An offensive guard from the University of Nevada was selected with the 33rd overall pick of the 2018 NFL Draft. An offensive tackle from Washington State could be taken off the board that early this year – perhaps earlier.
There’s no starting job on the line for Gardner Minshew in Mobile, Alabama, but it isn’t difficult for the Washington State quarterback to notice a few similarities between his week at the Senior Bowl and the lead-up to the Cougars’ 2018 football season.
Next season, Washington State coach Mike Leach will face an Oregon team now featuring three of his former assistants.
Senior Bowl participants were weighed and measured before they headed to the podium for media interviews Tuesday morning. For the pro clubs that place stock in the length and width of their QB’s throwing hand, Gardner Minshew already looks to be an attractive option.
Now that the most productive season by a Washington State quarterback is over, it’s time to look back at some of its highlights. Here are 13 of them – one from each game he played in – displaying a year’s worth of Minshew excellence.
The six other finalists for the award are Oregon safety Ugo Amadi, Notre Dame cornerback Julian Love, Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray, Kansas State offensive tackle Dalton Risner, Alabama offensive tackle Jonah Williams and Clemson defensive tackle Christian Wilkins.
Members of the Washington State community were urged to light a candle and hold a moment of silence in memory of quarterback Tyler Hilinski on the one-year anniversary of his death.
The foundation started by the family of former Washington State quarterback Tyler Hilinski announced a major partnership on Monday as it continues to put a lens on mental health awareness and the destigimitization of mental illness.
Pullman is apparently on the shortlist for the FCS All-American and two-time Walter Payton Award finalist, and a source confirmed to The Spokesman-Review Friday Gubrud is “looking at WSU” as a potential landing spot.
As a sophomore at Golden West, Aldapa recorded 61 tackles – 36 of those solo and 25 assisted – from his inside linebacker position. He also had one sack and two fumble recoveries in 10 games for the Rustlers, who finished the season with a 6-5 record.
The Cougars finished with an 11-2 record under the seventh-year coach and capped the winningest season in school history with a 28-26 win over Iowa State in the Alamo Bowl. That catapulted WSU to No. 10 in the final edition of both the Associated Press and Coaches Polls.
Hours after Clemson beat Alabama in the national championship, the Cougars, who closed out the season with a 28-26 win over Iowa State in the Alamo Bowl, moved up two spots and checked in at No. 10 in the final Top 25 rankings.