Our Washington State Cougars insider Britton Ransford weighs in on this week’s football matchup against the California Golden Bears in NCAA football week 7 action. Connor Halliday needs to step up his performance in a big way after last week’s ugly performance in the loss at Oregon State. The Cougar defense will need to get to Zach Maynard in order to stop him from finding a rhythm and hitting his top WR Keenan Allen for big plays.
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.
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.
NWSB Insider and Washington St. Cougars blogger Britton Ransford after each week of the regular season and possibly during a bowl game or BCS playoffs should the Cougs be so lucky will stop by and bring you his WSU game balls. Balls are awarded to the Cougars offensive MVP’s Connor Halliday, and on defense this week not surprisingly Travis Long. Michael Bowlin, WSU’s junior punter continued to punt well…
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 St. Cougars Insider Steve after each week of the regular season and possibly during a bowl game or BCS playoffs should the Cougs be so lucky will stop by and bring you his WSU game balls. Balls are awarded to the Cougars offensive MVP’s Carl Winston III and Teondray Caldwell, and on defense this week the entire Cougar defense. Without any question Andrew Furney deserves credit for his 60-yard field goal on ST’s.
Our Washington State Cougars insider Britton Ransford weighs in on this week’s football matchup against the Eastern Washington Eagles in NCAA football week 2 action. He thinks after having a week to examine what went wrong against BYU, the Cougars should bounce back impressively against a rather inferior Eastern Washington football team. Jeff Tuel made some very questionable decisions in the passing game. He must be better at home.
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 Editor and Writer Chris Anderson talks about his expectations for the Washington State-BYU game tomorrow. The contest between these two Cougar squads will begin a new era in Washington State football as Mike Leach makes his official debut for a Cougar squad that will be looking to revitalize itself after eight straight seasons without a bowl appearance.