Stories tagged: Mike Leach
Sat., July 30, 2016, 4:38 p.m.
Sports letters to the editor
For the last few years I have paid little attention to Mike Leach and his boorish antics and interviews. I pass him off as a person who projects a vast …
Sat., July 23, 2016, 11:11 p.m.
Gabe Marks is an oratorical All-American
PULLMAN – Gabe Marks developed a cough. Specifically, he acquired Mike Leach’s cough, the one that only comes out in interviews.
Thu., July 14, 2016, 10:31 p.m.
Mike Leach spent offseason coaching football in Italy
From Alaska, to Cuba, to the Florida Keys, Mike Leach’s offseason itinerary has been an atlas of exotic, interesting, and hopefully restful locales.
Tue., June 7, 2016, 11:04 p.m.
WSU QB Peyton Bender academically ineligible for 2016 season
Backup quarterback Peyton Bender will not play for Washington State in 2016 after rendering himself academically ineligible.
Sat., May 14, 2016, 4:12 p.m.
Letters to the sports editor
Two of the most outspoken coaches in sports (Bobby Knight and Mike Leach) are both avid supporters of Donald Trump. Why a coach would wish to become involved in politics …
Sat., May 14, 2016
Craig Hemmens: Leach leveraged celebrity to help Trump
Coach Leach’s claim that his being the WSU head football coach had nothing to do with why he was invited is disingenuous at best and a complete denial of reality.
Mon., May 9, 2016, 9:05 a.m.
Couch Slouch: Sports world gone mad for Donald Trump
If you ever set foot in a Donald Trump casino, you would never lend a hand to a Donald Trump campaign. But we’ll get back to his gambling properties later …
Sat., April 30, 2016, 11:07 p.m.
Attention to detail a key in WSU’s spring football practices
Just one day after the Washington State Cougars wrapped up their spring football practices, the coaches were on airplanes fanning out across the west coast in search of next year’s …
Sat., April 23, 2016, 11:02 p.m.
Luke Falk, Gabe Marks provide highlights during WSU’s Crimson and Gray Game
With just a couple of seconds left in the half, Luke Falk stepped up in the pocket, saw Gabe Marks streaking through the back of the end zone and fired …
Sat., April 16, 2016, 10:49 p.m.
Cougars used Oklahoma connection to land defensive end Garrett McBroom
Defensive line depth is one of football’s most elusive luxuries, and to acquire it teams have to get a little creative.
Sat., April 9, 2016, 11:29 p.m.
Alex Grinch’s unique style of communication wins over Washington State’s defensive players
Before the door even closes, Alex Grinch is speaking. Check that, Washington State’s young defensive coordinator is preaching.
Fri., April 8, 2016, 11:24 p.m.
Five Cougars prove worth watching during scrimmages
With seven practices down, and seven more to go not including the Crimson in Gray Game in Spokane, the Washington State Cougars have essentially reached the midpoint of their spring …
Sat., April 2, 2016, 11:14 p.m.
New Washington State coach JaMarcus Shephard brings passion to game
A football team will never have more practices available to it before its next game than the first day of spring workouts.
Wed., March 30, 2016, 10:57 p.m.
Upperclassmen help new Cougars fit in
When Isaiah Johnson, Jalen Thompson and Justus Rogers arrived at Washington State in early January, it was their new teammates, not the coaches, who helped them get settled in the …
Sun., March 27, 2016, 9:48 p.m.
Coaches, players from Japanese football team visit to WSU to get insight from Leach and watch Cougars practice
While Pac-12 football teams compete every fall for West Coast supremacy, a proxy struggle plays out on the other side of the world.
Sat., March 26, 2016, 11:33 p.m.
Cougars prepare Andre Dillard as capable replacement to Joe Dahl at left tackle
While Andre Dillard is telling reporters after football practice how great Washington State’s first two spring practices have been, how excited he is to compete for the starting left tackle …
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.