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Leach followed uncommon route on journey to football success

Mike Leach is the Saab of modern football coaches. He’s anything but ordinary.


Former Cougar, pro football player Lew Bush dies at 42

The San Diego Chargers report that Lew Bush, who played seven years with the Chargers and his college ball at Washington State, has died at age 42.


Moore’s last-second shot lifts WSU over Idaho

Reggie Moore came off a screen and hit a jumper from the corner with just under a second left to lift Washington State to a 66-64 victory over Idaho on …


Leach’s right-hand man offers insight into coach

PULLMAN – So just what is Washington State getting in new football coach Mike Leach? Who better to ask than the first hire for his football staff, David Emerick, whom …


Leach wows ’em at Washington State

PULLMAN – The band played, the fans cheered, the cameras clicked. Mike Leach stood on the dais in the Compton Union Building’s Senior Ballroom on Tuesday afternoon, taking it all …


Leach surveys kingdom, proclaims joy in the land

PULLMAN – The best way to win the press conference is to make it a coronation, although they stopped short of having an old Albion farmer anoint Mike Leach with …


Leach’s first hire offers insight into new WSU coach

So just what is Washington State getting in new football coach Mike Leach? Who better to ask than the first hire for his football staff, David Emerick.


Leach wows ‘em at Washington State

The band played, the fans cheered, the cameras clicked. Mike Leach stood on the dais in the Compton Union Building’s Senior Ballroom on Tuesday afternoon, taking it all in.


Leach looks forward to getting started

PULLMAN – Mike Leach is pretty much staying out of the limelight until his unveiling in front of the Washington State faithful Tuesday at noon, but that doesn’t mean he’s …


Leach shares thoughts on WSU players, history

Mike Leach is pretty much staying out of the limelight until his unveiling in front of the Washington State faithful Tuesday at noon, but that doesn’t mean he’s unreachable.


Coug fans open checkbooks

PULLMAN – The day after Mike Leach was hired as Washington State’s football coach, the apathy athletic director Bill Moos perceived in the Cougars’ fan base has seemingly dissipated, replaced …


Fellow coaches praise Leach’s system

When Mike Price was the head football coach at Washington State University, he used to conduct an annual clinic on the one-back offense that served him and the Cougars so …


Mike Price: WSU is going to love Mike Leach

Back when Mike Price was the head football coach at Washington State University, he used to conduct an annual clinic on the one-back offense that served him and the Cougars …


It’s official: WSU hires Leach as football coach

Nov. 16 was one of the most important dates in Washington State’s more than 100-year football history, and only two men knew it.


Blanchette: Cougars decide to play for keeps

On Tuesday, Washington State – in the view of one of its old guard – lost its innocence. On Wednesday, the Cougars lost their minds.


Cougar quarterbacks excited about future with Leach

Ask quarterback Jeff Tuel about Wednesday hiring of Mike Leach as Washington State’s head football coach and he just smiles.


Wulff: ‘Innocence of Wazzu has been lost today’

PULLMAN – Paul Wulff, carrying the mantle as the former Washington State football coach, stepped into the hall and hugged his defensive coordinator, Chris Ball. The two talked, patted each …


Blanchette: Big dogs may not make their way to WSU

So if Mike Leach isn’t the next football coach at Washington State, where will the collective emotional crash fall on the Jeff-Tuel’s-shoulder/Connor-Halliday’s-liver scale?


Probable candidates to be the new WSU football coach

So who is on Bill Moos’ list?


Wulff: ‘Innocence of Wazzu has been lost today’

Paul Wulff, carrying the mantle as the former Washington State football coach, stepped into the hall and hugged his defensive coordinator, Chris Ball.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 29, 2011

Moos fires Wulff, cites fan apathy

Saying he perceives an apathy in Washington State University’s football fan base, athletic director Bill Moos fired Paul Wulff as the Cougars’ coach Tuesday with a year remaining on Wulff’s …


WSU decision near

PULLMAN – Washington State athletic director Bill Moos will hold a 2 p.m. press conference in a Bohler Gym conference room today to discuss the future of the football program. …


Wulff lobbies on his behalf, awaits Tuesday decision

Washington State athletic director Bill Moos will hold a 2 p.m. press conference in a Bohler Gym conference room Tuesday to discuss the future of the football program.


Moos and Wulff meet, don’t reach decision

PULLMAN – One day after a 38-21 Apple Cup defeat ended a 4-8 football season, Washington State athletic director Bill Moos and coach Paul Wulff met in Moos’ office for …


Blanchette: In the end, it’s score that matters

As the curtain fell on another Mediocrity Cup, the great disconnect of football at Washington State was again revealed.


WSU notebook: Decision time for Moos

Bill Moos has a big decision to make this week.


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 26, 2011

Washington downs WSU in Apple Cup

The start couldn’t have been too much worse. And the finish wasn’t much better.


WSU’s Lobbestael more prepared than his first time vs. UW

SEATTLE – Marshall Lobbestael has started at quarterback 14 times in his five-year Washington State career. It’s No. 15 that everyone is wondering about.


Cougars’ Rankin gives thanks to ‘Miss Gail’

The tunnel the players use to walk into Martin Stadium is dark. Such was the case Saturday afternoon, not too long before the Cougars’ final home football game of the …


Rivalry chaos

PULLMAN – The biggest Pac-12 story of the week came Monday, when Arizona athletic director Greg Byrne tweeted the news he had a new football coach. It is Rich Rodriguez, …