Stories tagged: Mike Leach
Wed., Aug. 16, 2017, 10:38 p.m.
Rolling, not running, the preferred method of punishment for Washington State’s Leach
PULLMAN – Mike Leach has always been an adversary of sprint-based punishment. Here’s how the Washington State coach sees it. “The traditional thing is ‘run sprints,’” Leach said Wednesday afternoon …
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 15, 2017, 9:49 p.m.
Scout work begins for Washington State two weeks ahead of season opener
Jeff Choate and Montana State won’t be strolling into Martin Stadium for another 18 days, but the Cougars got their first glimpse of the Bobcats Tuesday afternoon in Pullman.
UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 13, 2017, 11:22 p.m.
Leach less than thrilled with ‘last 30 yards’ of Washington State practice
Washington State’s first workout under the Sunday Night Lights was a productive one. Until it wasn’t.
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 11, 2017, 11:25 p.m.
Washington State’s offense hits on all cylinders during first scrimmage
Luke Falk and his stable of rangy wideouts hummed from start to finish, James Williams made a few long, winding runs to the end zone and throughout a 90-play exhibition …
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 11, 2017, 11:45 p.m.
Washington State football walk-on DeRider awarded surprise scholarship
There’s now a good-sized list of Washington State Cougars who’ve joined Mike Leach’s program as long-shot walk-ons and performed well enough to warrant a full scholarship. Once upon a time, …
Wed., Aug. 9, 2017, 10:13 p.m.
Cougars headed home early … and other observations from Day 8 of fall camp
LEWISTON – The Washington State football schedule is frontloaded with home games this season – five of the seven are in the month of September – and Cougar coach Mike …
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 8, 2017, 10:57 p.m.
Washington State football sees different Isaiah Johnson-Mack this season
Coaches and teammates all agree: The Isaiah Johnson-Mack that left Pullman in June isn’t the same Isaiah Johnson-Mack that returned to campus in August.
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 7, 2017, 11:28 p.m.
Second team O-line has its struggles on Day 6 of WSU camp
LEWISTON – There are few teams in the country who wouldn’t jump at the opportunity to trade their own offensive line for that of Washington State. The Cougars have a …
UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 6, 2017, 10:52 p.m.
Tempers heat up in Lewiston … and other observations from the fifth day of WSU camp
LEWISTON – The temperatures cooked and so did the tempers Sunday afternoon as Washington State logged its fifth day of fall camp and third at Sacajawea Junior High in Lewiston. …
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 4, 2017, 10:06 p.m.
In a battle of offense vs. defense, Marcellus Pippins laughs last … and four other observations from day three of WSU camp
A slight breeze whipped through the Lewiston Orchards Friday afternoon, making day one of Cougar camp at Sacajawea Junior High bearable and maybe even … pleasant? Here are five observations …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 3, 2017, 11:12 p.m.
Twitter becomes a vital tool for Washington State coach Mike Leach
This offseason, Mike Leach found a new platform to share his wild thoughts, cast his bold opinions and further cement his status as the most interesting man in college football.
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 3, 2017, 10:35 p.m.
Washington State’s defensive line took heat, now looks to bring its own
There aren’t a ton of mysteries at WSU’s football training camp, but here’s a few positions to keep an eye on as the Cougars travel to Lewiston to continue fall …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 2, 2017, 10:42 p.m.
Off-field competition remains constant between Luke Falk, Washington State teammates
Competition never ceases between college football players – on the field, and perhaps even more so, off of it.
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 2, 2017, 9:22 p.m.
Washington State fall camp: four observations from Day 1
PULLMAN – A mess of crimson and white jerseys pushing sleds, running routes and chasing athletic trainers for a swig of water? Yep, fall camp is upon us. The Cougars …
Tue., Aug. 1, 2017, 6:19 p.m.
Cougars strong across the board entering fall camp
Mike Leach might liken the 2017 Cougars to a sharp cheddar, rather than a fine Swiss. There just aren’t many holes. Like every team in the country, the Cougars will …
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 1, 2017, 5:30 p.m.
WSU’s Mike Leach: NCAA rule changes an issue that needs to be addressed
Mike Leach isn’t necessarily bothered by a recent NCAA ruling that disallows teams from holding multiple full-contact practices on the same day. His teams at Washington State, nor those at …
UPDATED: Fri., July 28, 2017, 6:18 p.m.
Jamal Morrow, fellow Washington State running backs eager to contribute more in 2017
Will this be the year of the running back at Washington State? Jamal Morrow can always hope.
Thu., July 27, 2017, 8:36 p.m.
Pac-12 coaches split on NCAA restriction regarding two-a-days
When the NCAA voted last spring to eliminate two-a-day, full-contact practices, most coaches gave the decision a thumbs-up. Now they’re scrambling to adjust.
UPDATED: Thu., July 27, 2017, 10:14 p.m.
Washington State coach Mike Leach talks hot dogs, Millennials and even football at Pac-12 Media Days
Deadpan humor is a lot more fun than Xs and Os. Mike Leach proved it again on Thursday, delivering three one-liners before he took his seat at the Pac-12 Media …
UPDATED: Tue., May 16, 2017, 6:41 p.m.
Washington State football again dismisses wide receiver Kyrin Priester
Kyrin Priester came to Washington State in search of a second chance. He leaves now needing a fourth opportunity after being dismissed by the Cougars coaching staff for a second …
UPDATED: Tue., May 2, 2017, 6:26 p.m.
Washington State assistant football coaches receive raises
Mike Leach’s contract has been extended by one year, and athletic director Bill Moos says the two will have a discussion about a raise. That part comes later, but Leach …
UPDATED: Sat., April 22, 2017, 10:09 p.m.
Luke Falk leads Crimson to 35-10 victory in Washington State’s spring football game
Luke Falk displayed the calm demeanor and patient precision that have become his trademarks while guiding Crimson to a 35-10 victory over Gray during Washington State’s spring game on Saturday …
Sat., April 22, 2017, 9:23 p.m.
Crimson and Gray Game showed importance of speed for defensive line
Even with certain scrimmage restrictions making evaluation difficult, the Washington State defensive line showed itself to be a fast, tenacious unit during the Cougars’ Crimson and Gray game on Saturday.
UPDATED: Fri., April 21, 2017, 7:51 p.m.
Washington State strives for equal sides in annual Crimson and Gray Game
Mike Leach used to let his assistant coaches hold a draft to select sides for spring games.
Thu., April 20, 2017, 9:48 p.m.
Versatile B.J. Salmonson finally finds his spot with Washington State’s football team
B.J. Salmonson is certainly not Washington State’s biggest left guard.
UPDATED: Sat., April 15, 2017, 8:28 p.m.
Mike Leach pleased with consistency of Washington State’s final scrimmage
Mike Leach was happy with the consistency shown by both the offense and defense in Washington State’s final Saturday scrimmage before next Saturday’s Crimson and Gray game in Spokane.
Thu., April 6, 2017, 8:21 p.m.
New Washington State football assistants Jeff Phelps, Derek Sage build foundations
The setting is Washington State offensive line coach Clay McGuire’s house and the view is a gaggle of expectant coaches, milling about with plates.
Fri., Feb. 10, 2017, 11:04 p.m.
Washington State football coach Mike Leach saw Danny Amendola’s attributes at Texas Tech
Danny Amendola just earned his second Super Bowl ring and finished his eighth NFL season in part because of his precise route running – he has a world-class ability to …
Wed., Jan. 11, 2017, 10:49 p.m.
WSU defensive line coach Joe Salave’a likely leaving for Oregon
There may still be some dollars to negotiate and HR paperwork to fill out, but with every passing day it appears more likely that Joe Salave’a is leaving Washington State …
Sat., Dec. 10, 2016, 3:55 p.m.
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