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Oregon has made a habit of swiping Washington State coaches

One of the most robust pipelines in the college football coaching world is the one that exists between the golden wheat fields of the Palouse and the evergreen forests of …


UPDATED: Wed., July 25, 2018

Former Washington State assistant coaches already leaving imprints at Oregon, UCLA

The exodus of five Washington State assistant coaches was a well-documented scene from the Cougars’ dramatic offseason, and the head coaches who poached three of those assistants joined the WSU …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 20, 2018

Running backs coach Jim Mastro leaves Washington State for same title at Oregon

One of the longest-tenured assistant coaches on Mike Leach’s staff, Jim Mastro leaves Pullman after five years of reshaping and rebuilding WSU’s run game – often the lost dimension of …


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 17, 2017

Washington State coaches running on fumes as NCAA’s new early signing period approaches

December has always been a key month on the recruiting calendar and now it’s an essential one for college football coaches across the FBS landscape.


Video: Washington State running backs coach Jim Mastro post practice Dec. 16

Cougars running backs coach Jim Mastro talks about the early signing period and preparing for the Holiday Bowl.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 26, 2017

For Washington State’s Luke Falk, career wins record something to take pride in

With a 28-0 win over Colorado on Saturday in Pullman, Falk secured his 25th career victory and moved past Jason Gesser to become the winningest quarterback in school history.


Video: Washington State running backs coach Jim Mastro post practice Oct. 24

WSU’s running backs coach, Jim Mastro, talks about his relationship with quarterback Luke Falk.


Video: Washington State running backs coach Jim Mastro post practice Sept. 24

Washington State running backs coach Jim Mastro talks about the game against Nevada and previews Friday’s matchup with USC.


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 20, 2017

As he continues to seek work in NFL, Colin Kaepernick has two major supporters at Washington State

Colin Kaepernick is still out of work and that’s a hard pill for many fans to swallow – including two Washington State assistants who remain close to the ex-San Francisco …


Video: Washington State running backs coach Jim Mastro post practice Sept. 6

Cougar running backs coach Jim Mastro talks about the first game of the season after practice Wednesday.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 31, 2017

For Washington State, 2017 could be the year of the … running back?

When you exit the stairwell on the fifth floor of Washington State’s football operations building, hang a quick right and follow the wide, carpeted hallway until you reach a dead …


Caleb Perry’s speed immediately impressed Washington State’s football coaches

It only took one minute for Jim Mastro to break the mold. The Washington State running backs coach has always preferred to recruit a certain type of player – big, …


WSU running backs coach Jim Mastro believes Colin Kaepernick should use different stage

Colin Kaepernick was one of the most explosive players Jim Mastro ever coached during 10 seasons at Nevada. The current WSU running back coach then coached running backs and quarterbacks …


Cougars running back Williams benefits from on-field coaching

When watching a Washington State football practice, one is quick to notice that the running back making the most explosive plays also seems to be getting the most corrections from …


WSU has put added emphasis on running back touches

This is the fifth of eight previews looking at WSU’s position-by-position prospects for the upcoming season. Today: Running backs. Friday: Wide receivers. PULLMAN – Washington State’s running backs would not …


Biding time: James Williams waiting for his chance to run ball for Cougars

LEWISTON – When Washington State running backs coach Jim Mastro says of running back James Williams, “In 26 years of coaching, I don’t think I’ve had a more freakish athlete …


WSU spring football: RB Keith Harrington impresses, but must become more consistent

PULLMAN – Flashes and bursts are the images most appropriately associated with the inconstant nature of freshman running back Keith Harrington, whose coaches are annoyed by his inconsistency, but beguiled …


WSU spring football: RB Keith Harrington impresses, but must become more consistent

PULLMAN – Flashes and bursts are the images most appropriately used to describe the inconstant nature of freshman running back Keith Harrington, whose coaches are annoyed by his inconsistency, but …


Cougs to go under center on occasion

PULLMAN – If you happen to find yourself among the small but growing band of looky-loos that linger in the Martin Stadium stands to watch the Washington State football team …


Steve Christilaw: Football coaches learning to love slimmer playbook

The football playbook is a sacred thing. Football players are expected to know them inside and out and guard them with their lives. If the house catches fire, they’re expected …


WSU’s pass-happy offense needs boost from RBs

PULLMAN – There is a funny thing about Washington State’s pass-until-the- quarterback’s-arm-falls-off offense: The running backs do most of the work, or at least they should. When Mike Leach’s Air …


WSU’s pass-happy offense needs boost from RBs

There is a funny thing about Washington State’s pass-until-the-quarterback’s-arm-falls-off offense: The running backs do most of the work, or at least they should.


WSU’s Jim Mastro assisted leader of the Pack

PULLMAN – The setting will be familiar but the perspective will be alien when Jim Mastro paces the visiting sideline during his return to Nevada’s Mackay Stadium for Friday night’s …


WSU’s Mastro once assisted Nevada’s leader of the Pack

The setting will be familiar but the perspective will be alien when Jim Mastro paces the visiting sideline during his return to Nevada’s Mackay Stadium for Friday night’s game.


Cougars have new look at running back

This is the final of eight previews looking at WSU’s position-by-position prospects for the upcoming season. Today: Running backs. PULLMAN – It’s rare that a team considers the loss of …


Wholesale changes in Washington State running game

Three new rushers have pushed themselves to the forefront of WSU’s offensive backfield, relegating Marcus Mason, last season’s leader in offensive yards, to the scout team and causing the coaches …


WSU spring football: Cougs’ Mitch Peterson thrilled to be bigger part of team

PULLMAN – The first time Mitch Peterson sat down with his teammates to eat a free, specially prepared meal at the proverbial training table was at the start of his …


WSU spring football: Cougs’ Mitch Peterson thrilled to be bigger part of team

The first time Mitch Peterson sat down with his teammates to eat a free, specially prepared meal at the proverbial training table was at the start of his junior year.


Three options at RB for WSU

This is the second of eight positional reviews of the WSU’s football team. Today: RBs. Friday: WRs. PULLMAN – An accurate gauge of Washington State’s run-game futility last season is …


WSU football position review: Running backs

An accurate gauge of Washington State’s run-game futility last season is provided at the bottom of the national NCAA rushing rankings, where WSU is indicted as the worst rushing team …