Moos says WSU football “still in the process” of building

PULLMAN — When Washington State athletic director Bill Moos took stock of the football program after hiring Mike Leach in 2011, he thought that in three years the Cougars would be primed for a breakthrough season. The Cougars turned the corner a year ahead of … Read more

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Morning links: what’s going on at Utah

Both of Utah’s coordinators have taken positions elsewhere and it sounds like coach Kyle Whittingham may soon follow. Read more

Linebacker Tana Pritchard leaves WSU football program

On Tuesday linebacker Tana Pritchard became the second WSU defensive player to leave the program in as many days. After starting the first three games of the season, Pritchard saw his playing time steadily diminish and ended the year No. 3 on the depth chart at the ‘Wil’ linebacker position. Read more

Freshman cornerback Kevin Griffin leaves WSU football program

PULLMAN – Freshman cornerback Kevin Griffin has left the Washington State football program and will transfer to another school to continue playing football. Griffin played in three games this past season and made his first and only start in WSU’s win at Oregon State. He finishes his career at WSU with two tackles. Read more

Kevin Griffin leaves Washington State football program

I can confirm that freshman cornerback Kevin Griffin has left the Washington State football program, as indicated on his Twitter account. Griffin played in three games this past season and made his first and only start in WSU’s win at Oregon State. He finishes his… Read more

Cougars sign talented defensive players from junior colleges

Washington State may not have a new defensive coordinator yet, but on Wednesday the Cougars added two football players who should help the team slow down opposing offenses. On the first day of the midyear signing period for junior college recruits, defensive end Jeremiah Mitchell and safety Shalom Luani signed national letters of intent to play for WSU. By signing early, the duo can join the Cougars in January and participate it spring practices. Read more

WSU denies TV story about Leach

Washington State officials flatly denied a report by a Houston television station that football coach Mike Leach is interested in the vacant coaching position at the University of Houston. Sports information director Bill Stevens said emphatically Sunday that there is no truth to the report by David Nuno of KTRK-TV in Houston, and that the Cougars wanted to publicly deny it to prevent players and potential recruits from being concerned. Leach could not be reached for comment. Read more

Three more Riverside recruits headed to WSU

WSU’s defense could look markedly different next season. In fact, it could look a lot like the one at Riverside CC. Following yesterday’s news that Riverside’s Treshon Broughton will play at Washington State rather than Oregon State, today three of his teammates decided to follow… Read more

WSU flips an OSU recruit

Washington State’s defensive backfield got a little older today with JC cornerback Treshon Broughton’s college switch. More on WSU’s newest recruit after the jump. … Read more

Darryl Monroe leaves the Cougars

Darryl Monroe entered last season as the spokesman of the Washington State defense. Well-spoken and a two-year starter heading into his junior season, Monroe was WSU’s defensive representative at Pac-12 Media Days and was asked to further engage with fans by conducting video walkthroughs of… Read more

Who is standing out in WSU’s defensive coordinator search?

Covering a coaching search can be like playing in a national game of Telephone. You hear some names of prospective candidates that make no sense and some that make a lot of sense, and just when you think you’ve zeroed in on the candidate somebody… Read more

Vince Mayle named Second Team All-Pac-12

Washington State receiver Vince Mayle was named Second Team All-Pac-12, the conference announced Tuesday. Mayle tied for the national lead with 106 receptions and set the WSU single-season record with 1,483 receiving yards.The redshirt senior led the Pac-12 with six 100-yard receiving games and was… Read more

Key numbers from the WSU season

WSU finished the regular season with the nation’s No. 1 passing offense margin, throwing for 477.7 yards per game. How good was Washington State at moving the ball through the air? Well, Western Kentucky was No. 2 in that category with 365 passing yards, or… Read more

Four names to watch in WSU’s coaching search

Washington State coach Mike Leach is in the market for a new defensive coordinator and finding one may not require a lengthy search. Speaking on his weekly Cougar Calls radio show with Bud Nameck on KXLY 920, WSU athletic director Bill Moos said that Leach… Read more

Two WSU linebackers named to Pac-12 All-Academic first team

The Pac-12 released its 2014 football All-Academic teams and Washington State linebackers Mitch Peterson and Peyton Pelluer both made first team. Pelluer, a redshirt freshman, earned a 3.77 grade-point average and has not declared a major while Peterson, a senior, earned a 3.75 GPA as… Read more

Leach fires defensive coordinator, outside linebackers coach

PULLMAN – The day after Washington State’s season of high-scoring losses ended, head football coach Mike Leach dismissed defensive coordinator Mike Breske and outside linebackers coach Paul Volero. “We decided to make a change and wish them the best,” Leach said Sunday night through a spokesman. Read more

WSU Coach Mike Leach fires Breske, Volero

The day after Washington State’s season of high-scoring losses ended, head football coach Mike Leach dismissed defensive coordinator Mike Breske and outside linebackers coach Paul Volero. Read more