Washington State Coug n’ it again! Are you freaking kidding me?

Blame Connor Halliday for this one. (Photo: Mark J. Rebilas/USA TODAY)

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.

The 2013 Apple Cup: “Must Watch” TV

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NWSB Blogger Brian Scott weighs in on the 2013 Apple Cup between WSU and UW. With a bit of help from some other teams WSU could find themselves in Las Vegas for the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl. A loss for the Cougs likely sends them to Albuquerque for the New Mexico Bowl. A UW win gives them 8 wins on the year. They could be headed to San Francisco for the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl or may wind up in the Las Vegas Bowl if they should lose.

Highlights Idaho vs. Washington State

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Game Rewind Highlights Idaho vs. WSU Connor Halliday threw all four of his touchdown passes in the first half as the host Cougars rolled over the neighboring Vandals. Halliday (31-for-43, 346 yards) exceeded 300 yards for the eighth time in his career as Washington State (3-1) won its third straight game. http://eplayer.performfeeds.com/facebook/client/14423/channel/847232B6B26E4794801E52E209FA2F41/video/1la09ojrtkgii1rjw68hhp8260/lang/en_GB/country/UK PAC12 Idaho vs […]

Washington St. 10-7 over USC: Week two game balls

Damante Horton had what was likely the biggest play of the game for the Cougs. (Luis Sinco/Los Angeles Times)

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.

Auburn 31 Washington State 24: The aftermath, what went wrong?

There was really a lot of positives from this game.

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.

Four things to watch for In 2013 WSU Cougars camp

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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.

Football trend is complete in the Trufant family

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NWSB Insider and Washington Huskies’ blogger Eric Acacio talks about the Trufant brothers and how they have become a trio in the NFL. Desmond is the last Trufant brother to finish his college football career in the state of Washington. Each of them started their football careers at Woodrow Wilson High School in Tacoma and then parted ways as they played football at different colleges. Although their choices in college were different, they all finished with the same result by making football into their career.

Northwest college football players with new NFL contracts

Jordan Poyer

NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson details players from northwest teams who have received new contracts at the NFL level. This year we saw quite a few standouts from all four Northwest teams (Oregon, Washington, Oregon State, Washington State) get drafted. Jordan Poyer (OSU), Markus Wheaton (OSU), Dion Jordan (UO), Kiko Alonso (UO), Kyle Long (UO), Kenjon Barner (UO), Desmond Trufant (UW), and Marquess Wilson (WSU) went in the draft.

Who and what the Washington St. Cougars lose this year

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NWSB Insider and Washington State Cougars basketball blogger Jordin Ereth gives us a somber reminder of what NCAA sports are all about with this piece about departing seniors Brock Motum, and Mike Ladd. While Motum started slow and developed into the threat he is today, Ladd had some promising upside before injuries took the front seat. Both will be sorely missed over at Wazzu, but with the recruits Ken Bone has in store, a winner might not be too far over the horizon.

Weighing in on Washington St. Cougars Head Coach Ken Bone

Ken Bone, Washington State

NWSB Insider and Washington State Cougars basketball blogger Jordin Ereth talks about how WSU head coach Ken Bone may not see himself as coach of the Cougs for much longer. While he has been good at bringing in talent and on the defensive side of the ball, his inability to develop the talent and bring the Cougars prominence in the Pac-12 may soon cost him.

Five things I hated about last night’s Huskies loss

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NWSB Insider and Washington Huskies Blogger Erin Acacio brings us her top 5 things she hated the most in the Huskies loss to Oregon on Thursday night in Las Vegas. Besides the way the Huskies seniors lost their last conference tournament, Erin also tells us that if the Dawgs could of hit three more free throws, they would have been playing Utah on Friday night for a chance at the conference final. What could of been will never be known now.

2013 Pac 12 Tournament preview: Washington State Cougars

Brock Motum

NWSB Insider and Washington State Cougars basketball blogger Jordin Ereth discusses how WSU looks heading into the 2013 Pac 12 tournament. The Cougars ended the season as the 11th seed, fittingly facing their rivals – the Washington Huskies. Big impacts are expected this week by Dexter Kernich-Drew and Will DiIorio, both capable players but nowhere near the offensive efficiency of DaVonte Lacy and Mike Ladd.

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