FORGET WHAT YOU thought you knew. The defensive line at Washington State this spring figures to look…
Countdown to Spring: Running Backs Preview
New Cougar running backs coach Jim Mastro is going to introduce elements of The Pistol offense that he used last season to great effect on the ground at UCLA, where the Bruins climbed from 97th nationally in rushing offense to the top 40. The key to making the Pistol running attack sing is backs who focus on going north-south, not east-west. That would seem to suit the Cougs' top four backs -- Rickey Galvin, Carl Winston, Marcus Mason and newcomer Teondray Caldwell -- to a tee. All of them are what Mastro calls "downhill" runners. For the running backs, catching the ball – both coming out of the backfield and heading out in the pattern – is of course a key to success in the Air Raid. Consider that Mike Leach's leading rusher in his last year at Texas Tech, Baron Batch, was also his third leading receiver, (5...
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