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UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 15, 2019, 1:13 a.m.

Mike Leach, Michael Baumgartner tease football and war leadership course at Washington State University

The head football coach at WSU tweeted what appeared to be a fully realized syllabus Sunday night for the course, which he first teased in late November. Michael Baumgartner, the …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 8, 2019, 6:15 p.m.

Washington State’s Mike Leach named AFCA Coach of the Year after leading Cougars to historic season

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. …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 4, 2019, 6:05 p.m.

From Lamonte McDougle to Mike Leach’s reunion with Dana Holgorsen, 19 reasons to follow Washington State in 2019

Officially, WSU doesn’t kick off again for another 240 days, but it’s never too early to peer into the future.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 3, 2019, 5:37 p.m.

Longtime Washington State Director of Football Operations Antonio Huffman leaving Cougars for Texas Tech

The former Red Raiders cornerback was a three-year starter for Leach at Tech and returns to his alma mater more than 10 years after his playing career ended. Formerly the …


Big 12 contacts helping Washington State get to know Iowa State, prepare for Alamo Bowl

In between the dozens of phone calls they’ve made to recruits over the last three weeks in preparation for the early signing period, Washington State coaches have found time to …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 19, 2018, 9:42 p.m.

Washington State keeps CB Armauni Archie, but loses DT Dejon Benton on first day of early signing period

Twice on Wednesday, Washington State’s coaching staff found itself playing defense against rival programs from the Pac-12 Conference.


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 19, 2018, 2:13 p.m.

Live updates: Washington State football up to 17 signees as NCAA’s early period begins

Follow along with our live thread as the letters of intent continue to roll in. Below, you’ll find short bios of each player to sign with the Cougars and accompanying …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 18, 2018, 9:34 p.m.

Washington State could ink as many as 20 players – or more – when early signing period opens

WSU’s 2019 class is expected to be in the low 20s, which should place the Cougars at the top of the Pac-12. WSU and Cal each had 21 oral commitments …


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 10, 2018, 7:47 p.m.

Washington State’s Mike Leach one of six finalists for Munger Award

The Washington State coach was named a finalist for the first time since he arrived in Pullman seven years ago. Joining Leach, Notre Dame’s Brian Kelly and Alabama’s Nick Saban …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 6, 2018, 6:22 p.m.

Iowa State’s Matt Campbell: ‘I’ve read the book’ penned by Washington State’s Mike Leach

Campbell’s playbook may not mirror Leach’s, but the 39-year-old ISU coach still knows a fair amount about the coach he’ll be opposing at the Dec. 28 Alamo Bowl (6 p.m. …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 6, 2018, 5:59 p.m.

Dynamic duo: Washington State’s Gardner Minshew, Mike Leach named Pac-12’s Player of Year, Coach of Year by Associated Press panel

WSU placed three other players on the AP All-Pac-12 teams. Senior left tackle Andre Dillard was named to the first team offense, while senior defensive end Logan Tago and junior …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 4, 2018, 6:38 p.m.

Washington State’s Gardner Minshew named Pac-12 Offensive Player of the year, Mike Leach named Coach of Year

Mike Leach and Gardner Minshew may not have drawn it up exactly like this when the seventh-year Washington State coach recruited his next starting quarterback over the phone last spring, …


WSU coach Mike Leach thinks his Cougars should have made the New Year’s Six. Here’s why his wallet agrees with him.

Similar to other coaches, Mike Leach has hundreds of thousands of dollars in incentives wrapped up in his employment contract.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 29, 2018, 8:58 p.m.

Gardner Minshew vs. Brett Rypien? Yes, please: Five intriguing bowl matchups for Washington State

Heading into conference championship weekend, the 10-2 Cougars sit right on the bubble of a New Year’s Six bowl berth – and behind four teams who’ve lost one more game …


John Blanchette: Let’s boost Washington State’s status by packing it in with Pac-12

It sounds as if Mike Leach and athletic director Pat Chun are going to the mattresses to try to rub out the Barzinis, Tattaglias and Cuneos — otherwise known as …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 26, 2018, 11:28 a.m.

Washington State’s Mike Leach refutes report, claiming no interest in return to Texas Tech

Leach, in the last 24 hours, has told multiple reporters he wouldn’t be remotely interested in leaving Pullman for Lubbock, citing his frustration that Tech still hasn’t paid him for …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 21, 2018, 3:01 p.m.

Washington State’s Mike Leach named semifinalist for Coach of the Year award

Mike Leach has guided Washington State to its first 10-win season in 15 years and the coach was recognized on Wednesday, being named one of 18 semifinalists for the George …


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 18, 2018, 9:54 p.m.

Washington State’s fast start helped by a (Marcus) Strong opening statement

An early interception by Washington State’s Marcus Strong allowed Gardner Minshew and company to drive down to give the Cougars a 14-point lead midway through the first quarter en route …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 12, 2018, 10:06 p.m.

Washington State’s Mike Leach, Gardner Minshew share affinity for late movie star Burt Reynolds

Gardner Minshew and Burt Reynolds do share a mustache and Leach paid tribute to the American TV/movie star on Twitter Sunday night, sharing a video from an ESPN postgame interview …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 12, 2018, 8:55 p.m.

Washington State’s Mike Leach insists defensive plan is part of what made Khalil Tate dangerous in 2017 game

Washington State’s defensive backs may still be inhaling the dust Khalil Tate left behind in a football game-turned-track meet between the Cougars and Arizona Wildcats last October in the Tucson …


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 11, 2018, 10:14 p.m.

Controlling the clock was key for Washington State in 24-point rout of Colorado

The best offense is a good defense. The best defense is a good offense. It’s been a little bit of both for No. 8 Washington State this football season.


Who is Max Borghi? Washington State running back returns to state where he fell in love with football

If Max Borghi told you he was a third- or fourth-generation running back, you’d have no choice but to believe it – and yet it wouldn’t be any further from …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 5, 2018, 10:29 p.m.

Mike Leach says WSU rookie Abraham Lucas is ‘one of the best offensive linemen’ in Pac-12

Lucas is anchoring the right edge of an offensive line that’s allowed just seven sacks in nine games – best in the Pac-12 and tied for fifth-best in the country.


When ball didn’t bounce Washington State’s way, Cougars stayed resilient in win over Cal

For No. 10 Washington State, Saturday night’s 19-13 win over California was all about weathering a storm. Multiple storms, actually.


Upon reflection, Washington State stayed golden thanks to sequence of big plays

The scoreboard reflected a 19-13 win for No. 10 Washington State on Saturday night. But only a couple of key plays allowed the Cougars to celebrate a win over the …


Mike Leach praises Washington State DBs for grit and toughness against Stanford’s imposing WRs

Mike Leach thought his defensive backs handled themselves well Saturday, even if they were constantly picked on by three Stanford pass-catchers who looked just as capable of forming an NBA …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 22, 2018, 9:22 p.m.

Patrick Baumgartner, brother of Spokane-based politician, hatched Washington State’s ‘Big Gulp’ formation in Cambodian bar

The veil has finally been lifted off the Microsoft engineer that drew up the “Big Gulp Left” formation Mike Leach and Washington State have used multiple times this season, most …


Washington State’s Mike Leach suggests top to bottom, Pac-12 is country’s best conference

Best division in college football? The Pac-12 North has unquestionably made its case through the first seven weeks, even if it isn’t the most likely to ship somebody to the …


Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott addresses the replay controversy and Mike Leach’s text controversy at halftime of Oregon game

Pac 12 Commissioner Larry Scott addressed the media at halftime of the Oregon game to address the ongoing controversy over a missed targeting call in Washington State’s Sept. 21 loss …


Washington State’s Mike Leach sent text messages to Pac-12 executives voicing frustration about controversial no-call

Through a public records request, Yahoo Sports has extracted text messages from the cell phone of the WSU coach, sent to various Pac-12 executives, that underline Leach’s frustration with a …