NWSB Insider and WSU Cougars blogger Britton Ransford is here to bring us another What Went Wrong WSU report. The Cougars were penalized nine times for 103 yards — most likely frustration fouls for their terrible first half performance. At halftime, Jim Mora’s UCLA Bruins led Mike Leach’s Cougs 37-7.
NWSB Insider and Washington State Cougars Blogger Jeff Budke tells us today that Mike Leach the Pirate has banned his boys from the Social media platform Twitter. Leach’s desire to change the Cougars culture has ruffled some feathers in Pullman this season, from questioning the seniors on his team to now taking away his players’ social networking voices. Marquess Wilson and Jeff Tuel find another way to be productive.
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 Ducks from Seattle on Saturday night. The Ducks came away with a 51-26 victory over the Cougars, and nobody batted an eyelash at the outcome. Marquess Wilson – who had a solid 12 receptions for 182 yards and a touchdown – still had some key drops to join in the blame game.
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.
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 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 Insider Steve Lee has been following Washington State Men’s Basketball recruiting for the 2012-2013 recruiting class. Coach Ken Bone found some future stars in Demarquise Johnson, Brett Boese, Richard Longrus and big man Richard Peters. With the addition of these four recruits, the Cougars will be able to fill in the gaps from the 2012 departures.
NWSB Insider Jason Green and Pac 12 hoops blogger Jason Green has his WSU Cougars recap article. Five things he learned about the Cougs hoops team. This season gives WSU fans hope for next season. The players that are coming back give the Cougars a lot of high hopes. Brock Motum (18.1 ppg 6.5 ppg) had a good season and he and 3rd leading scorer Reggie Moore (10.2 ppg) will be back.
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.
Jason Green one of our Pac 12 bloggers has the Washington State Cougars season recap article. The Cougars didn’t achieve the success they hoped for in 2011. Firing Paul Wulff at the end of the year and bringing in Mike Leach (Former Texas Tech coach). Connor Halliday, Marquess Wilson, Rickey Galvin and Carl Winston all return in 2012.