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  • Washington State takes Mike Leach off the coaching market with contract extension through 2024

    CBS Sports "Washington State announced a new contract extension for Mike Leach on Thursday, stabilizing the future of Cougars football in the midst of another year where Leach was reported to be a person of interest for Power Five job openings.  The extension adds a year to his current deal,..." December 05

  • Ex-Washington QB Jake Browning had great trash talk during Apple Cup

    Larry Brown Sports "Former Washington quarterback Jake Browning sent a funny trash-talking tweet on Friday during the Apple Cup. The Huskies defeated Washington State 31-13 for their seventh straight Apple Cup win. Browning, who quarterbacked Washington the last four years, sent a perfect tweet as the..." November 30

  • Mike Leach Goes off on Reporter at Press Conference After Another Apple Cup Loss

    12 Up "Chris Petersen and the Washington Huskies once again proved to be Mike Leach and Washington State's kryptonite, as the Cougars failed to rack up 20 points for the seventh consecutive Apple Cup, losing to UW in a 31-13 loss. Leach appears to be pretty touchy when it comes to..." November 29

  • Washington State’s Fa’avae Fa’avae enters transfer portal

    NBC Sports "What would a day, even a gameday, be without starting it with a transfer post? Following an ugly loss to Cal this past weekend, Mike Leach lit into his Washington State football team in general and his leadership group in particular. “Our team leaders in the..." November 16

  • Experience trumps all for FBS passing leader Anthony Gordon

    247 Sports "Anthony Gordon is explaining how he ended up committed to Washington State out of City College in San Francisco. All of a sudden, his voice explodes into a full-on Mike Leach impression: “Huh, huh. Hey, Gordon. That’s going to take some time to get used to..." November 15

  • Pac-12 suspends referee, downgrades others for officiating gaffe in Washington State-Cal game

    Yahoo! Sports "The Pac-12 has suspended one of its referees after a “mechanics error” occurred in Saturday’s Washington State vs. California game.  That mechanics error? Assessing a 15-yard penalty to the incorrect team.  The conference said Sunday in a news..." November 12

  • The Biggest Disappointments in College Football So Far

    The Big Lead "We can't universally agree on much a a society, but college football upsets would probably be fairly close to unanimity. It's likely impossible, however, as upsets always require victims. These five from the Power Five are part of that latter group, as this 2019 season..." October 15

  • Mike Leach Banning Social Media: Can He Coach In This Era?

    12 Up "Mike Leach is one of the notorious coaches in all of college football. Ever since his days at Texas Tech, he's been no stranger to controversy, out-of-nowhere comical remarks, and everything in between. While his track record is solid and his coaching ability is lauded for..." October 14

  • Washington State defensive coordinator Tracy Claeys resigns due to Cougars' struggling defense

    CBS Sports "Coaching changes have already begun this college football season, with Rutgers firing Chris Ash just a week ago. Now, Washington State is making a change on its defensive staff. On Friday night, the Cougars announced in a release that defensive coordinator Tracy Claeys was..." October 05

  • Washington State Defensive Coordinator Tracy Claeys Resigns

    Sportsnaut "The Washington State football program will be without defensive coordinator Tracy Claeys the rest of the season, as Claeys resigned on Friday. With Claeys out of the picture, Roc Bellantoni and Darcel McBath are taking over as intern co-defensive coordinators, per Kyle Bonagura..." October 04

  • Mike Leach blasts 'soft' Washington State team: 'They're fat, dumb and happy and entitled'

    CBS Sports "Washington State coach Mike Leach has never been one to mince words, and he sure didn't hold back after his team's 38-13 loss to Utah on Saturday. In his opening comments, Leach went right in on his team's inability to play through adversity, calling his players..." September 30

  • South Carolina does not accept newspaper’s apology for Hilinski headline

    Larry Brown Sports "A newspaper in South Carolina has apologized for an insensitive headline that was published over the weekend, but University of South Carolina officials feel it will take much more than an apology to make things right. Freshman quarterback Ryan Hilinski started for South Carolina in..." September 23

  • South Carolina Newspaper Prints Insensitive Headline About Ryan Hilinski After Gamecocks Loss

    The Big Lead "Ryan Hilinski did not have a great day against the Missouri Tigers on Saturday. The Gamecocks quarterback went 13-for-30 for only 166 yards in South Carolina's 34-14 loss. However, it should be noted that Ryan Hilinski has had far, far worse days in his life, such as January 16,..." September 23

  • Mike Leach points out how poorly NFL scouts did with Gardner Minshew

    Larry Brown Sports "Gardner Minshew playing well as a rookie in the NFL is very much a feather in the cap of Mike Leach. Leach has long run a highly successful passing system in college, first at Texas Tech and now at Washington State. The knock on his quarterbacks was that they were taking advantage of..." September 20

  • 'Tyler's here with us': South Carolina QB Ryan Hilinski plays for his family

    ESPN "COLUMBIA, S.C. -- When the South Carolina Gamecocks raced out of the tunnel Saturday morning for their game against Charleston Southern, freshman quarterback Ryan Hilinski led the stampede, right fist in the air. When Kym Hilinski saw her son at the front of the charge, she yelled,..." September 11

  • The 10 college football coaches with the hottest of hot seats entering the season

    USA Today "For every head coach with rock-solid job security — Dabo Swinney and Nick Saban, to name two — there are a couple of dozen firmly on the hot seat heading into the 2019 season. One name in particular stands out: Southern California coach Clay Helton. On the heels of last..." August 19

  • HBO show to feature Washington State

    The Score "Get ready for a behind-the-scenes look at the Cougars. Washington State will be spotlighted in an HBO show similar to the network's "Hard Knocks" documentary series that follows an NFL team each year. The Cougars teased the upcoming partnership in a tweet..." August 17

  • 25 Names You Need to Watch for 2019 College Football Season

    Bleacher Report "Heading into the 2019 season, there is a general consensus on the top players in college football. However, the order changes a bit when thinking about the most noteworthy. We've highlighted 25 names you should prepare to hear constantly this campaign. Many of them are..." August 15