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 Insider and WSU Cougars blogger Britton Ransford gives us five fearless predictions for the 2012-13 Washington State season. The media has pegged the Cougs to finish 10th in the Pac-12, but this could be a team that surprises a lot of people and makes a run at postseason play. Ransford believes that Brock Mortum will challenge for Pac-12 Player of the Year, DaVonte Lacy will earn Pac-12 All Second Team honors and Royce Woolridge will excel at point guard.
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 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 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 Q brings us an interesting take on the Washington State offseason and a look into next season. With Mike Leach taking over the helms of the team, many are wondering if he can bring the Cougar football program back to relevance as they have died out in the Pac-12. With Jeff Tuel and Marquess Wilson still around, can they reload and make a run in the Pac12?
NWSB insider Brandon Choate brings us a Northwest Coaching Profile on Washington State Cougars ex-head coach Mike Price. After starting out coaching Weber St, Price was given a beaming recommendation by former high school team mate and personal friend, Dennis Erickson and landed the Wazzu head coaching job. Price took the Cougars to the Rose Bowl twice and earned National Coach of the Year. He is now at UTEP.