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Oklahoma hires former WSU assistant Alex Grinch as defensive coordinator

Oklahoma has hired Ohio State co-defensive coordinator and safeties coach Alex Grinch as defensive coordinator.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 4, 2018, 5:21 p.m.

Washington State’s Alex Grinch expected to become co-defensive coordinator at Ohio State

Alex Grinch, who grew up on the outskirts of Columbus in Grove City, Ohio, and was a Division III All-American at Mount Union College in Alliance, Ohio, will become the …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 30, 2017, 9:21 p.m.

Busy offseason awaits Washington State and it could be a good thing following 25-point Holiday Bowl loss

There should be plenty of storylines to tide the Cougars over until their next chance to play someone wearing a different jersey.


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 26, 2017, 7:21 p.m.

Washington State defensive coordinator Alex Grinch deflects questions regarding Ohio State rumors

WSU’s DC hadn’t spoken with reporters since the week leading into the Nov. 25 Apple Cup despite multiple interview requests from The Spokesman-Review and other entities.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 22, 2017, 3:48 p.m.

Reports: Ohio State nearing deal with Washington State defensive coordinator Alex Grinch

In his third season at WSU, Grinch has transformed the Cougars’ defense. They finished the season ranked 15th nationally in total defense, sixth with 27 turnovers and seventh in tackles-for-loss …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 15, 2017, 8:24 p.m.

Report: Washington State defensive coordinator Alex Grinch a candidate for 10th assistant job at Ohio State

Sources told FootballScoop Grinch would not replace an existing staff member, but rather serve as the Buckeyes’ 10th assistant coach. Starting on Jan. 9, the NCAA is permitting all FBS …


Apple Cup main attraction: Washington State’s Alex Grinch against Washington’s Pete Kwiatkowski

By almost every metric, Saturday’s rivalry game, slated to kick off at 5 p.m. in Seattle (FOX), will double as a sparring match between the Pac-12’s two best defenses.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 21, 2017, 8:01 p.m.

Washington State defensive coordinator Alex Grinch one of 15 semifinalists for Broyles Award

Entering Saturday’s Apple Cup, the Cougars are ranked No. 11 nationally in total defense and allowing just 303.8 yards of offense per game.


Video: Washington State defensive coordinator Alex Grinch post practice Nov. 16

The Cougars came up with seven takeaways in the 33-25 win over Utah. Defensive coordinator Alex Grinch talks about that and how the team is preparing for the Apple Cup.


Video: Washington State defensive coordinator Alex Grinch post practice Nov. 9

WSU defensive coordinator Alex Grinch talks about preparing for Utah and dual-threat quarterback Tyler Huntley.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 1, 2017, 10:48 p.m.

Video: Washington State defensive coordinator Alex Grinch post practice Nov. 1

WSU defensive coordinator Alex Grinch explains what went wrong at Arizona and talks about the Cougars’ senior class.


Video: Washington State defensive coordinator Alex Grinch post practice Sept. 19

Cougars defensive coordinator Alex Grinch relfects on Friday’s game at Cal, talks about preparing for Colorado and speaks about former WSU athletic director Bill Moos.


Video: Washington State defensive coordinator Alex Grinch post practice Oct. 8

Washington State defensive coordinator Alex Grinch talks about the depth on defense this season, rotating players to different positions and the team’s performance against Oregon.


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 7, 2017, 9:03 p.m.

Vince Grippi’s three takes: Washington State defense has no speed limit

There is one aspect of defensive coordinator Alex Grinch’s defense that is nearly impossible to deal with: the group’s speed.


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 6, 2017, 12:19 a.m.

Video: Washington State defensive coordinator Alex Grinch post practice Oct. 5

Defensive coordinator Alex Grinch talks about linebacker Jahad Woods and preparing for Oregon.


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 6, 2017, 1:38 a.m.

From New Hampshire, to Wyoming, to Washington State, Alex Grinch and Derek Sage have built an unbreakable bond

Alex Grinch and Derek Sage were in their mid-20’s, trying to establish rank in the coaching world and unequivocally willing to do whatever was necessary to make that happen.


Video: Washington State defensive coordinator Alex Grinch post practice Sept. 24

Washington State defensive coordinator Alex Grinch reflects on giving up only seven points against Nevada and talks about the challenge that QB Sam Darnold and USC will bring.


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 22, 2017, 9:32 p.m.

Washington State, Nevada football programs have plenty in common

The Cougars will face variations of the spread offense throughout the year, but Mike Leach’s system is a breed of its own, with a handful of stylistic twists WSU probably …


Video: Washington State defensive coordinator Alex Grinch post practice Sept. 10

Washington State defensive coordinator Alex Grinch talks about the win over Boise State and the Cougars’ two defensive touchdowns.


Video: Washington State defensive coordinator Alex Grinch post practice Sept. 7

Washington State defensive coordinator talks about preparing for two Boise State quarterbacks.


Washington State defense eyeing turnovers this season – 24 to be exact

Alex Grinch will ultimately leave Martin Stadium a happy man on Saturday evening if his defense concedes fewer points than the opponent. Oh, and there’s another thing. He wants two …


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 20, 2017, 7:35 p.m.

Taylor, Washington State hoping for better start to 2017 season

Robert Taylor isn’t alone. He’s not the first Washington State student who’s made a costly after-hours blunder on the Pullman campus and he certainly won’t be the last.


Crimson and Gray Game showed importance of speed for defensive line

Even with certain scrimmage restrictions making evaluation difficult, the Washington State defensive line showed itself to be a fast, tenacious unit during the Cougars’ Crimson and Gray game on Saturday.


WSU notebook: Grinch leaves the booth

Washington State defensive coordinator Alex Grinch took a more personal approach for his game-day duties during the Cougars game at Boise State on Saturday. The second-year assistant eschewed his usual …


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.


WSU position preview: Cougars finally have reason to celebrate their secondary

For the most overtly sociable guy on the team, Marcellus Pippins sure is a loner.


Alex Grinch’s unique style of communication wins over Washington State’s defensive players

Before the door even closes, Alex Grinch is speaking. Check that, Washington State’s young defensive coordinator is preaching.


Cougars use practices to check out players at different positions

The 15 practices allotted to college football teams are useful for developing skilled players but also for finding better uses for the skill already on the team.


WSU extends contracts for Alex Grinch, Joe Salave’a; Leach contract rolls over

Washington State has extended the contracts of defensive coordinator Alex Grinch and defensive line coach Joe Salave’a.


WSU turned corner with first-year defensive coordinator Alex Grinch

Washington State’s defense was better in 2015 than it was in 2014, and the reason for its improvement under first-year defensive coordinator Alex Grinch have been expounded upon at length …