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WSU assistant Simmons identifies with receivers

PULLMAN – Perhaps none of Mike Leach’s assistants resembles his unconventional rise to coaching stardom more than Dennis Simmons, who has made a career of coaching receivers at the college …


Leach, WSU staff prepare for crucial spring practices

PULLMAN – The assembly of Mike Leach’s first recruiting class at Washington State may have, in a way, offered a guideline for what to expect from the Cougars when they …


WSU’s Mastro one of maestros at pistol

PULLMAN – Jim Mastro calls it a blessing in disguise. It was 2009, and Mike Leach had an opening on his staff at Texas Tech. The job was going to …


WSU football dismisses another linebacker

Washington State linebacker Sekope Kaufusi was dismissed from the team Friday for a violation of team rules.


WSU’s Volero, Leach formed bond while fishing

PULLMAN – It didn’t matter to Paul Volero where Mike Leach wound up coaching in the end. All Washington State’s outside linebackers coach knew was that if Leach offered him …


New WSU inside receivers coach preaches toughness

PULLMAN – One of the first entries following a YouTube search of Eric Morris is a highlight reel of the former Texas Tech receiver. It is 7 minutes, 57 seconds …


WSU athletic fund has seen jump since Leach hire

Since the hiring of new football coach Mike Leach, more than $1 million in annual giving has been pledged to the athletic fund at Washington State University, putting it on …


Leach’s WSU offense will rely on McGuire’s line

PULLMAN – It can be easy to forget, amid the excitement generated by the arrival of Mike Leach’s air-raid offense, about the guys who truly make everything work. Well, maybe …


Police arrest Cougs’ Koepp

PULLMAN – Washington State long-snapper Zach Koepp was arrested early Sunday morning on a charge of obstructing a public servant. Pullman Police spokesman Cmdr. Chris Tennant said police received a …


Breske settles in as WSU defensive coordinator

PULLMAN – You’ll have to excuse Mike Breske. He has a cough. And a scratchy throat. And a mild case of the sniffles. Maybe that’s because of the cold Northwest …


Mizell dismissed from Washington State football team

Linebacker C.J. Mizell has been dismissed from the Washington State football team for a violation of team policy, the school announced Tuesday.


Colorado QB wins over WSU coaching staff

PULLMAN – His footwork, accuracy and leadership qualities had already been lauded by coach Mike Leach on Wednesday afternoon. But as Washington State quarterback signee Austin Apodaca killed time before …


U-Hi standout to walk on at WSU

College football: University High School senior quarterback Conner Johnson accepted a preferred walk-on offer to play at Washington State after a trip to Pullman during the weekend. The 6-foot-5, 220-pound …


Cougars’ recruiting looks different under Leach

At least one expert says it’s easy to see the difference between the recruiting class being constructed by Mike Leach and his staff, and the initial class put together by …


Emerick is Leach’s right-hand man

PULLMAN – Dave Emerick’s explanation of his official title on Washington State’s football staff is fairly simple. It also provides a humorous glimpse of his boss’ personality. Not many football …


Leach’s assistants well-paid

According to a list of base salary figures obtained by The Spokesman-Review, Washington State football coach Mike Leach’s nine assistants will earn a total of $1.8 million this season.


Breske will head Cougars defense

PULLMAN – The Washington State Cougars football team has found its defensive coordinator. A source confirmed that Mike Breske, the now-former defensive coordinator at the University of Montana, will take …


Colorado Buffaloes bounce Cougars

BOULDER, Colo. – If the Colorado Buffaloes had simply continued to miss all of their wide-open 3-point attempts, the Cougars might have had a chance here on Saturday afternoon. But …


In brief: Balance added to WSU football schedule

Football: A little balance finally greeted the Washington State football team on Wednesday when the Pac-12 released its 2012 schedule. The welcome changes include just one instance of back-to-back road …


Blanchette: Cougars welcome Moore’s leadership

All but the last three points of what once was a double-digit lead had been planed away, and time was ticking away on what was shaping up to be another …


Title up for grabs in woeful Pac-12

PULLMAN – It wasn’t all that long ago the Pac-12 conference – OK, the Pac-10 back then – was rated near the top of the nation’s basketball leagues. But the …


Letter of agreement spells out terms of Leach’s contract

PULLMAN – Mike Leach hasn’t officially signed a contract with Washington State, but the letter of agreement he entered into with athletic director Bill Moos in late November outlines what …


Extraordinary life led Leach to Pullman

PULLMAN – Mike Leach is the Saab of modern football coaches. He’s anything but ordinary.


WSU fans opening their checkbooks

The day after Mike Leach was hired as Washington State’s football coach, the apathy athletic director Bill Moos perceived in the Cougar fan base has seemingly dissipated. Replaced by an …


Cougars quarterbacks excited about future

PULLMAN – Ask quarterback Jeff Tuel about Wednesday hiring of Mike Leach as Washington State’s head football coach and he just smiles. “I might have to ice my arm after …


WSU, former Texas Tech coach agree to five-year contract

PULLMAN – Nov. 16 was one of the most important dates in Washington State’s more than 100-year football history, and only two men knew it. That was the day WSU …


Lucrative WSU deal brings Mike Leach to Pullman

On Tuesday, Washington State – in the view of one of its old guard – lost its innocence. On Wednesday, the Cougars lost their minds.


Wulff and Moos meet, but no decision reached

PULLMAN – One day after a 38-21 Apple Cup defeat ended a 4-8 football season, Washington State athletic director Bill Moos and coach Paul Wulff met in Moos’ office for …


Statistics: WSU v. Washington

For 11-27-2011


Blanchette: Wulff’s view of his work blurs reality

SEATTLE – As the curtain fell on another Mediocrity Cup, the great disconnect of football at Washington State was again revealed. Today or Monday, Cougars athletic director Bill Moos will …