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Four things to watch for In 2013 WSU Cougars camp

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Brand new NWSB Insider and Washington State Cougars blogger Brian Scott gives us the top four things he is watching for at this summers Cougars training camp. O-line help is most needed, the Cougs QB’s got sacked way too much last year. Also the D needs some help on 3rd down situations. Mike Leach is calling for a Bowl bid this year, but a lot of work is going to be needed for that to happen.

Pac-12 Media Day: Washington State football

Mike Leach

NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson runs through some quotes and thoughts about Washington State’s time on the podium at the 2013 Pac-12 Media Day. Especially after a season where WSU showed they have some fight in them, it may seem ridiculous, at least to some, that the Cougs find themselves behind a Colorado team who is still a few years away from even being considered potentially relevant. But, as all WSU fans should take away from the Ducks’ miraculous basketball season this past year, anything can happen in the Pac-12

Washington State’s biggest question mark: running back

Will Caldwell become a factor back in 2013? (Dean Hare/AP Photo)

NWSB Insider and Cougars’ blogger James Crabtree-Hannigan breaks down Washington State’s biggest question mark heading into the season: running back. Sophomore Teondray Caldwell is in line to take over the lion’s share of the carries. Looking forward, we mostly know what to expect out of the Cougars. The defense is experienced and should improve again. The problematic O-Line will remain, as will the shaky Connor Halliday.

Washington State Cougars: What to expect in 2013?

Darrly Monroe

NWSB Insider and Washington State Cougars Blogger breaks down what we can expect from the Cougs in 2013. Southern Utah, Idaho, Arizona State, Utah and Cal are all winnable games. Don’t expect a bowl game, although Mike Leach does. However, expect more wins than last season. The starting QB job likely belongs to Connor Halliday, but Vince Mayle is good enough to play right away.

Marquess Wilson gets drafted by the Chicago Bears

Marquess Wilson Washington State Cougars

NWSB Insider and Washington State Cougars’ blogger Jordin Ereth talks about Marquess Wilson being selected by the Chicago Bears in the 2013 NFL Draft. Everyone with a pulse is aware of Wilson’s disastrous departure from Washington State last fall, and because of that his stock was guaranteed to slip. But 236th? That’s no slip, that is a plummet. There were 26 receivers taken before Wilson, so apparently NFL owners believe that Wilson’s incredible upside wasn’t worth the risk…

Washington State Cougars top 5 commitments on 2013 National Signing Day

Mike Leach

NWSB Insider and Washington State Cougars blogger Jordin Ereth breaks down the top 5 letters of inent from National Signing Day. The Cougars recruiting class is only ranked 10th in the conference, but that is due in large part to the elite recruiting classes above them. Mike Leach will look to bounce back in his second season with more talent. Vince Mayle, Paulo Lepua, Tyler Bruggman, Daquawn Brown, Robert Lewis all make the list.

Washington State Cougars football: Five things we learned

Mike Leach

NWSB Insider and Washington State Cougars blogger Jordin Ereth recaps the 2012 college football season and tells us five things he learned about WSU. The Cougars finished their season at 3-9. The wins were few and far between, but they did end the year on a high note with an Apple Cup victory over the bowl-bound Huskies. We learned that the offense was more complex than some expected…

Washington State Cougars 2012 football season rewind

Travis Long

NWSB Insider & WSU Blogger Jordin Ereth recaps what was Washington State’s 2012 college football regular season. He points out prior to the final game of the season against Washington, the Cougars couldn’t have had a more disappointing season. The news of the year was the clash between Coach Mike Leach and star wide receiver Marquess Wilson who quit the team with only three games left.

UW Huskies vs. WSU Cougars 2012 Apple Cup game balls & stats

Apple Cup victory.

NWSB Insider and Washington State Cougars blogger Jordin Ereth after each week of the regular season, and possibly during a bowl game or BCS playoffs should the Cougars be so lucky, will stop by and bring you his WSU game balls. Balls are awarded to the Ducks offensive MVP Carl Winston, on defense this week Logan Mayes and Kalafitoni earn recognition and on the special teams it’s Andrew Furney.

Arizona State vs. Washington St.: The aftermath, what went wrong?

Leach pleads with ref

NWSB Insider and Washington State Cougars blogger Jordin Ereth gives us his take in his weekly What Went Wrong post following the BIG loss by the Cougs to the Arizona State Sun Devils. This season just seems to go from bad to worse. Just when there seemed to be a light at the end of the tunnel in the UCLA game, the Sun Devils came and turned it out. An embarrassing loss to a weak team. Now its WSU vs. UW with the 2012 Apple Cup on the line.

UCLA vs. Washington St.: The Aftermath, what went wrong?

Mike Leach

NWSB Insider and WSU Cougars blogger Britton Ransford is here to bring us another What Went Wrong WSU report. The Cougars were penalized nine times for 103 yards — most likely frustration fouls for their terrible first half performance. At halftime, Jim Mora’s UCLA Bruins led Mike Leach’s Cougs 37-7.

Cougars update: Wilson claims abuse, University to investigate

Marquess Wilson Washington State Cougars

NWSB Insider Jonathan Irwin gives us an update on the suspension of Washington State start wide receiver Marquess Wilson. A week since the suspension, Wilson has spoken up and claimed abuse by head coach Mike Leach. The University has announced plans for a prompt investigation.

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