Stories tagged: Eric Mele
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 1, 2018, 9:41 p.m.
Following a season in which they had more negative rushing plays than rushing touchdowns, Washington State’s tailbacks have crossed the goal line 13 times in eight games and they’ve lost …
Tue., Oct. 23, 2018, 4:07 p.m.
It’s a good time to be playing on the offensive line at Washington State. The Cougars have given up fewer sacks this season than any team in the Pac-12 and …
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 10, 2018, 6:04 p.m.
The Cougars are proud of their FBS-leading fourth down conversion rate, which stands at 7-of-9 (77.7 percent) after games against Wyoming at San Jose State, but at the same time …
UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 12, 2018, 10:45 p.m.
Williams will carry more than a football as he enters his redshirt junior campaign. On May 5 in Boise, the running back got engaged to longtime girlfriend Rye Hewett, a …
UPDATED: Thu., April 12, 2018, 10:54 p.m.
Andre Dillard is either trying to pump up his young teammate or send a deflating message to his defensive counterparts on the other side of the line of scrimmage. He’s …
Tue., April 10, 2018, 11:26 p.m.
Eric Mele talks about switching from special teams coach to running backs coach, his policy on hurdling and freshman tailback Max Borghi.
Thu., Dec. 14, 2017, 11:01 p.m.
Washington State special teams coach Eric Mele talks about preparing for the Holiday Bowl, kicker Erik Powell and the early signing period.
Wed., Nov. 8, 2017, 10:29 p.m.
WSU special teams coach Eric Mele talks about the kickoff coverage blunders from Saturday’s game against Stanford and reflects on Luke Falk’s career with the Cougars.
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 8, 2017, 10:53 p.m.
The Cougars gave up more kickoff return yards to Cameron Scarlett (127) than they did rushing yards to Stanford’s dynamic tailback, Bryce Love (69).
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 19, 2017, 9:23 p.m.
Erik Powell, Kyle Sweet and Mitchell Cox are averaging just 33.7 yards per punt this season, which ranks No. 121 of 129 in the FBS.
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 18, 2017, 10:56 p.m.
Washington State special teams coach Eric Mele talks about the issues at the punting position and how the Cougars will address them moving forward.
Wed., Oct. 4, 2017, 11:01 p.m.
Washington State special teams coach Eric Mele talks about kicker Erik Powell and using three punters this season.
Thu., Sept. 7, 2017, 9:17 p.m.
Washington State special teams coach Eric Mele talks about kickers Erik Powell and Jack Crane after practice Thursday.
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 17, 2017, 11:12 p.m.
Kyle Sweet was throwing footballs when he arrived at Santa Margarita High School in 2011. By 2012, he was catching them. Now he’s punting them.
Thu., Aug. 11, 2016, 7:34 p.m.
One of the videos put out by the Washington State coaching staff that made the rounds online this summer showed a football player in Washington State’s luxurious, still-new weight room.
Wed., April 20, 2016, 10:37 p.m.
Offseason improvement can be difficult to discern, particularly when it comes to kickers. Even for a pair like Washington State kicker Erik Powell and punter Zach Charme, both of whom …
Thu., Sept. 10, 2015
PULLMAN – Washington State assistant football coach Eric Mele engages players by comparing special teams to Special Forces, creating daily missions instead of goals and referring to his best players …
Sat., Aug. 29, 2015
This is the seventh of eight previews looking at WSU’s position-by-position prospects for the upcoming season. Today: Special teams. Sunday: Quarterbacks. PULLMAN – The old football truism that special teams …
Fri., Aug. 28, 2015, 7:19 p.m.
The old football truism that special teams account for one-third of a game of football – defense and offense also being of roughly equal importance – isn’t really true.
Thu., Aug. 20, 2015
PULLMAN – There is no mystery to the special teams touchdown at Washington State; the Cougars saw enough examples of punts and kicks returned for scores last season to testify …
Fri., April 10, 2015
PULLMAN – While there are no punters listed on the Washington State football spring roster, the Cougars must have somebody do it. The group of specialists that special teams coach …
Thu., April 9, 2015, 9:50 p.m.
PULLMAN – While there are no punters listed on the Washington State football spring roster, the Cougars must have somebody do it.
Wed., Jan. 28, 2015
PULLMAN – Washington State coach Mike Leach announced on Tuesday that Eric Mele has been named special teams coordinator at WSU. Mele took over as the interim coordinator after Eric …
Thu., Oct. 23, 2014
PULLMAN – After nearly three years of taking orders, Eric Mele is ready to give them again. Make a plan. Trust your course but be willing to change direction in …
Wed., Oct. 22, 2014, 8:54 p.m.
After nearly three years of taking orders, Eric Mele is ready to give them again. Make a plan. Trust your course but be willing to change direction in a split …