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.

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

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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 Cougars 2012 football season rewind

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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.

Week 11 NCAA football preview: UCLA vs. Washington St. matchup

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Our Washington State Cougars insider Jordin Ereth weighs in on this week’s football matchup against the UCLA Bruins in NCAA football week 11 action. With the way the Cougars have been playing offensively, it is hard to get excited about the passing game without Marquess Wilson. The Bruins are a very tough team, and the Cougars will need everything to go their way – along with a lot of heart – to come out on top this Dad’s Weekend.

Twitter ban may help WSU Cougars maintain secrets

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NWSB Insider and Washington State Cougars Blogger Jeff Budke tells us today that Mike Leach the Pirate has banned his boys from the Social media platform Twitter. Leach’s desire to change the Cougars culture has ruffled some feathers in Pullman this season, from questioning the seniors on his team to now taking away his players’ social networking voices. Marquess Wilson and Jeff Tuel find another way to be productive.

Washington St. Cougars on NCAA football preaseason award lists

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NWSB Insider and Washington State Cougars blogger Britton Ransford reports on the Cougs NCAA football preaseason award lists as released by various committee’s. Possible Heisman trophy, Maxwell, Biletnikoff, and Butkis Award candidates? Here you go. Andrew Furney, Jeff Tuel, Connor Halliday, Marquess Wilson, Travis Long are the Cougars nominated in 2012. Here’s a breakdown of the players, and what their awards chances are.

Five defensive impact players for the Washington St. Cougars in 2012

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NWSB Insider and Washington State Cougars blogger Jordin Ereth predicts the men on Mike Leach’s defensive side of the ball that will have impact seasons in 2012 for WSU. Xavier Cooper , Travis Long, Damante Horton, Chester Su’a and Deone Bucannon. Defensive Coordinator Mike Breske’s system and Leach’s offense seem to be a match made in heaven. We all hope so for WSU’s Pac 12 hopes.

NCAA Projections: Five Washington St. Cougars 2012 football stats predictions

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NWSB Editor and Washington State Cougars blogger Britton Ransford predicts the statistics for the top WSU football performers in 2012. Making the list are Jeff Tuel, Marquess Wilson, Travis Long, Chester Sua, and Andrei Lintz. It’s a new season with a new coach and college football is back. Mike Leach will have the Cougs ready to go come week 1 of the 2012 season.

Covering the spread: The Washington State Cougars

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NW Sports Beat Editor and Writer Chris Anderson looks at the early Pac 12 point spreads and picks the Washington State games that are sure to give you the satisfaction of more money in your pocket. One game that is analyzed is the Colorado Buffalo – Washington State match-up. Jeff Tuel, Marquess Wilson, and Mike Leach will be key to Cougar success.

Washington St. Cougars Football History: *My* top 5 moments in time

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NWSB Insider and Washington State Cougars blogger Britton Ransford weighs in today with a fun little piece he was assigned. The top 5 most memorable WSU Cougars football moments he can remember in his lifetime. Big plays and stifling defense highlighted the 2003 Holiday Bowl. Who forgets the 1997 Ryan Leaf Apple Cup, or 2007 at UW Alex Brink’s last game?

Off-field issues again at WSU for Mizell & Koepp

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NWSB Insider and Washington St. Cougars blogger Insider Steve tells us the events leading up to the dismissal of Cougars linebacker C.J. Mizell, and now with the arrest of long-snapper Zach Koepp were just bad mistakes. He was expecting this to happen from the moment when former Cougars head football coach Paul Wulff was calling Mizell a “good guy”.

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