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Washington State players, others react to Cougars’ hiring of Nick Rolovich

UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 15, 2020

New Washington State head coach Nick Rolovich walks the sideline during the second half of Hawaii’s game against Boise State on Oct. 12, 2019, in Boise. (Steve Conner / AP)
New Washington State head coach Nick Rolovich walks the sideline during the second half of Hawaii’s game against Boise State on Oct. 12, 2019, in Boise. (Steve Conner / AP)

Pat Chun and Washington State worked quickly to hire the Cougars’ next football coach. Nick Rolovich hasn’t been introduced in Pullman yet, but WSU players and fans are already buzzing, anticipating the coach’s arrival on the Palouse.

Here’s how current players, former players and national media members are reacting to Rolovich replacing Mike Leach at WSU.

Rolovich speaks

Current Washington State players react

“Rush” linebacker Willie Taylor III.

Linebacker Jahad Woods.

Cornerback Derrick Langford.

Wide receiver Travell Harris.

Nickel Patrick Nunn.

Nose tackle Lamonte McDougle.

Left tackle Liam Ryan.

Right tackle Abraham Lucas.

Quarterback Cammon Cooper.

Wide receiver Calvin Jackson Jr.

Calvin Jackson Jr. part two.

Offensive lineman Hunter Mayginnes.

Ex-Washington State QBs offer their takes

Pat Chun and Kirk Schulz weigh in

Thoughts from the national media

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