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Rolovich fills out new coaching staff

Rolovich fills out new coaching staff

CODY SCHOELER, Evergreen sports reporter

January 22, 2020

When WSU hired Nick Rolovich as its head football coach it was expected that he would bring his own staff to Pullman. KHON2 reported Rolovich filled seven of the spots with members of his staff from when he was at the University of Hawai’i. He will bring over offensive coordinator and running backs...

Rollin’ in Rolovich

VASILI VARLAMOS, Evergreen reporter

January 15, 2020

A new era of Cougar football is set to begin as WSU hired former University of Hawai’i coach Nick Rolovich Monday night. Rolovich replaces Mike Leach, who left WSU Thursday for a head coaching job at Mississippi State. The former coach for Hawai'i agreed in principle to a five-year contract,...

OPINION: What we can expect from Rolovich

OPINION: What we can expect from Rolovich

CODY SCHOELER, Evergreen sports columnist

January 15, 2020

With the recent hiring of former University of Hawaii head football coach, there are a lot of questions surrounding the WSU football team. There is uncertainty whenever a team hires a new coach, and the Cougars are no different. It is still possible to look ahead and try to figure out what to expect...

OPINION: Leach’s departure: good or bad for the program?

OPINION: Leach’s departure: good or bad for the program?

CODY SCHOELER, Evergreen columnist

January 14, 2020

Mike Leach taking the job as the Mississippi State head coach was a big, unforeseen blow to the football team and entire university. Mike Leach gave WSU eight great years, including the best season in Cougar football history, and his presence will be missed in Pullman both on and off the field. While...

Spurrier Jr., Mele, Miller and Brock dip

Spurrier Jr., Mele, Miller and Brock dip

CODY SCHOELER, Evergreen reporter

January 14, 2020

A handful of WSU assistant coaches are following former head coach Mike Leach to Mississippi State Monday night. The Spokesman Review reported that Steve Spurrier Jr., Eric Mele, Mason Miller and Matt Brock would all be leaving Pullman and joining Mike Leach’s new staff in Starkville. Spurrier Jr....

GALLERY: Cougars fall to the Air Force in Cheez-It Bowl

GALLERY: Cougars fall to the Air Force in Cheez-It Bowl

JACLYN SEIFERT and KURIA POUNDS

December 28, 2019

Cougar football played in their last game of the decade Friday night in the Cheez-It Bowl, resulting in a 31-21 loss against the Air Force Falcons at Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona. This is the first time the Cougars (6-7, 3-6) finished under .500 since 2014, when they went 3-9. Air Force (11-2...

Leach’s contract extended to 2024

Leach’s contract extended to 2024

KURIA POUNDS, Evergreen reporter

December 6, 2019

Cougar football head coach Mike Leach agreed in principle to a one-year contract extension Thursday morning with WSU, according to WSU Athletic Communications. Leach’s new extension will keep him in Pullman through 2024 adding on to the previously agreed four-year contract he signed in 2017. T...

Cougars lose seventh straight Apple Cup

Cougars lose seventh straight Apple Cup

JACLYN SEIFERT, Evergreen reporter

November 30, 2019

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON—There is nothing quite like the Boeing Apple Cup Series to bring together the entire state of Washington.  With 70,931 fans in attendance at Husky Stadium for senior night, the Washington State Cougars (6-6, 3-6) fell short to the University of Washington Huskies (7-5, 4-5)  3...

Cougars win in final seconds

Cougars win in final seconds

CODY SCHOELER, Evergreen reporter

November 24, 2019

Redshirt senior quarterback Anthony Gordon broke records as he helped WSU break even and get their sixth win of the season by beating Oregon State University 54-53 Saturday night in Martin Stadium. Gordon set Pac-12 records for both touchdown passes, 45, and passing yards, 4,920, in a season. He f...

Cougars look to win for bowl eligibility

Cougars look to win for bowl eligibility

SAM GRANT, Evergreen reporter

November 22, 2019

The Cougars (5-5, 2-5 Pac-12) are coming off a strong 49-22 win against Stanford on Dad’s Weekend. The Beavers (5-5, 4-3 Pac-12) are also coming off a victory at home, this time to Arizona State 35-34. With both teams coming into the game with five wins, the victor will become bowl-eligible before...

OPINION: Pac-12 award predictions

OPINION: Pac-12 award predictions

CODY SCHOELER, Evergreen columnist

November 22, 2019

Every year the Pac-12 gives out awards to the best players in the conference. Last year, WSU had two award winners. Gardner Minshew took home offensive player of the year and Mike Leach won coach of the year. It does not seem like the Cougs will be as fortunate this year but there are still some quality...

Started from the bottom, now he’s here

Started from the bottom, now he’s here

SAM GRANT, Evergreen reporter

November 22, 2019

With the deadline to commit to a school in just days, Easop Winston Jr. was ready to give up on his dreams of playing college football at a Power-5 school. Easop was committed to Eastern Michigan, where the coach told him he would not be wanted by any serious Power-5 team, let alone any other team,...

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