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 Ducks from Seattle on Saturday night. The Ducks came away with a 51-26 victory over the Cougars, and nobody batted an eyelash at the outcome. Marquess Wilson – who had a solid 12 receptions for 182 yards and a touchdown – still had some key drops to join in the blame game.
Our Washington State Cougars insider Britton Ransford weighs in on this week’s football matchup against the Colorado Buffaloes in NCAA football week 4 action. He thinks whether Connor Halliday or Jeff Tuel starts, the QB play should be solid and the defense will have several opportunities to make plays resulting in turnovers. The Buffs are going to look to run the ball early but will most likely have to revert to passing. Enter Mike Leach’s defense.
Our Washington State Cougars insider Jordin Ereth weighs in on this week’s football matchup against the UNLV Rebels in NCAA football week 3 action. Jordin says Expect Connor Halliday to let the ball fly often, and let Marquess Wilson make plays down field. Halliday may throw an interception or two in this game, but with the poor defensive of UNLV on the other side of the ball, the reward will greatly outweigh the risk.
NWSB Insider and Washington State Cougars football blogger Jordin Ereth breaks down the EWU vs. WSU Cougars 2012 Week 2 matchup in a new Cougs Love ‘em & Hate ‘em. Jordin loved Darryl Monroe. The (rs) freshman from Orlando, Fla. was a one-man wrecking machine Saturday afternoon. He’s not a fan of Jeff Tuel. He’s not sure if it is the complications of the offense, or the worry of injury – which is not very far fetched.
NWSB Insider and Washington State Cougars football blogger Jordin Ereth breaks down the WSU vs. BYU Cougars 2012 Week 1 matchup in a new Cougs Love ‘em & Hate ‘em. Jordin loved Ioane Gauta on the defensive line, and not much else. He hated the Mike Leach game plan for WSU. He hated the the timid demeanor of Jeff Tuel and body language. Marquess Wilson was constantly throwing up his arms…
NWSB Insider and WSU Cougars blogger Britton Ransford is in a state of shock today. He says the offense was bad. That wasn’t supposed to happen. The defense was bad. That was supposed to happen. If you told him that WSUs defense would hold BYU to 30 points he probably would have assumed WSU won by 14. After a promising first drive was interrupted by a terrible throwing decision by Jeff Tuel, the wheels fell off the Mike Leach bus.
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.
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.
NWSB Writer Britton Ransford profiles the top 5 players to watch on offense for the Washington St. Cougars this upcoming 2012 season. Obviously the quarterback position is going to have a instrumental impact on any offense. Jeff Tuel put some distance between himself and Connor Halliday in the quarterback battle this spring. It’s impossible to exclude WSU wideout Marquess Wilson from this list too.
NW Sports Beat Insider and Washington State Cougars blogger Britton Ransford addresses what the Cougars need to do to win a Pac 12 football Title. He points out this is Jeff Tuel’s team. He’s completely healthy for the first time in his WSU tenure. He also says the acquisition of Mike Leach and the implementation of the air raid offense has invigorated life into a once dormant fan base.
NW Sports Beat Editor and Writer Britton Ransford profiles the newcomers to the Washington State Cougars basketball program in the 2012-2013 season. The Cougs were able to snag a good crop of guys – Demarquise Johnson, Richard Longrus, Brett Boese, Jams Hunter and Jordan Railey. Brock Motum should be smiling right about now.
NWSB Insider and Washington St. Cougars blogger Britton Ransford tells us all about the on going renovations known as the Cougar Football Project. A huge donation by Cougar Alum Greg Rankich has started the ball rolling. Started after the final game of the 2011 football season, the project will fully renovate two sections, and will take about 15 months for full completion.