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THE COUGAR BLOG: Updated Oct. 20 at 1:10 pm

A RUNNING LIST of news, notes, quips and quotes from in and around the Cougar Nation. Updated regularly.

WSU Practice: Groundhog Day

PULLMAN— For the third consecutive practice, the Cougars participated in a Thursday Night Football scrimmage, and this one forced the youthful offense to play conservatively. Asked for his take, Mike Leach after practice said the Cougar D had the upper hand. At the same time, multiple passes were dropped by young receivers who were sometimes covered well and, other times, were wide open.

Comparing WSU, Pac-12 statistics

WASHINGTON STATE in the scoring offense statistical category is averaging 35.0 ppg this season. That places them in the top 35 nationally – but only in a tie for sixth in the Pac-12. Still, it’s instructive to see how WSU fared in that statistical category and others a year ago, as compared to their Pac-12 brethren.

Cougar QB Connor Halliday needs a nickname

THE WHAMMER FROM LILLEHAMMER. Doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue, does it. And Connor Halliday is of Norwegian and Irish heritage, he isn’t actually from Norway. The timing isn’t great either, bestowing a nickname on a QB seven games into his senior season. But one has to try. He's gunning for the most single-season passing yards in the history of college football for cryin' out loud.

Thursday Night Football déjà vu

PULLMAN — Freshness was on the minds of the Cougar coaches on a crisp fall day. They have stressed that this bye week is a time to regroup, heal and hone skills, and that was readily apparent by the way the team practiced on Thursday. Several young players were featured for a second consecutive practice during Thursday Night Football, particularly along the offensive line.

4-star commit Joyner remains solid with WSU

WHEN AUSTIN JOYNER verbally committed to Washington State, he said he would sign with Wazzu as long as no major changes occurred to the staff. A little over a week ago, his area recruiter Eric Russell was let go by head man Mike Leach. So where do things stand between Joyner and the Cougs? Have he and the WSU coaches talked recently? The in-state product spoke with CF.C about that and more.

WSU baseball fall report

THE COUGS’ TOP three hitters turned pro along with a key pitcher and the starting shortstop. Another starting pitcher graduated, as did a relief pitcher who led the team in wins. One season after falling far short of the team’s goal of playing in the NCAA baseball tournament, the Washington State Cougars are loaded with youth and inexperience.

Recruiting: Pair of Hawaii OL set WSU visits

THE APPLE CUP is more than six weeks away but Nov. 29 is already circled on the calendar for Kapolei, Hawaii offensive tackle prospect Pesi Savea, who locked in his official visit to the Palouse on Wednesday. Already checking in at a massive 6-7, 310-pounds, Savea said he won’t be making the trip alone.

PRACTICE: Mele wants special teams 'flying'

PULLMAN — So much for the calm before the storm. On Wednesday, the Cougars had anything but a placid practice as the skies opened on the players as they ran through drills, scrimmages and Thursday Night Football. Also, Eric Mele talked to the media for the first time since taking the interim position of special teams coach.

COUGFAN TV: Bye not a holistic time for Leach

IT’S THE BYE WEEK for the Cougs and for the first practice held since last Friday's game, they held Thursday Night Football on a Wednesday. Mike Leach talked about the young guys who stood out, why it was a good practice, the focus on fundamentals during the bye, a soon to be record-setting graduation rate for the Cougs and more.

Quantifying Cougar D: Explosion plays

THE COUGAR DEFENSE through seven contests can be readily examined through two football terms: the first is one coaches have been using since the game was first played, the other is relatively modern.

CF.C Coach's Chalkboard with Robin Pflugrad

I WAS UNFORTUNATELY correct in last week’s article, (I really didn’t want to be correct). It is extremely challenging to prepare for and simulate Stanford’s offense during the practice week when you don’t run anything close to that offense. Your personnel is built for something different, making it near-impossible for your defense to get the realistic practice look they’ll get on game day.

Prospects


Football

Commits


Football

Team
Rankings


  • 01.

    Alabama

    Commits: 21
    Points: 4,120
    Conference: SEC
  • 02.

    Georgia

    Commits: 22
    Points: 3,601
    Conference: SEC
  • 03.

    South Carolina

    Commits: 27
    Points: 3,448
    Conference: SEC
  • 04.

    Tennessee

    Commits: 26
    Points: 3,394
    Conference: SEC
  • 05.

    Auburn

    Commits: 20
    Points: 3,260
    Conference: SEC
  • 06.

    Texas A&M

    Commits: 19
    Points: 3,259
    Conference: SEC
  • 07.

    Florida State

    Commits: 18
    Points: 3,109
    Conference: ACC
  • 08.

    Penn State

    Commits: 19
    Points: 3,034
    Conference: Big Ten
  • 09.

    Notre Dame

    Commits: 20
    Points: 3,011
    Conference: Indep
  • 10.

    Clemson

    Commits: 20
    Points: 2,944
    Conference: ACC
  • 37.

    Washington State

    Commits: 13
    Points: 1,387
    Conference: Pac-12