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?
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 Oregon St. Beavers blogger Rick Stella asks the most important question out of the state of Oregon since the inception of the state itself, can Cody Vaz take over for Sean Mannion and lead this Beavers team to more wins? The answer will have to wait until Saturday to be answered, but this isn’t all on Vaz. The Beavs still have a shutdown defense that will help Vaz to not need to air it out in his first game.
NWSB Insider and Oregon St. Beavers blogger Rick Stella after each week of the regular season and possibly during a bowl game or BCS playoffs should the Beavs be so lucky will stop by and bring you his OSU game balls. Balls are awarded to the Beavers offensive MVP Markus Wheaton. On defense it’s Jordan Poyer, whose recorded three interceptions in the Beavers’ 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 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 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.
NWSB Insider and Washington Huskies blogger Brandon Choate brings us his reasons why Washington Huskies football head coach Steve Sarkisian is the best coach in the Pac-12. With his player’s coach mentality, his previous experience, and his stellar coaching staff, Sark and the Huskies are looking to reach new heights in the Pac-12.
NW Sports Beat Editor and Writer Britton Ransford profiles the newcomers to the Washington State Cougars basketball program in the 2012-2013 season. The Cougs were able to snag a good crop of guys – Demarquise Johnson, Richard Longrus, Brett Boese, Jams Hunter and Jordan Railey. Brock Motum should be smiling right about now.