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.

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.

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

Jeff Tuel

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.

Washington St. Cougars vs. Stanford Cardinal: love ‘em hate ‘em Week 9

Jeff Tuel

NWSB Insider and Washington State Cougars football blogger Jordin Ereth breaks down the Stanford vs. WSU Cougars 2012 Week 9 matchup in a new Cougs Love ‘em & Hate ‘em. Jordin finally saw a Jeff Tuel and rush defense that he loved. But there was a lot of disappointment from the offensive line, giving up a school record 10 sacks. On the other side of the ball Ioane Gauta, Darryl Monroe, and Justin Sagote were OK.

Cougars vs Cardinal: The aftermath, what went wrong?

WSU vs. Stanford

NWSB Insider and Washington State Cougars blogger Jeff Budke gives us his take in his weekly What Went Wrong post following the BIG loss by the Cougs to the Cardinals on Saturday. Jeff Tuel was 43/60 and threw for 401 yards. It is hard not to respect the man’s game on Saturday.

Twitter ban may help WSU Cougars maintain secrets

Mike Leach

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.

Week 9 NCAA football preview: Washington State vs. Stanford match up

Marquees Wilson

Our Washington State Cougars insider Jordin Ereth weighs in on this week’s football matchup against the Stanford Cardinal in NCAA football week 9 action. The Cardinal are looking to tack on another victory and move up in the BCS rankings. Meanwhile, the Cougars are attempting to mend the several tears in their offensive and defensive schemes to prevent yet another loss in the Pac-12. Can Travis Long and Marquess Wilson save the day?

Washington State Cougars: Impressive and unimpressive

Mike Leach

NWSB Insider and Washington State Cougars football blogger Jordin Ereth breaks down who has and has not impressed so far in 2012. With a bowl-game mindset before the yearbegan, we are now six weeks in with a 2-4 record. Even those with high hopes have given up on this Cougar football team.Certain individuals have impressed—and several who have not. Mike Leach, Travis Long, Jeff Tuel, Connor Halliday all make the list.

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