NWSB Editor and Writer Chris Anderson talks about the traits of every northwest Pac-12 college football coach. Whether it is Riley’s consistent coaching at Oregon State, Kelly’s innovative offense at Oregon, Sarkisians ability to resurrect a program from the dead, or Leach’s all-out air assault, each of these coaches have certain characteristics that make them some of the best in college football.
Our Washington State Cougars insider Britton Ransford weighs in on this week’s football matchup against the BYU Cougars in NCAA football week 1 action. He feels Jeff Tuel should be able to run the new look Mike Leach offense with enough success to put the required points on the board to win the game. Big question though is can the defense make enough stops to give the Cougars of Washington State the win?
NWSB Writer and Washington State Cougars blogger Britton Ransford talks about Cougar’s depth chart. Obviously, there are some questions still to be answered even after the release of the depth chart this week by new coach Mike Leach. Undoubtedly, there will be injuries and the depth chart is always subject to change. Leach included the classic “or” title to the quarterback position with Jeff Tuel and Connor Halliday.
NWSB Insider and Washington State Cougars blogger Britton Ransford brings us the 2012 Cougars NCAA football preview. The season is less than a week away. Here’s a breakdown of the coaching, the offense, the defense, the special teams, players, and what their chances are. Mike Leach is ready to go. Intrigue has focused around the quarterback battle between senior Jeff Tuel and redshirt sophomore Connor Halliday.
NWSB Insider and Washington State Cougars blogger Jordin Ereth gives us five good reasons why Mike Leach was the right choice to turn around the bottom feeder Washington State Cougar football program. First off, his track record speaks for itself. 10 straigh years with a bowl appearence at Texas Tech. The Cougars have only been to ten in the last century! The Texas pipeline will open up new opportunities for the Cougs as well.
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 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.
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 Chris Anderson looks at the early Pac 12 point spreads and picks the Oregon State games that are sure to give you the satisfaction of more money in your pocket. Though there are many games that could go either way for the Oregon State Beavers a lot depends on the arm of Sean Mannion, and the play calling mike Mike Riley.
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.