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Manning to coach WSU outside LBs

PULLMAN – Washington State hired its second and possibly final coach this offseason on Saturday, tabbing Roy Manning to coach the outside linebackers. “Roy is an outstanding technical coach, a passionate recruiter and a great person who loves football,” said head coach Mike Leach in a press release. “He will be great for our players and our program.” Read more

WSU makes manning hire official

Washington State announced on Sunday that Roy Manning will join the Cougars and coach the outside linebackers. Read more

Cougars hire second defensive coach

Washington State hired its second and possibly final coach this offseason on Saturday, tabbing Roy Manning to coach the outside linebackers. Read more

Washington State defensive coordinator Alex Grinch stresses turnovers in his introductory press conference.

PULLMAN – Before the ball is snapped, the defense implemented by new Washington State defensive coordinator Alex Grinch will look pretty similar to the one employed by his predecessor, Mike Breske, at least in structure. The Cougars will still run a 3-4 base defense and with so many young starters last season, the personnel will for the most part be the same. Where Grinch hopes the difference will lie is in the ability to generate turnovers, repeatedly saying that it was “imperative” the Cougars find ways to take the ball away from opposing offenses. Read more

Q&A: WSU defensive coordinator Alex Grinch

New WSU defensive coordinator publicly spoke to the media for the first time on Friday. Here is a transcription of what he said: Read more

WSU hires Alex Grinch as defensive coordinator

PULLMAN – Alex Grinch will take over as the new defensive coordinator at Washington State and will try to make the Cougars’ defense as potent as its offense. Mike Leach dismissed defensive coordinator Mike Breske and outside linebackers coach Paul Volero six weeks ago, following WSU’s season-ending loss to Washington in the Apple Cup. Grinch will coach WSU’s secondary in addition to serving as the defensive coordinator. Read more

Video: WSU’s new coordinator in action

Here is a video of Alex Grinch working with Missouri’s safeties. Read more

WSU formally announces the new hire

Here is the press release Washington State Athletics just sent out regarding the hiring of Alex Grinch as defensive coordinator: Read more

WSU hires Missouri assistant Alex Grinch as defensive coordinator

Alex Grinch will take over as the new defensive coordinator at Washington State and will try to make the Cougars defense as potent as their offense. Read more

Live WSU chat

We host our weekly live chat to talk about WSU sports. Read more

Deone Bucannon named to NFL All-Rookie team

The writers that cover NFL teams every day have decided that Deone Bucannon was one of the league’s best rookies in 2014. Read more

Isiah Myers to play in Gridiron Showcase

Washington State senior receiver Isiah Myers will play in the College Gridiron Showcase, the school announced. Read more

Eleven local players chosen for all-state volleyball matches

Eleven players from local schools have been selected to participate in the Volleyball All-State series March 14 at Auburn-Riverside High School. Chosen for the 3A/4A team were Greater Spokane League MVP Kazlyn Roullier of Central Valley and All-GSL first-teamer Joslyn Bopray of Lewis and Clark. Read more

G&T Blog matters: Vernon Adams collects EWU academic honor, GU’s Kyle Wiltjer suttle skill, Mike Leach’s contract with WSU

A sampling from the past week of entries in The Spokesman-Review blog, Sportslink at spokesman.com/ blogs/sportslink. 2: The hard work paid off today, when Adams was named Eastern’s Scholar- Athlete of the Month for January, along with basketball player Melissa Williams. It’s been an unlikely road for Adams, a two-time All-American who told me this morning that he didn’t even like the classroom until he came to Cheney. Read more

WSU runs $13 million deficit for athletics

Uncommon expenditures on coaching salaries, buyouts and debt service left Washington State University’s athletic department with a $13 million deficit at the end of last year. WSU’s revenue rose from $45.7 million in 2013 to about $47.3 million in 2014. However, the spending on WSU sports soared to $59.7 million last year – $10 million more than in 2013. Read more

Former football player sues WSU

Washington State has been named as a defendant in a civil suit brought by former Cougars football player Domenic Rockey stemming from an incident on Oct. 1, 2013, that left Rockey in the hospital. The suit claims that WSU was negligent by not adequately supervising players and reckless by insisting that players “keep each other accountable.” Rockey contends that enforcing a literal interpretation of that phrase caused a teammate to injure him, which cost medical damages, caused extreme weight loss and affected the walk-on’s chances of earning a scholarship. Read more

WSU athletics releases 2014 fiscal numbers

On Friday, the Washington State athletic department released its statement of revenues and expenses for the prior fiscal year. Read more

Beau Glover to leave WSU

Safety Beau Glover is leaving the Washington State football program, according to his Twitter account. Read more

WSU rolls over Mike Leach’s contract, as expected

We reported awhile ago that Bill Moos planned to allow Mike Leach’s contract to roll over, in effect extending it until 2019. Read more

Cougars land Oklahoma receiver

Oklahoma wide receiver Dahu Green is headed to Washington State, according to multiple recruiting outlets. Read more

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