Stories tagged: Mike Leach
Fri., March 25, 2016, 7:52 p.m.
Cougars use practices to check out players at different positions
The 15 practices allotted to college football teams are useful for developing skilled players but also for finding better uses for the skill already on the team.
Wed., March 23, 2016, 11:16 p.m.
Nothing casual about WSU spring football
When searching for real world examples to illustrated the importance of maximum effort throughout a contest, or how little plays made early in a game can prove decisive in its …
Fri., March 4, 2016, 9:13 p.m.
Raises across the board for WSU football coaches
Athletic director Bill Moos likes to say that merit and the market are the factors he uses to determine coaching salaries, but there is also a preventative consideration.
Fri., Feb. 5, 2016, 11:47 p.m.
WSU in rare situation regarding quarterbacks
Barring unforeseen attrition, Washington State will begin next football season with a junior quarterback, a sophomore quarterback, a redshirt freshman and, if Justus Rogers develops as the coaches hope he …
Mon., Jan. 11, 2016, 7:41 p.m.
A second WSU receivers coach departs Cougars, headed to Oregon
Three coaches who were once assistants under Mike Leach at Washington State, two of them this season, have become first-time head coaches, coordinators, or assistants at the FBS level since …
Tue., Dec. 29, 2015, 1:29 p.m.
WSU extends contracts for Alex Grinch, Joe Salave’a; Leach contract rolls over
Washington State has extended the contracts of defensive coordinator Alex Grinch and defensive line coach Joe Salave’a.
Sat., Dec. 26, 2015, 10:16 p.m.
Washington State seniors take final bow after ideal outcome
As the band played and the fans cheered Washington State’s 20-14 Sun Bowl victory over Miami, senior offensive linemen Joe Dahl and Gunnar Eklund paused to soak it in.
Wed., Dec. 23, 2015, 9:52 p.m.
Cougars take tour of Fort Bliss with Sun Bowl on horizon
A Bradley fighting vehicle is a cramped workspace for a soldier of average size. Yet somehow the Washington State offensive line was able to get inside and operate the troop …
Tue., Dec. 22, 2015, 8:40 p.m.
Mike Leach prepares disciples for future success
A late-arriving flight prevented Washington State from participating in its scheduled Monday night practice, but the Cougars put in nearly three hours of work at a local high school facility …
Mon., Dec. 21, 2015, 4:09 p.m.
Sun Bowl swag just part of experience for Cougars
In the age of newer, flatter and more useful TVs, Mike Leach’s set is a relic, dating all the way back to 2005.
Fri., Dec. 18, 2015, 2:29 p.m.
Mike Leach AP Pac-12 coach of the year; Luke Falk and Eduardo Middleton on first team
The writers who cover the Pac-12 on a regular basis were impressed with Washington State’s five-win improvement in 2015, selecting six Cougars to the Associated Press’ All-Pac-12 teams and naming …
Thu., Dec. 17, 2015, 6:18 p.m.
Cougars prepare for Miami’s team speed in Sun Bowl
Amid all the recent turmoil in the Miami football program, one thing is constant.
Tue., Dec. 15, 2015, 5:48 p.m.
WSU football team has seven games in Pullman next season
The most highly anticipated Washington State football season in at least a decade will play out primarily in front of its home fans.
Fri., Dec. 11, 2015, 1:20 p.m.
Sun Bowl: Miami on high after series of lows
On the day his team was selected to play in the Sun Bowl, Washington State coach Mike Leach admitted he didn’t know much about the Miami Hurricanes.
Thu., Dec. 10, 2015, 10:01 p.m.
Cougars coach Mike Leach revises recruiting philosophy
The bowl practices, All-America lists and other post-regular season ephemera currently occupying headlines mask something currently happening at Washington State that will have a much more lasting impact for the …
Thu., Dec. 10, 2015, 3:25 p.m.
WSU’s Graham Harrell hired by North Texas as offensive coordinator
Washington State outside receivers coach Graham Harrell will become the new offensive coordinator at the University of North Texas, according to multiple reports.
Tue., Dec. 8, 2015, 8:20 p.m.
Cougars return to practice, but starters make only brief appearance
Luke Falk and the rest of the Washington State Cougars returned to the practice on Tuesday afternoon, but the quarterback did not stay long.
Fri., Nov. 27, 2015, 8:26 p.m.
Washington State has seven turnovers in 45-10 Apple Cup loss
The legion of mistakes and first-start miscues that must be owned by backup quarterback Peyton Bender were enough to make a Washington State win all but impossible in the Apple …
Thu., Nov. 26, 2015, 6:18 p.m.
Apple Cup comes with speculations and certainties
If there is an upside to the Apple Cup’s return to the Friday after Thanksgiving, it is that the speculation and hand wringing over who will start at quarterback for …
Wed., Nov. 25, 2015, 9:21 p.m.
Gabe Marks’ energy, talent ignites Cougars
As soon as Connor Halliday heard the good news, he headed straight to his head coach’s office.
Mon., Nov. 23, 2015, 5:39 p.m.
Mike Leach explains reasons for not discussing injuries
Mike Leach did not give any update on the status of concussed starting quarterback Luke Falk’s health during his weekly press conference on Monday.
Sat., Nov. 21, 2015, 11:36 p.m.
Cougars earn eighth win by defeating Colorado, but lose QB Luke Falk to injury
The loss felt bigger than the victory for Washington State, which kept its winning streak rolling along by beating Colorado 27-3 on Saturday night but lost the starting quarterback who …
Fri., Nov. 20, 2015, 8:57 p.m.
Football: WSU’s Mike Leach on list for George Munger coach of the year
Washington State head coach Mike Leach is one of 18 semifinalists for the George Munger Collegiate Coach of the Year, Maxwell Football Club president Ron Jaworski announced Friday.
Mon., Nov. 16, 2015, 8:08 p.m.
Cougars have put themselves in line for a prestige bowl game
Washington State will not play in the Rose Bowl in 2015, but every other prestige bowl affiliated with the Pac-12 is still in play.
Sun., Nov. 15, 2015, midnight
WSU ranked No. 24 in AP poll, No. 23 in coaches poll
No. 18 UCLA, the victim of yet another fourth-quarter comeback by the 2015 Washington State Cougars, was the highest-ranked team the Cougars have beaten since defeating No. 16 Oregon in …
Fri., Nov. 13, 2015, 8:43 p.m.
Cougars’ expectations growing by the week
Like the wide receivers and running backs that flood the football field in search of open spaces in his Air Raid offense, Mike Leach’s expectations are a moving target.
Mon., Nov. 9, 2015, 11:22 p.m.
Offensive line is the engine that makes WSU’s Air Raid offense fly
Compared to the offensive line, NCAA passing leader Luke Falk is but a football distributor. Washington State’s receivers are just deliverymen, its running backs merely glorified porters. The offensive line …
Sun., Nov. 8, 2015, 7:22 p.m.
WSU will end up in a bowl game, guaranteed
In this country, says Mike Leach, “bowl eligible” doesn’t mean “bowl guaranteed.”
UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 7, 2015, 10:52 p.m.
WSU comeback makes Cougars bowl eligible
The time it took for the possibility of postseason play to become a reality was however long Dom Williams needed to race three-quarters of the field and score the game-clinching …
Wed., Nov. 4, 2015, 6:10 p.m.
Cougars prepare for blitzing heat from Sun Devils
The chaos starts the instant Luke Falk takes the snap from the center, and in the fog of grunts and limbs the Washington State quarterback has to go through his …