Christian Haangana and Fa’avae Fa’avae, both members of the Washington State football team, were arrested Saturday morning on felony vandalism charges after reportedly stomping on and damaging multiple vehicles at a college apartment complex near the WSU campus, Pullman Police Commander Chris Tennant confirmed to The Spokesman-Review.
Eric Dickerson, the former NFL Pro Bowler who’s represented Washington State’s James Williams since the running back declared for the NFL, fired off a series of tweets Sunday morning, chiding Cougars coach Mike Leach for “talking down” Williams’ stock in the months leading up to the NFL draft.
James Williams, the Washington State running back who left school after his junior season to fulfill a lifelong dream of playing in the NFL, will start his professional career as an undrafted free agent after signing with the Kansas City Chiefs on Saturday.
Gardner Minshew, the well-traveled quarterback who ventured to Washington State and broke a litany of passing records in his final college football season, was selected in the sixth round of the NFL draft by the Jacksonville Jaguars.
In a spiffy maroon suit, with a Washington State lapel pin fastened to the left side of his chest, Andre Dillard walked up to the stage in Nashville, cordially greeted Commissioner Roger Goodell with a handshake, slipped the Philadelphia Eagles hat over his head and posed with the midnight green jersey he’ll be wearing this fall.
Brandon, Mississippi, is supposed to be SEC country. So watching a school from the Pac-12 North infiltrate the pecking order last football season had to be unfamiliar and unprecedented – awkward and wholly gratifying – for the southern community of 23,000.
Will Rodgers III will be one the players anchoring WSU’s pass-rush in 2019, and Saturday’s spring scrimmage offered a glimpse of how effective that could be this the fall. One year after it paced the Pac-12 with 38 sacks, Tracy Claeys’ defense rang up seven touch sacks with 10 tackles for loss and two quarterback hurries.
For anyone hoping to unearth some clues about the quarterback competition at Washington State, and where it stands through 14 of 15 spring practices, Saturday’s spring scrimmage was awfully helpful – if not somewhat conclusive.