Looking for a sure thing? Bet heavily and confidently that the Idaho Vandals will be watching “300” for a pre-game movie next fall.
For almost every college football coach, the 15 spring workouts allowed by the NCAA create the challenge of pouring 10 gallons of work into a 5-gallon bucket. It is no different for the Idaho Vandals.
He didn’t sweep into Pullman with the force of a tornado, and he hasn’t thrown an iconic touchdown pass to a receiver sliding into a snowbank to win the Apple Cup, like his father. But there is another Bledsoe wearing No. 11 for the Washington State football team, and in the Cougars’ second spring workout, he had a pretty good day.
Washington State teammates who enjoyed that show last season realize they are going to have to be the show this year.
We examine the quandary at QB and four other questions for WSU as the Cougars regroup this week for spring workouts.
Redshirt sophomore QB Connor Neville, a former four-star high school prospect, announced Monday WSU had submitted his notification to transfer and entered his name into the NCAA’s transfer portal.
When Lynn Swann was hired out of nowhere to become USC’s athletic director in April 2016, his lack of major college administrative experience was brushed away with a promise.
The Spokesman-Review confirmed a Cougfan.com report that the Washington State quarterback suffered a lower-body injury during the team’s Midnight Maneuvers training regimen earlier this month and could miss the entirety of spring camp.
Fox has announced that it has hired Urban Meyer as one of the analysts for its retooled college football pregame show.
Texas has fired former star quarterback Vince Young from his part-time role as a development officer for poor performance and often being absent from work or not in touch with his supervisors. Young had job warnings dating back to 2017. The move also comes after Young had a second drunken driving arrest within three years on Feb. 4. The Associated Press obtained a copy of his March 1 firing letter through an open records request. Young declined to comment.
The Eastern Washington football team will return to the Inferno April 2 for spring practice.
Alabama enters spring practice with a largely new coaching staff and plenty of hot-hot recruits. Same old expectations, though. The Tide has new coordinators, seven new coaches and 15 early enrollees from the nation’s No. 1 recruiting class.
Tennessee coach Jeremy Pruitt knows first-hand the problems new offensive coordinator Jim Chaney can cause an opposing defense. Chaney was Georgia’s offensive coordinator and Pruitt was Alabama’s defensive coordinator in 2017 when the Crimson Tide edged the Bulldogs in the College Football Playoff championship game. Chaney and Pruitt now are working together as they try to rejuvenate Tennessee’s program.
Graham Harrell has begun work in one of the most scrutinized jobs in college football this season. Southern California’s new offensive coordinator is installing his version of the Air Raid offense during the Trojans’ first week of spring practice. Harrell got the job when Kliff Kingsbury left the Trojans after 34 days for the Arizona Cardinals.
A trio of Washington State players took on the NFL Scouting Combine’s gauntlet of strength tests, agility drills and private interviews last weekend, completing what most might argue is the most vital stage of the pre-NFL Draft process.
New Ohio State head coach Ryan Day has opened his first practice of his tenure with plenty of new faces. Day, who replaced a retiring Urban Myers, convened the first practice of spring with a bunch of new assistants and a new likely starter at quarterback in heralded transfer Justin Fields. The Buckeyes will practice without pads twice this week and then will resume after the university’s spring break.
The Eagles recently promoted Bryan Mills, who was on EWU’s staff the last two seasons as a defensive analyst.
Brown, who spent the last four seasons coaching cornerbacks at Cal Poly, began his career at EWU as a strength and conditioning intern in 2014.
The smell of burgers and fries wafted through the State Dining Room as President Donald Trump celebrated the championship football players from North Dakota State on Monday with fast food, like he did when he honored the national champion Clemson Tigers.
Only three of the 38 offensive linemen who participated in the NFL Combine on Friday afternoon chewed up 40 yards quicker than Andre Dillard, who turned in a time of 4.96 seconds on his second attempt after recording a 4.99 on his first try.
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