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Confidence evident at WSU, but Cougs are far from finished

The boundaries of increased expectations of the Cougars this year extend well outside the fan base. The Cougars received votes in the Associated Press Top-25 preseason poll for the first …


EWU football by the numbers

It’s trite but true – win the turnover battle and you likely win the game. Last year the Eagles went 6-5 while giving up seven more turnovers than their opponents. …


EWU’s new quarterbacks coach Troy Taylor likes depth at QB

The quarterback tradition at Eastern Washington helped lure a top coach to Cheney last year.


Strong, Sumlin entering 2016 on coaching hot seat

To consider Les Miles on the dreaded hot seat at LSU entering this season suggests a lot about job security among college football coaches these days – especially those in …


UI football by the numbers

Paul Petrino is the son of a former college college coach, and he loves recruiting players who grew up with similar backgrounds.


Notable player comebacks

The most stirring comeback of the college football season already has taken place. Less than a year after his cancer diagnosis, Pittsburgh running back and 2014 Atlantic Coast Conference player …


UW’s offensive philosophy? It depends on the situation

In a Pac-12 North Division where their rivals rely on signature offensive styles, the Huskies’ offense isn’t easily labeled.


Mike Breske has high hopes for deeper Idaho defense

Mike Breske’s last two defensive coordinator jobs have been on the Palouse, first at Washington State and now at Idaho.


Senior tight ends Trent Cowan, Deon Watson give Vandals great options in passing game

Trent “Buck” Cowan was one of the most productive tight ends in the FBS last year. Not far behind him was his teammate, Deon Watson.


It all comes together for Vandals QB Matt Linehan

Matt Linehan has gone from unrecruited to second-team preseason All-Sun Belt and the centerpiece of a Vandals team that expects to be in a bowl game come December or January.


Whitworth football by the numbers

In 2015, Whitworth quarterback Ian Kolste threw for 2,810 yards, ranking No. 22 in yardage for all of Division III. But he ranked 12th in the nation in passes completed …


Whitworth returns plenty of firepower

The Whitworth Pirates pillaged every opponent they faced last year, save one monster that continues to bully the program, as it embraces the expectation of becoming the dominant Division III …


Chase Naccarato adds to Whitworth’s talent-rich receiving corps

Whitworth’s high-octane offense returns all of its receivers this season. The Pirates weren’t looking for another pass catcher, but the program got just that as Chase Naccarato decided to transfer …


WSU football by the numbers

WSU football by the numbers.


Alex Grinch not resting on laurels

WSU’s defensive coordinator search following the 2014 season lasted longer than anyone predicted, and was more successful than any but the true Pollyannas dared to dream.


Peyton Pelluer OK with doing dirty work on defense

When a person is part of a legacy like the Pelluers, it can be tough to stand out above the crowd. Sure, Peyton Pelluer will likely be a four-year starter …


Superstar Cooper Kupp epitomizes attitude of success at Eastern Washington

As Cooper Kupp considered his future last winter, he felt pulled by the chance for pro football fame and fortune. And yes, the glory. But what about the guts?


Brett Rypien takes preparation to new level at Boise State

This summer, Brett Rypien had a nightmare. He talked to his father, Tim, the next morning. “Apparently in it, he wasn’t prepared for the Washington State game,” Tim said. “That’s …


Defensive coordinator Adam Richbart likes Whitworth’s depth

When Whitworth hired Rod Sandberg to lead the football program in December 2013, the first coach he brought on board was Adam Richbart.