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  • 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