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Washington St. 10-7 over USC: Week two game balls

Damante Horton had what was likely the biggest play of the game for the Cougs. (Luis Sinco/Los Angeles Times)

NWSB Insider and Washington State Cougars’ blogger Jordin Ereth hands out his game balls from Washington State’s huge win over the USC Trojans on the road. Damante Horton obviously played a huge part for the Cougs, scoring their only touchdown of the game while the rest of the defense stepped up in a big way as well.

Cougars Show heart, passion, and fire in loss to Auburn

Halliday was great but still has some progress to make (Butch Dill/Seattle PI)

NWSB Insider and Washington State football blogger Brian Scott talks about the Washington State football team and how excited he is for the upcoming season and beyond. While the Cougars did suffer a tough loss on the road to a superior SEC team, they showed plenty of heart and fight that will be invaluable in once again resurrecting a program that used to be one of the tops in college football.

Auburn 31 Washington State 24: The aftermath, what went wrong?

There was really a lot of positives from this game.

NWSB Insider and Washington State Cougars blogger Jordin Ereth gives us his take in his weekly What Went Wrong post There was a lot to love about the Cougars performance. They came out strong on their opening drive with a well-executed 75 yards leading to 7 points. Jordin’s player that needs improvement for WSU. Connor Halliday. He had received praise all pre season long for his improved decision making and accuracy. Unfortunately, it looks like Halliday is still struggling greatly.

What to watch for on offense from Washington St.

Connor Halliday

NWSB Insider and Washington State Cougars Blogger Jordin Ereth gives us three players to watch out for in the matchup against the Auburn Tigers. In the season opener, Connor Halliday will be the difference maker, as the Mike Leach’s pass-heavy offense starts with the quarterback. Next in line is Gabe Marks, who is primed for a breakout year at wide receiver. Finally, someone who is under the radar is running back Teondray Caldwell.

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?

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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…

Who and what the Washington St. Cougars lose this year

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NWSB Insider and Washington State Cougars basketball blogger Jordin Ereth gives us a somber reminder of what NCAA sports are all about with this piece about departing seniors Brock Motum, and Mike Ladd. While Motum started slow and developed into the threat he is today, Ladd had some promising upside before injuries took the front seat. Both will be sorely missed over at Wazzu, but with the recruits Ken Bone has in store, a winner might not be too far over the horizon.

*Just My 2 Cents* Keep Ken Bone as Cougar Head coach

Ken Bone deserves another season as WSU's head coach. (Photo: Dean Hare/AP)

NWSB Insider and Washington State Cougars Blogger Jeff Duncan makes a case for why Ken Bone deserves more time as WSU’s head basketball coach. In his four seasons at WSU, Bone has a 70-65 overall record. That’s a winning percentage of over .500. Not many Cougar head coaches can claim that after their first four years. He’s also recruited talent such as Mike Ladd, DaVonte Lacey, Reggie Moore, Royce Woolridge and Demarquise Johnson

Weighing in on Washington St. Cougars Head Coach Ken Bone

Ken Bone, Washington State

NWSB Insider and Washington State Cougars basketball blogger Jordin Ereth talks about how WSU head coach Ken Bone may not see himself as coach of the Cougs for much longer. While he has been good at bringing in talent and on the defensive side of the ball, his inability to develop the talent and bring the Cougars prominence in the Pac-12 may soon cost him.

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