McDougle, a high-profile transfer from West Virginia, signed a letter of intent with Mike Leach and the Cougars Wednesday. McDougle will have three years of eligibility remaining when his clock restarts in 2019
Injuries pummeled the Pac-12 Conference in 2018 and it’s safe to wonder if the league would’ve put on a slightly better show during bowl season had a few key players avoided the long-term ailments that kept them off the field a majority of the year.
Washington State could see a College Football Playoff finalist this fall. It could also see a Mountain West Conference bottom-feeder – and everything in between. On the toughness scale, it doesn’t get any harder than the Washington Huskies or any easier than the San Jose State Spartans
Most expected Hercules Mata’afa to become the third Cougar selected in the 2018 Draft, next to offensive lineman Cole Madison and quarterback Luke Falk, who were respectively taken Saturday by the Green Bay Packers and Tennessee Titans. Instead, he went undrafted and will sign a free-agent contact with the Minnesota Vikings.
There’s already one Pac-12 record-setting quarterback in Tennessee. The Titans picked up another one, selecting Washington State’s Luke Falk with the 25th pick of the sixth round of the 2018 NFL Draft in Arlington, Texas.
Cole Madison was chosen with the first pick of the fifth round, the 138th pick overall, by the Green Bay Packers on Saturday. He becomes the first Cougar selected in the 2018 NFL Draft and the first WSU offensive lineman picked since 2016, when the Detroit Lions chose Spokane’s Joe Dahl.
Washington State anticipates its multiyear athletics debt will reach $67 million by the end of the 2018 fiscal year, a school spokesperson confirmed to The Spokesman-Review Friday, and the school’s Board of Regents will convene next week to formulate a plan to reduce the operating deficit.
From 14 days of spring camp in Pullman and one scrimmage, we’ve gleaned much about what the Cougars’ depth chart could look like this fall when WSU travels to Wyoming for the season opener. Let’s take a look into our crystal ball – or football, I suppose – and project Wazzu’s starters and backups at each position for the 2018 season.
The 2018 NFL Draft gets going tomorrow night at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, and maybe it’s fitting that, in the state where everything is bigger, Washington State could have its largest crop of players selected since 2005.
On Wednesday, the school announced a kickoff time for its season opener at Wyoming on Sept. 1. The Cougars and Cowboys will kick off at 12:30 p.m. PDT at War Memorial Stadium in Laramie. CBS Sports Network will televise the game.
WSU wide receiver Dezmon Patmon talks about the Cougar quarterbacks and Easop Winston’s emergence this spring.
Cougars linebacker Jahad Woods talks about the final day of spring camp and his position group heading into the fall.