Stories tagged: Mike Leach
UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 24, 2017, 8 p.m.
Washington State freshman WR Bell bringing upbeat attitude, production to Cougars
Bell turned four passes into 113 receiving yards Saturday night and the inside receiver has been one of Luke Falk’s best safety valves this season despite debuting as a Pac-12 …
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 22, 2017, 9:32 p.m.
Washington State, Nevada football programs have plenty in common
The Cougars will face variations of the spread offense throughout the year, but Mike Leach’s system is a breed of its own, with a handful of stylistic twists WSU probably …
Fri., Sept. 22, 2017, 6 a.m.
The architect, his pupil, and his son: Hal Mumme, Mike Leach and Matt Mumme are wedded to the Air Raid offense
Matt Mumme’s Wolf Pack (0-3, 0-0) are taking on Leach’s Cougars (3-0, 0-0) at 3 p.m. at Martin Stadium. It’s Air Raid vs. Air Raid – Hal’s longtime friend vs. …
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 19, 2017, 11:08 p.m.
Video: Washington State coach Mike Leach post practice Sept. 19
Washington State coach Mike Leach previews Nevada and talks about Tuesday’s practice.
Tue., Sept. 19, 2017, 9:32 p.m.
Lopsided run-to-pass ratio not a concern of Washington State’s Leach through three games
PULLMAN – In Saturday’s 52-23 rout of Oregon State, Washington State fans saw the Air Raid offense in peak shape. Quarterbacks Luke Falk and Tyler Hilinski threw the ball 58 …
Mon., Sept. 18, 2017, 6:48 p.m.
Kaleb Fossum’s return to Washington State could be spoiled by knee injury
PULLMAN – Former Washington State football player Kaleb Fossum may not get the Pullman Homecoming he’d planned on. Fossum, a former walk-on wide receiver/returner for the Cougars, transferred to Nevada …
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 18, 2017, 9:25 p.m.
Washington State standout linebacker Peyton Pelluer reportedly out for season with foot fracture
PULLMAN – Washington State middle linebacker Peyton Pelluer won’t play another snap this season after fracturing his foot during the first half of the Cougars’ game against Oregon State, the …
UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 16, 2017, 9:55 p.m.
John Blanchette: Cougars’ giddiness over 3-0 start tempered by injury to Oregon State’s Jake Luton
The first pass covered a cool 14 yards, but then there was a bubble screen that went nowhere, a sack – by a team that had sacked nobody all season …
Tue., Sept. 12, 2017, 7:53 p.m.
Video: Washington State coach Mike Leach post practice Sept. 12
Washington State coach Mike Leach talks about Tuesday’s practice and what he sees on film from Oregon State.
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 11, 2017, 8:48 p.m.
Washington State’s Leach unleashes on offensive line during press conference
PULLMAN – It was supposed to be a badge of honor to play on Washington State’s offensive line this season. Some pundits have considered the group the best in the …
UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 10, 2017, 12:48 a.m.
John Blanchette: Something special, zany filled the air in Pullman
Having worked overtime all week, the gray haze smothering the region took Saturday off, for the most part – the air on the Palouse no worse than if it was …
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 8, 2017, 9:45 p.m.
Washington State gets another chance to take down Boise State
The 20th-ranked Cougars (1-0, 0-0) get the Broncos (1-0, 0-0) at home this year and can begin making amends for last year’s result when the ball is kicked off at …
Wed., Sept. 6, 2017, 6:56 p.m.
Video: Washington State coach Mike Leach post practice Sept. 6
Washington State coach Mike Leach talks about offensive lineman Cody O’Connell, defensive tackle Hercules Mata’afa and sign-stealing in Major League Baseball.
Tue., Sept. 5, 2017, 10:48 p.m.
NCAA considering more changes and once again, Washington State’s Leach doesn’t approve
PULLMAN – The NCAA might make a few more edits to its rule book in the near future and like usual, Washington State’s Mike Leach won’t be one of those …
Tue., Sept. 5, 2017, 7:35 p.m.
Video: Washington State coach Mike Leach post practice Sept. 5
Washington State coach Mike Leach talks after practice on Tuesday.
Mon., Sept. 4, 2017, 10:21 p.m.
Washington State’s Leach speaks out about Bigfoot, extraterrestrials
PULLMAN – Life exists on other planets and it’s naive to think otherwise, according to Mike Leach. The Washington State coach wrapped up Monday’s press conference like he always does, …
Mon., Sept. 4, 2017, 8:10 p.m.
Williams’ hurdle was a crowd favorite, but Washington State coaches condemn it
PULLMAN – Even if it makes for a nice addition to the highlight tape, hurdling can leave a player vulnerable in the air and Washington State coach Mike Leach would …
Mon., Sept. 4, 2017, 7:05 p.m.
Washington State planning to use redshirt on inside receiver Easop Winston
PULLMAN – Easop Winston may have the best hands on the team, but the inside receiver still needs to develop his speed, strength and stamina, so a redshirt season could …
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 4, 2017, 6:07 p.m.
‘Shovel pass’ a useful tool in Mike Leach’s offense, as long as QB can perform it
PULLMAN – By now, there aren’t many pages of Washington State’s offensive playbook that senior quarterback Luke Falk hasn’t mastered. There’s few offenses he can’t read and few throws he …
UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 3, 2017, 9:10 p.m.
The leftovers: Nuggets and notes from WSU’s 31-0 win over Montana State
Luke Falk became Washington State’s all-time leader with his 91st career touchdown pass, James Williams caught 13 balls and hit 163 receiving yards – both of those school records for …
UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 3, 2017, 7:32 p.m.
Don’t put too much credence in Washington State’s win, but at least it’s a step forward
In skinning the Bobcats Saturday night at Martin Stadium, No. 24 Washington State rang in the new football season with a rare step forward. It’s a small step – more …
UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 3, 2017, 7:42 p.m.
Luke Falk stays patient, utilizes variety of Washington State playmakers in win over Montana State
Luke Falk vs. the record book: To be continued. Falk vs. Montana State’s defense: No contest.
Sat., Sept. 2, 2017, 11:57 p.m.
John Blanchette: Washington State helps itself to some self-help advice
Once is a hiccup. Twice is a habit. Three times, well, if the Washington State Cougars were going to lose to a Big Sky Conference team three years running, there’s …
UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 3, 2017, 1:03 a.m.
Superior Washington State exorcises demons, opens with shutout win over Montana State
Relief generally isn’t the emotion spilling out of Pac-12 football players when a lesser opponent is handled the way the 24th-ranked Cougars handled the Bobcats. But unlike most of their …
Thu., Aug. 31, 2017, 4 a.m.
2017 football: Washington State Cougars preview
It’s hard to tell whether Washington State’s early spate of home games is more a blessing or a great big curse.
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 31, 2017, 9:05 p.m.
Rob Curley: Think you know WSU football coach Mike Leach? There’s ‘just one more thing …’
Serious football fans know WSU coach Mike Leach is an offensive genius. There aren’t many college passing records that Leach’s “Air Raid” offense hasn’t completely destroyed. Other college coaches explain …
Wed., Aug. 30, 2017, 9:47 p.m.
Jeff Choate enjoyed his stint at Washington State, but this weekend’s all business
Mike Leach and Jeff Choate will make plenty of walks Saturday night. Just not the one down memory lane.
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 29, 2017, 10:37 p.m.
Pac-12 notes: From afar, Washington State providing Houston with relief, well wishes
Even 2,000 miles away, the Washington State Cougars are doing their part to provide relief and lift spirits in Houston, Texas.
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 28, 2017, 4:47 p.m.
First look: Montana State at Washington State
Washington State (0-0) opens its sixth season under Mike Leach against former Cougar assistant Jeff Choate and FCS Montana State (0-0).
UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 26, 2017, 10:50 p.m.
Leach correctly predicts Mayweather-McGregor result; Washington State players, coaches enjoy fight together
Even in this tiny pocket of southeastern Washington, it’s practically impossible to escape the buzz surrounding tonight’s mega-bout between boxing icon Floyd Mayweather Jr. and MMA star Conor McGregor.