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Nov. 17, 1995, midnight
1. Chris Hayes wants to tattoo another loss on Damon Huard. Photo by Dan Pelle/The Spokesman-Review 2. Chris Hayes, WSU linebacker
Nov. 15, 1995, midnight
Mike Price refused again Tuesday to announce one of the most intriquing - if not most important - decisions of his Washington State coaching career. And if everything goes as planned, he might never be forced to go public with his planned quarterback rotation for Saturday's 12:30 p.m. Apple Cup showdown against arch-rival Washington in Husky Stadium.
Seniors Make Last Stand WSU's 1991 Recruiting Class Intent On Salvaging Disappointing Season Vs. HuskiesNov. 15, 1995, midnight
WSU football seniors: front row, from left: Kearney Adams, Jay Dumas, Brian Walker. Middle row: Jeff Thomas, Greg Burns, Frank Madu, Chris Hayes. Back row: Eric Moore, Shawn Deeds, George Martin, Marc McCloskey, John Scukanec, Dwayne Sanders. Photo by Shawn Jacobson/The Spokesman-Review
Nov. 13, 1995, midnight
Mike Price has to feel like he's passed this way before. It's Apple Cup Week and unless Washington State's coach reneges on last week's decision to bench junior Chad Davis for the rest of the season, he has only one scholarship quarterback he can realistically throw at arch-rival Washington in Saturday's annual 12:30 p.m. showdown in Seattle.
Nov. 12, 1995, midnight
Washington State running back Frank Madu outruns Stanford defense to pick up yardage, though he would eventually leave the game with an injury. Photo by Dan Pelle/The Spokesman-Review
Nov. 11, 1995, midnight
Overconfidence should not be a problem for Washington State when it opens its men's basketball season for real Nov. 24 against Gonzaga in the Spokane Arena. Not unless the Cougars are cursed with memories so short they can't recall their struggles during Friday night's 88-75 exhibition win over the badly out-manned High Five America Patriots.
Cougs Have Conservative Coalition Quarterbacks Deeds, Leaf Given Simplified Game Plan Against StanfordNov. 11, 1995, midnight
Washington State football fans who have been critical of the predictability and conservative nature of the Cougars' offense the past two seasons, might not like what they see in Martin Stadium this afternoon. With starting quarterback Chad Davis benched after 21 consecutive starts because of a bad attitude, coach Mike Price is expected to keep things simpler than normal against Stanford.
Nov. 10, 1995, midnight
1. For one of the few times in his career, quarterback Shawn Deeds will have a hand in the action when Washington State plays Stanford. File/The Spokesman-Review 2. Deeds 3. Coach Mike Price, right, has been one of Shawn Deeds' biggest followers. Photo by Christopher Anderson/The Spokesman-Review
Nov. 10, 1995, midnight
Washington State coach Mike Price has named fifth-year senior Shawn Deeds his starting quarterback for Saturday's 3:30 p.m. home finale against Stanford. But the game will probably be Ryan Leaf's to win or lose.
Nov. 9, 1995, midnight
Quarterback Mark Butterfield (7) is one reason for Stanford's success. Photo by Associated Press
Nov. 8, 1995, midnight
Coach Mike Price turns to Ryan Leaf, left, and Shawn Deeds (15) after benching Chad Davis for the season. Price has not named a starter. Photo by Christopher Anderson/The Spokesman-Review
Nov. 6, 1995, midnight
Mike Price seemed in no hurry Sunday to sift through the rubble or deal with the pending aftershocks of Saturday's 27-11 road loss to California. The Washington State coach, after viewing video of his team's fourth consecutive loss, said he would prefer to sleep on the shaky situation surrounding his slumping team a bit longer. But chances are, none of the nasty problems Price must eventually face - including a potentially explosive quarterback controversy - are going to go away any time soon.
Nov. 5, 1995, midnight
Perhaps the best thing to come out of Washington State's 27-11 loss to California Saturday - at least as far as WSU fans were concerned was the school's release of details on the close-circuit telecast of the Cougars' Nov. 18 Apple Cup game against Washington. In a statement issued just before the start of the Cal game, athletic director Rick Dickson announced that WSU has been granted a waiver by the NCAA to provide closed-circuit television coverage of the game and send the signal back to Pullman and the university's branch campuses in Spokane, Vancouver and the Tri-Cities.
Nov. 5, 1995, midnight
California defenders Dante DePaola, left, and Jihad Akbar treat Washington State quarterback Ryan Leaf to a sandwich on Saturday afternoon. Photo by Associated Press
Nov. 3, 1995, midnight
Ex-UI coach Keith Gilbertson may be ex-Cal soon. File/ Associated Press
Nov. 1, 1995, midnight
Washington State linebacker James Darling apologized publicly to his family, friends and teammates Tuesday, saying he was hurt and embarrassed by a recent drunk-driving incident that caused him to miss Saturday's 24-14 loss to Arizona. Darling, the Cougars' leading tackler and defensive signal-caller, was suspended from all football-related activities for one week last Monday after rolling his Jeep and being charged with driving under the influence.
Oct. 30, 1995, midnight
Personnel changes on Washington State's slumping football team will be discussed this week, Cougar coach Mike Price admitted Sunday. But quarterback Chad Davis, who was booed heartily late in Saturday night's 24-14 Dads' Day loss to Arizona, will not be among the topics of conversation. Price was adamant about that fact during his weekly teleconference with members of the media, claiming there is no anti-Davis sentiment building among his players or anyone else involved with his program.
Oct. 28, 1995, midnight
WSU quarterback Chad Davis will have to labor against Wildcat strikes again. Photo by Dan Pelle/The Spokesman-Review
Oct. 27, 1995, midnight
After 27 consecutive starts, Dan White was asked to step aside last weekend and let little-used sophomore Brady Batten see if he could smooth the sputter in Arizona's offense. The demotion offered an ideal opportunity for White, a fifth-year senior quarterback, to create a scene. He could have strapped on a big-time pout. He could have gone public with cries of indignation and bad-mouthed coach Dick Tomey for his decision. He could have become an immensely divisive factor on a team already riddled with doubt over a disappointing 3-4 start.
Oct. 24, 1995, midnight
Washington State middle linebacker James Darling has been suspended for Saturday's Pacific-10 Conference football game against Arizona after being charged with driving under the influence in the wake of a one-car rollover accident early Monday morning. Darling, the Cougars' leading tackler, was returning from a hockey game in Spokane when he rolled his vehicle just outside of Pullman, WSU coach Mike Price said Monday afternoon. The 6-foot-1, 245-pound junior from Kettle Falls was treated for minor injuries at the scene but was not hospitalized, according to Pullman police.
Oct. 22, 1995, midnight
Quarterback Chad Davis can't escape the pressure of two Oregon defenders during the Cougars' 26-7 loss on Saturday. Photo by Associated Press
Ducks Feed Fervor With Revenge Oregon Out To Avenge 21-7 Loss In '94; Cougars Need Win To Keep On CourseOct. 21, 1995, midnight
Mike Bellotti isn't afraid to look behind him. If something's gaining, so be it - even if it happens to be an ugly memory from the past.
Bellotti Makes Change Look Easy Oregon Ducks Switch Coaches, But Stick With The Philosophies That Brought Them Success On The FieldOct. 20, 1995, midnight
Mike Bellotti has stepped right in for Rich Brooks. Photo by George Millener/Eugene Register-Guard
Oct. 19, 1995, midnight
1. Nansen 2. Johnny Nansen (middle) helps tackle UCLA star Karim Abdul-Jabbar. Photo by Associated Press
Oct. 16, 1995, midnight
USC's line kept WSU at bay in the Trojans victory. Photo by Associated Press