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.
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 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.
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.
NWSB’s Washington State Cougars blogger Insider Steve tells us today the real competition hasn’t started yet with regards to Jeff Tuel vs. Connor Halliday at Cougs offseason practices. It won’t begin until Halliday is 100% healthy and on the practice field giving Tuel his best shot. At that point Coach Mike Leach can begin the process of evaluating these two.
Insider Steve brings us a Washington State Cougars football blog post and player profile on quarterback Austin Apodaca. The journey to Washington State began two seasons ago as a sophomore at Silver Creek High School in Longmont Colorado.
Washington State has lost 4 straight games to Oregon but that won’t stop backup WSU Cougars QB Marshall Lobbestael from being ready for Saturday. Jeff Tuel re-injured his left shoulder in the loss to OSU Saturday so Lobbestael will get his third start of the season.