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WSU football: Turnovers key to Alex Grinch’s defense

PULLMAN – A collection of loud roars emerged from the west end zone inside the towering shadow of the Cougar football complex. Senior linebacker Jeremiah Allison came away with the football during team red-zone drills near the end of practice, prompting defensive players in white jerseys to party like they’d just came away with a game-clinching fumble recovery in the Apple Cup. Read more

A quick note on the LaRue situation

Cornerback Sebastian LaRue was dismissed for violating a team rule. Read more

Highlights from Mike Leach’s teleconference

Here’s what Mike Leach had to say before the start of spring practice. Read more

WSU releases a spring roster missing a couple notable players

Washington State released an updated roster in advance of tomorrow’s spring football practice. Read more

WSU spring football: Cougars want faster defense

PULLMAN – The Washington State football players will emerge on Thursday from a winter spent in their expansive new weight room. But to the public, able to see the Cougars at the 2:30 p.m. Martin Stadium practice for the first time since the Apple Cup, WSU will look pretty much the same. Read more

WSU spring football: Players to watch

Isaac Dotson, sophomore, safety – One of WSU’s most physically imposing defensive backs, Dotson (6-foot-2, 218) was primed for a starting role before losing last season to injury. Luke Falk, sophomore, quarterback – Falk filled in ably after Connor Halliday was injured, leading the Cougars to a win at Oregon State in his first start. Does WSU have its starting quarterback for the next three years or will someone else emerge? Read more

GU freshman Tyler Frost named WCC Baseball Player of the Week

Tyler Frost, a Gonzaga freshman who batted .563 in the Phoenix Muni Classic last week, is the West Coast Conference Player of the Week in baseball. Frost scored four runs, drove in three and had two extra-base hits, including his first career home run. Read more

WSU adds safety Hunter Dale

During this brief layover at SeaTac I turned on my computer to discover that the Cougars have added a 25th player to their 2015 recruiting class. Read more

Highlights from Mike Leach’s 710 Seattle interview

Mike Leach was in Seattle yesterday for the final “A Night with Cougar Football” but first dropped by for a visit with 710 ESPN Seattle Danny Dave and Moore. Read more

Former Cougar Xavier Cooper does his best to impress NFL scouts during combine

PULLMAN – There is no starting gun for NFL prospects when they run the 40-yard-dash, the most universally understood drill to measure athleticism in football players. So when Xavier Cooper got into his pre-sprint crouch he had all the time he needed to think about the tens of thousands of dollars riding on every hundredth of a second and about how close he is to achieving the highest level of his chosen profession. Read more

Former WSU QB Connor Halliday hopes to impress despite injury

Connor Halliday’s ankle hasn’t healed enough for the quarterback to throw at this week’s NFL Combine, but the record-setting passer from Washington State is still one of three Cougars to descend on Indianapolis this week in the hopes of impressing professional scouts and executives. Halliday will only participate in the combine by having his physical measurements taken and interviewing with team representatives. Read more

Former WSU QB Connor Halliday hopes to impress at NFL combine despite injury

Connor Halliday’s ankle hasn’t healed enough for the quarterback to throw at this week’s NFL Combine, but the record-setting passer from Washington State is still one of three Cougars to descend on Indianapolis this week in the hopes of impressing professional scouts and executives. Read more

NCAA studying rule to allow electronic communication between coaches, players on field

PULLMAN – Few NCAA football coaches are likely to be less affected by a proposed NCAA rule change that would allow coaches to communicate electronically with players on the field than Mike Leach, but Washington State’s coach still says he’s supportive of the move. The NCAA football rules committee is trying to experiment with wireless communication, similar to the NFL where the quarterback and one defensive player have devices that allow them to communicate with coaches until there are 15 seconds left on the play clock. Read more

Former Mike Leach quarterback Graham Harrell will coach receivers for WSU

PULLMAN – Less than a year after joining the Washington State football program as an offensive analyst, Graham Harrell is the Cougars’ new outside receivers coach. Mike Leach announced on Thursday that Harrell would fill the assistant coaching position vacated when Dennis Simmons took a coaching position at Oklahoma. Read more

Former Mike Leach quarterback, Graham Harrell, will coach receivers for WSU

Less than a year after joining the Washington State football program as an offensive analyst, Graham Harrell is the Cougars’ new outside receivers coach. Mike Leach announced on Thursday that Harrell would fill the assistant coaching position vacated when Dennis Simmons took a coaching position at Oklahoma. Read more

Former Leach, NFL QB Graham Harrell is new WSU receivers coach

As a player at Texas Tech, Graham Harrell threw an NCAA-record 134 touchdown passes in Mike Leach’s offense. Read more

Live WSU chat

Join us at 11 a.m. on Wednesday to talk about Cougar sports. Read more

Three Cougars invited to the NFL scouting combine

Three former Washington State football players have been invited to attend the NFL scouting combine. Read more

WSU adds a cornerback to 2015 recruiting class

The Cougars announced 23 signees yesterday during the first day of the signing period, but that doesn’t mean they were done recruiting. Read more

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