are open again and students are trickling back onto campus. School doesn't start for another…

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