The Los Angeles Rams came up short, despite Cooper Kupp's best efforts.
Call it a return to normalcy.
Less than two hours after presidents and chancellors in the Pac-12 Conference voted to resume a seven-game football season, starting the weekend of Nov. 6-7, first-year Washington State football coach Nick Rolovich took a seat with radio broadcaster Matt Chazanow at Zeppoz Casino in Pullman on the coaches talk show to discus the day’s news and answer other questions about the Cougars program.
Jaylen Watson’s tweet mirrored what every one of his Washington State teammates must have felt before they hit the sheets Wednesday night.
Almost every sign points to some type of Pac-12 football taking place in 2020, but the conference’s CEO group, consisting of university presidents and chancellors, is expected to discuss the finer points of what a shortened fall season would look during a meeting on Thursday.
Gardner Minshew’s magic ran out in the final moment of an otherwise superb game against Tennessee that saw the former Washington State and Jacksonville Jaguars starter throw for 300-plus yards and three touchdowns for the first time in his career.
When the week began, the concept of a late-starting Pac-12 football season still appeared to be a long shot, even though the conference’s recent partnership with American testing manufacturer Quidel Corp.was considered a major breakthrough.
In what could be one of the last non-football season editions of the WSU mailbag, I break down how the Cougars and other teams would "ramp up" to the potential 2020 fall season, and examine why six WSU players have entered the transfer portal in just over a month's time.
The only thing standing between the Pac-12 Conference and the resumption of a fall football season had been clearance from public health officials in California and Oregon, whose guidelines have prevented teams from initiating contact practice, let alone holding full-on college football games.
The next time Washington State gets a commitment from the quarterback position, there’s a chance he’ll come from the 2023 recruiting class.
Washington State defensive end Cosmas Kwete, who appeared in 11 games last season as a true freshman, has entered the NCAA transfer portal.
During a Zoom call with reporters Friday, Pat Chun described the Pac-12's new partnership with Quidel Corporation as "a ray of sunshine." By the end of the month, Washington State and other schools in the league will be able to to test their athletes daily – something that's been considered a breakthrough in the race to get college sports back.