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UPDATED: Tue., April 16, 2019, 10:08 p.m.

After breakout year at free safety, Washington State’s Skyler Thomas entering a new role with an open mind

Thomas’ 76 tackles in 2018 were complemented by two interceptions, three pass breakups and one tackle for loss.

UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 30, 2019, 6:49 p.m.

Washington State negotiates contract extensions with coach Mike Leach, DC Tracy Claeys

On the heels of a banner season, Washington State’s offensive and defensive play-callers both received votes of confidence from the school administration Wednesday afternoon through contract extensions.

Washington State’s Tracy Claeys makes cut as one of 15 semifinalists for Broyles Award

Under their first-year DC, the Cougars rank fourth in the Pac-12 Conference in total defense (33.8 yards per game allowed), fourth in scoring defense (22.6 points per game), third in …

First-year Washington State defensive coordinator Tracy Claeys nominated by Broyles Award

For the second year in a row, a Washington State defensive coordinator is being recognized as one of the top assistant coaches in college football.

UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 2, 2018, 10:23 p.m.

What question marks? Washington State’s defense clears up any uncertainty in season opener

Due to graduation and one early defection to the NFL, the Cougars are forfeiting plenty of experience at a number of spots on defense this season – and some considerable …

Video: Washington State defensive coordinator Tracy Claeys post scrimmage Aug. 10

WSU defensive coordinator Tracy Claeys talks about his defense’s performance in the scrimmage and evaluates the play of Willie Taylor III and Will Rodgers III.

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 2, 2018, 10:23 p.m.

Five questions heading into fall camp: Washington State Cougars

PULLMAN – Good luck trying to find a college football team in the country more eager to slip on pads and strap on helmets this week than Washington State. OK, …

Video: Washington State defensive coordinator Tracy Claeys post Crimson and Gray game

Tracy Claeys assesses the defensive performance and how the Cougars played in the red zone during Saturday’s scrimmage.

UPDATED: Sat., April 14, 2018, 8:37 p.m.

Washington State pays for sporadic performance on both sides during second spring scrimmage

Washington State’s second spring scrimmage, held Saturday morning beneath rainy skies at Martin Stadium, offered players numerous chances to improve their cardiovascular conditioning.

Video: Washington State defensive coordinator Tracy Claeys post scrimmage April 14

Cougars defensive coordinator Tracy Claeys talks about his unit’s slow start during Saturday’s scrimmage and how the defense has performed through 10 practices.

Video: Washington State defensive coordinator Tracy Claeys post practice March 27

First-year Washington State defensive coordinator Tracy Claeys talks about his first three practices in Pullman and his impressions of the Cougars’ defensive line and secondary.

UPDATED: Tue., March 27, 2018, 10:05 p.m.

New Washington State DC Tracy Claeys has ‘nightmares’ about not being able to stop people

Tracy Claeys may not even need to dial up a three-and-out to win over his first crop of Washington State football fans.

UPDATED: Wed., March 21, 2018, 9:05 p.m.

As Washington State spring football camp arrives, here are five storylines to follow

Thursday marks the first day of the academic semester for the Washington State football team, that is, first day of spring camp.

UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 21, 2018, 9:08 p.m.

Tracy Claeys vowing to keep things simple as new Washington State defensive coordinator

Two weeks ago, Claeys officially returned to the only profession he’s ever truly known when he was hired as Washington State’s new defensive coordinator. Claeys replaces Alex Grinch, who steadily …

UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 16, 2018, 1:32 p.m.

Transcript: Conference call with Washington State defensive coordinator Tracy Claeys

New Washington State defensive coordinator Tracy Claeys held a 15-minute conference call with reporters Tuesday afternoon – his first media availability since being announced by the Cougars last week. Claeys …

UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 8, 2018, 8:26 p.m.

Former Minnesota coach Tracy Claeys tapped by Washington State to become defensive coordinator

Alex Grinch officially left his post at Washington State Monday morning, but the Cougars already found his replacement.

Minnesota fires coach Tracy Claeys

Minnesota fired coach Tracy Claeys on Tuesday, just over two weeks after the football program became embroiled in a standoff with the administration over the suspension of 10 players in …