The six other finalists for the award are Oregon safety Ugo Amadi, Notre Dame cornerback Julian Love, Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray, Kansas State offensive tackle Dalton Risner, Alabama offensive tackle Jonah Williams and Clemson defensive tackle Christian Wilkins.
Members of the Washington State community were urged to light a candle and hold a moment of silence in memory of quarterback Tyler Hilinski on the one-year anniversary of his death.
The foundation started by the family of former Washington State quarterback Tyler Hilinski announced a major partnership on Monday as it continues to put a lens on mental health awareness and the destigimitization of mental illness.
Pullman is apparently on the shortlist for the FCS All-American and two-time Walter Payton Award finalist, and a source confirmed to The Spokesman-Review Friday Gubrud is “looking at WSU” as a potential landing spot.
As a sophomore at Golden West, Aldapa recorded 61 tackles – 36 of those solo and 25 assisted – from his inside linebacker position. He also had one sack and two fumble recoveries in 10 games for the Rustlers, who finished the season with a 6-5 record.
The Cougars finished with an 11-2 record under the seventh-year coach and capped the winningest season in school history with a 28-26 win over Iowa State in the Alamo Bowl. That catapulted WSU to No. 10 in the final edition of both the Associated Press and Coaches Polls.
Hours after Clemson beat Alabama in the national championship, the Cougars, who closed out the season with a 28-26 win over Iowa State in the Alamo Bowl, moved up two spots and checked in at No. 10 in the final Top 25 rankings.
Erickson, who posted a 179-96-1 records in his 23 years as a college head coach, was one of 15 members inducted Monday to the 2019 College Football Hall of Fame Class by the National Football Foundation.
Washington State running back James Williams, a redshirt junior from Burbank, California, announced Saturday he plans to forfeit his final season of college eligibility with the Cougars and will instead focus on preparing for the 2019 NFL Draft this April.
Officially, WSU doesn’t kick off again for another 240 days, but it’s never too early to peer into the future.
The former Red Raiders cornerback was a three-year starter for Leach at Tech and returns to his alma mater more than 10 years after his playing career ended. Formerly the head coach at Utah State, Wells was hired by Texas Tech on Nov. 29, replacing another Leach pupil, Kliff Kingsbury.
There probably wasn’t quite enough scoring on either end of Friday’s Alamo Bowl to coin the game a “Texas Shootout.”