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UPDATED: Tue., June 5, 2018, 4:42 p.m.

Idaho names Adam Breske inside linebackers coach, replacing former Eastern Washington defensive coordinator John Graham

Idaho football has hired Adam Breske, the son of Vandals defensive coordinator Mike Breske, as its inside linebackers coach – the program announced Tuesday.


Idaho Vandals defense totals four interceptions in final scrimmage of camp

University of Idaho coach Paul Petrino saw a particularly strong showing from the Vandals’ defensive backfield in the final scrimmage of preseason camp Saturday.


UPDATED: Thu., April 6, 2017, 8:51 p.m.

Idaho Vandals work to improve defensive secondary after bowl-winning season

Lloyd Hightower is listed at 173 pounds on the Idaho spring football roster.


Mike Breske has high hopes for deeper Idaho defense

Mike Breske’s last two defensive coordinator jobs have been on the Palouse, first at Washington State and now at Idaho.


Give and Take: UI names Mike Breske defensive coordinator

Find blog items daily at spokesman.com/blogs /sportslink 1: “Coach Breske has been a coordinator for more than 20 years and he’s won three national championships,” Idaho coach Paul Petrino said. …


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 …


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 …


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 …


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 30, 2014, 7:38 p.m.

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.


Grip on Sports: Washington State’s desired defensive identity remains elusive

Wednesday: This was the season the Cougars were supposed to turn the corner. Nine games in, we all know it didn’t happen. So will there be repercussions? There already have …


Follow the leader

PULLMAN – When Washington State was at its worst during its deflating loss to Rutgers last Thursday, senior quarterback Connor Halliday was at his best. After a costly turnover in …


Cougars’ Halliday stepping up as a leader

When Washington State was at its worst during its deflating loss to Rutgers last Thursday, senior quarterback Connor Halliday was at his best as a leader.


WSU position preview: Defensive backs

This is the third of eight position previews looking at WSU’s position-by-position prospects for the upcoming season. Today: Defensive backs. Tuesday: Linebackers. PULLMAN – Classes haven’t even started at Washington …


WSU’s young defensive backs get crash course

Classes haven’t even started at Washington State and the freshman members of the Cougars’ defensive backfield are already feeling a bit overwhelmed with how much studying college requires.


WSU depth chart coming into shape following scrimmage

LEWISTON – The depth chart has changed more than the roster since Washington State’s 2014 spring football practices ended. The Cougars scrimmaged for 62 plays on Saturday and coaches said …


Fierce competition helps shape WSU depth chart

The Cougars scrimmaged for 62 plays on Saturday and coaches said the starters and backups reflected how the snaps would shake out if a game were held today.


Washington State’s Deone Bucannon awaits big call in draft

Although Deone Bucannon’s days of playing for the Cougars are over, Washington State defensive coordinator Mike Breske can still eke out a little more production from his graduated All-American safety. …


WSU spring football: Sebastian LaRue makes transition to defense

PULLMAN – When Sebastian LaRue transferred to Washington State from Texas A&M it was immediately assumed that the former highly-coveted receiver recruit would provide stiff competition for WSU’s deep receiving …


WSU spring football: Sebastian LaRue makes transition to defense

When Sebastian LaRue transferred to Washington State from Texas A&M it was immediately assumed that the former highly-coveted receiver recruit would provide stiff competition for WSU’s deep receiving corps.


WSU spring practice: Young secondary ‘learning right now’

PULLMAN – Until the members of Washington State’s defensive backfield have a chance to create their legacies, the Cougars’ secondary will be recognized for who left rather than who remained. …


WSU spring practice: Young secondary ‘learning right now’

Until the members of Washington State’s defensive backfield have a chance to create their legacies, the Cougars’ secondary will be recognized for who left rather than who remained.


WSU underclassmen receive chance to impress

PULLMAN – During the season, Washington State’s football coaches don’t get much time with the underclassmen on the team. Except for the rare freshman whose talents dictate that they play …


WSU coaches use extra time to assess talent

During the season, Washington State’s football coaches don’t get much time with the underclassmen on the team.


Cougars work to stay sharp while awaiting bowl word

PULLMAN – After nearly a week off since the Apple Cup, the Washington State football team returned to practice on Thursday. While the players and coaches had yet to train …


Cougs stay sharp while awaiting call

After nearly a week off since the Apple Cup, the Washington State football team returned to practice on Thursday.


Bucannon at core of WSU defense

PULLMAN – It was apparent even in 2010 the Cougars had unearthed a future impact player in safety Deone Bucannon. Starting in place of the injured Chima Nwachukwu, Bucannon racked …


Unlike last year, it’s evident now the Cougars won’t overly depend on freshmen

PULLMAN – If it wasn’t already obvious based on who was playing where during Washington State’s preseason football camp, it’s rather clear now, through three games, that the Cougars won’t …


Freshman cornerback likely to make first start for Cougs

LOS ANGELES – Daquawn Brown might find out here, the city in which he grew up, just how much growing up he’s done as a college football player two games …


Call them both Sam

PULLMAN – Eventually, Washington State defensive coordinator Mike Breske will decide who will start at sam (strong side) linebacker in the Cougars’ Aug. 31 season-opener at Auburn. But one participant …


Time to step up

This is the seventh of eight positional reviews of Washington State’s 2013 football team. Today: Defensive backs. Wednesday: Special teams. PULLMAN – There is no position group on Washington State’s …