NWSB Insider and Washington State Cougar Blogger Brian Scott breaks down what “Coug’n It” really means, and how WSU put it on full display against Colorado State in the New Mexico Bowl. As much as you might want to blame Mike Leach, don’t do it just yet. He has time to turn this program around with new recruits. Blame Connor Halliday, Jeremiah Laufasa and Teondray Caldwell.
NWSB Insider and Washington State Cougars’ blogger Jordin Ereth hands out his game balls from Washington State’s huge win over the USC Trojans on the road. Damante Horton obviously played a huge part for the Cougs, scoring their only touchdown of the game while the rest of the defense stepped up in a big way as well.
NWSB Insider and Washington State Cougars blogger Jordin Ereth gives us his take in his weekly What Went Wrong post There was a lot to love about the Cougars performance. They came out strong on their opening drive with a well-executed 75 yards leading to 7 points. Jordin’s player that needs improvement for WSU. Connor Halliday. He had received praise all pre season long for his improved decision making and accuracy. Unfortunately, it looks like Halliday is still struggling greatly.
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.
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
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.
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 Utah Utes. The tumultuous season the Washington State Cougars have had was recently given an exclamation point with a 49-6 ass-kicking from the Utes. The most effort that was shown all day was Mike Leach sprinting out onto the field to call a timeout with 12 seconds left, simply to refrain from going scoreless for the first time in his career.
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 Writer Britton Ransford gives you his love ’em and hate ’em from Washington State’s matchup with the Oregon Ducks. After falling behind 20-3 in the first quarter, the Cougars settled down and played toe-to-toe with the #2 team in the country. Two touchdowns and field goal later, the Ducks found themselves in the peculiar position of a competitive 23-19 football game heading into half.
Our Washington State Cougars insider Britton Ransford weighs in on this week’s football matchup against the Oregon Ducks in NCAA football week 5 action from Seattle. He asks how will head coach Mike Leach & defensive coordinator Mike Breske alleviate the big plays against a Ducks offense known for just that? For the Cougars to have success Gabe Marks and Marquess Wilson need to make big plays and hold onto the ball.
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 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.