Kristoff Williams leaves WSUMike Leach confirmed after Tuesday’s practice that former receiver Kristoff Williams is no longer a football player at Washington State. The receiver has been mostly absent from the team since WSU’s second game of the season at Nevada, not playing in games and sporadically attending practice. Williams chose to attend WSU over reported scholarship offers from Army, Fresno State, Nevada and UNLV. He was named Pac-12 All-Academic honorable mention as a sophomore and made First Team as a junior. Last season he was also named WSU’s Special Teams MVP. He started at the Z position for the Cougars and was also the primary kickoff returner for the first two games. He finishes with 84 receptions for 852 yards and six touchdowns.
Halliday for Heisman?Leach was asked during the Pac-12 coaches teleconference why quarterback Connor Halliday hasn’t gotten more Heisman Trophy Award publicity despite leading all FBS teams in passing by nearly 1,000 yards. He said that it is because the award no longer goes to the best player in college football, but the best player on the best team. “I think he really ought to (be considered),” Leach said. “I think the Heisman shifted a little bit in what it means. They used to try to give it out to the best player in college football.” Leach cited Notre Dame’s Paul Hornung, who won the award in 1956 despite playing for a 2-8 team. “Nowadays it appears to me they try to give it to whoever they speculate, I mean it’s a funny (catch-22), whoever they speculate is the MVP on the team that wins the national championship,” Leach said. “But the trouble is they do the Heisman voting before they do the national championship.”
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