THURSDAY, NOV. 27, 2014
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 26, 2014
Wed., Nov. 26, 2014, 6:08 p.m.
If the Cougars stick to their normal weekly routine then today's practice was the last full one of the season. Washington State will have a morning practice tomorrow and then head to the bowling alley for Thanksgiving food and activities. Our report from today's practice...
TUESDAY, NOV. 25, 2014
Tue., Nov. 25, 2014, 8:14 p.m.
Washington State's most dominant receiver wasn't at practice on Tuesday but still got some bad news afterward. Vince Mayle already holds WSU single season records with 101 receptions for 1,404 yards. He's had two games with more than 250 receiving yards this season. But he...
FRIDAY, NOV. 21, 2014
Fri., Nov. 21, 2014, 6 a.m.
Today we have a feature story on Luke Falk and his winding path to becoming Washington State's starting quarterback. We supplement that story with a sidebar about Falk's sisters, a pair of country music singers living in Nashville. There are more WSU and Pac-12 links...
THURSDAY, NOV. 20, 2014
Thu., Nov. 20, 2014, 7:49 p.m.
Keith Harrington starred on Thursday Night Football again. That's not unusual. But he did it in an unusual setting today. Because of a suggestion to coach Mike Leach made by injured quarterback Connor Halliday during a recent phone call, the Cougars have practiced indoors all...
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 19, 2014
Wed., Nov. 19, 2014, 6:44 p.m.
Conflicting duties mean we won't be able to bring you a practice report tonight. The Cougars practiced for about two hours in their indoor practice bubble, as they have all week, to prepare for Saturday's game at Arizona State.
SUNDAY, NOV. 16, 2014
Sun., Nov. 16, 2014, 10:15 p.m.
The Cougars practiced early yesterday watched the team they just beat (OSU) knock off the team they play next (ASU). They took the field on Sunday night for a short, late practice to begin preparing to replicate OSU's success and send the Sun Devils on...
SATURDAY, NOV. 15, 2014
Sat., Nov. 15, 2014, 1:20 p.m.
The Washington State went into the indoor practice bubble for a Saturday morning practice in order to turn up the heat and replicate the conditions they'll face next weekend in Tempe, Arizona. The practices are closed but the team let the media in for the...
THURSDAY, NOV. 13, 2014
Thu., Nov. 13, 2014, 8:08 p.m.
WSU's coaches have fanned out across the country to recruit during the bye week. But all were back in Pullman on Thursday to lead a quick practice that consisted primarily of a Thursday Night Football scrimmage. Our practice report is after the jump. …
THURSDAY, NOV. 6, 2014
Thu., Nov. 6, 2014, 8:43 p.m.
There were impressive performances on both sides of the ball during WSU's weekly underclassmen scrimmage. Peyton Bender showed some initial promise before the offense bogged down, and Gabe Marks and Keith Harrington were steady as always. But it was individual standouts on the defensive side...
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 5, 2014
Wed., Nov. 5, 2014, 9:29 p.m.
By and large, the Washington State football coaches don't worry about the normal practice scuffles that inevitably occur. Over the course of a season, 100 adrenaline-fueled football players compete and are bound to get on each other's nerves, occasionally, and the skirmishes are typically over...
TUESDAY, NOV. 4, 2014
Tue., Nov. 4, 2014, 9:54 p.m.
After Tuesday's practice Mike Leach spoke about Washington State's newest football player, receiver Kyrin Priester. He said that the 6-foot-1 receiver, who will enroll in the spring after transferring from Clemson, is big, physical and has good hands. Priester will sit out next season and...
THURSDAY, OCT. 30, 2014
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 29, 2014
Wed., Oct. 29, 2014, 9:24 p.m.
Three WSU coaches were asked about USC's defense and all three uttered the word "athletic" shortly thereafter. The Cougars hope that the work they put in during Wednesday's practice can combat all that athleticism. How did it go? Our practice report is after the jump....
TUESDAY, OCT. 28, 2014
Tue., Oct. 28, 2014, 9:20 p.m.
Before today's practice former Washington State football coach Mike Price addressed the team. We weren't close enough to hear what he was saying, but judging from how animated he became during his speech, we're guessing it was something inspiring. Price coached the Cougars from 1989-2002,...
TUESDAY, OCT. 21, 2014
Tue., Oct. 21, 2014, 9:29 p.m.
After practice Mike Leach said that turnovers weren't any particular point of emphasis on Tuesday, but the defensive ones and twos seemed to make it a priority forcing three consecutive fumbles at one point in practice. Taylor Taliulu got things started with a big hit...
SUNDAY, OCT. 19, 2014
Sun., Oct. 19, 2014, 9:47 p.m.
The Cougars returned to game preparations with their weekly 8 p.m. practice on Sunday night. Washington State only practiced for about 45 minutes or so but we've still got a practice report, and some quotes from defensive coordinator Mike Breske, after the jump. …
SATURDAY, OCT. 18, 2014
Sat., Oct. 18, 2014, 8:45 p.m.
Freshman running back Squally Canada was one of the players absent during today's football practice. So during the Cougars' third and final Thursday Night Football scrimmage of the week, Keith Harrington got all the work between the tackles. He's doing so well that running backs...
THURSDAY, OCT. 16, 2014
Thu., Oct. 16, 2014, 8:45 p.m.
By my count there were 11 limited players at WSU's practice on Thursday and a few more appeared to be absent. That led to a number of players getting reps at new positions or with new units. Afterwards, the Cougars held a Thursday Night Football...
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 15, 2014
Wed., Oct. 15, 2014, 8:05 p.m.
Washington State hadn't taken the field since Friday and has no opponent coming up this weekend so the Cougars had a spirited practice on Wednesday with the ones on offense going against the ones on defense and capped it off with a Thursday Night Football...
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 8, 2014
Wed., Oct. 8, 2014, 9:12 p.m.
It's only Wednesday but the Cougars have already finished the week's practices save for tomorrow's walk-through. The short week also means that today was Thursday Night Football for the young players who mostly won't be making the trip to the Bay Area. Our report on...
MONDAY, OCT. 6, 2014
Mon., Oct. 6, 2014, 11:09 p.m.
The Cougars wrapped up practice at about 10:45 p.m. today, a combination of Sunday's late practice time and Tuesday's practice length as team tries to get as much good work in as possible before Friday's game. After practice we spoke with defensive coordinator Mike Breske,...
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 1, 2014
Wed., Oct. 1, 2014, 9:20 p.m.
Throughout most practices this fall offensive line coach Clay McGuire has had to endure the excitement of Joe Salave'a, his coaching counterpart on the defensive line, yelling encouragement to his players after winning yet another drill against WSU's less experienced offensive linemen. This week, however,...
TUESDAY, SEPT. 30, 2014
Tue., Sept. 30, 2014, 9:09 p.m.
The Washington State defense faces an explosive offense this week in California, and one that presents a different challenge given that the Cougars have faced exclusively running quarterbacks since the season opener. The Cougars spent Tuesday implementing this week's defensive game plan and there were...
SUNDAY, SEPT. 28, 2014
Sun., Sept. 28, 2014, 10:10 p.m.
(Photo Credit: Rick Bowmer/WSU Athletics) The Cougars "only" managed one sack on Saturday after piling up seven against Oregon's Marcus Mariota, but as the above photo indicates they should have been credited with at least one more. The play pictured was ruled an incomplete pass...
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