Stories tagged: defense
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 14, 2020
Matt Calkins: The Seahawks were held back by their depleted defense this season. Here’s how they can fix that.
Coaching football generally requires a comprehension of complexities that exceed those of other sports. The schemes, the formations, the details, the adjustments – they’re pretty much unrivaled when you compare …
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 7, 2020
So far, Kyle Smith has made good on one of the only promises he delivered last spring upon formally accepting the job at WSU: teaching the Cougars how to play …
UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 5, 2020
Killian Tillie isn’t at full speed, but his on-court performance suggests otherwise. The senior forward delivered 22 points against Portland and 20 versus Pepperdine, influencing two hard-fought victories, particularly Saturday …
UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 5, 2019
Matt Calkins: Three games ago, the Seahawks’ defense decided it was time to be great … mission accomplished
There was no victory celebration for the Seahawks’ defense three games ago when Seattle beat Tampa Bay 40-34 in overtime. At that point, though, the defenders decided it was time …
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 26, 2019
Larry Stone: After another strong defensive performance on road versus Eagles, Seahawks are starting to think big
The Seahawks are starting to see the outlines of a best-case scenario that was mostly fantasy and wishful thinking just a couple of weeks ago.
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 19, 2019
Lopez is considered a three-star recruit by 247Sports.com and he lists one other Power Five offer, from Minnesota, and a handful other from the Mountain West, including Fresno State, Hawaii …
Fri., Nov. 15, 2019
‘Holy Warrior’: From Jihad to Jahad, Washington State’s middle linebacker has always emulated speed, force on gridiron
Those who’ve kept up with Washington State’s efforts on the recruiting trail during the Mike Leach era may recall the team’s pursuit of a small, swift linebacker from Helix High …
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 5, 2019
Chris Petersen speaks on Washington’s inside linebacker depth, Jacob Eason’s ‘learning opportunities’
The Washington Huskies have a depth problem in the middle of their defense.
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 31, 2019
In a tent outside Autzen Stadium, redshirt freshman Armani Marsh answered questions on behalf of a Washington State defense that yet again struggled to contain its opponent on Saturday in …
Sat., Oct. 19, 2019
One week after Washington State’s defense gave up its second-highest yardage total of the season, the Cougars’ lone senior in its secondary, Marcus Strong, bounced back and was at his …
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 11, 2019
After a bye week and lots of change, Washington State’s defense aims to get back on track against Arizona State
Before Roc Bellantoni’s group interview in Pullman on Wednesday – not his first, but his first as Washington State’s interim defensive coordinator – the man who’ll be making the tough …
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 8, 2019
The numbers aren’t pretty: Through five games, the Seahawks defense has accumulated just 10 sacks and 16 tackles for loss, both of which rank near the bottom of the NFL …
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 26, 2019
In the wake of losing the highest-scoring football game in Pac-12 history, the Washington State defense is looking to bounce back against a Utah team that might be without two …
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 20, 2019
Triple-threat: Washington State must stop trio of the Pac-12’s best running backs to open conference slate
Gouged by the likes of Patrick Carr and Milo Hall the last two weeks, the Washington State Cougars’ front seven is about to face three of the best ball carriers …
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 23, 2019
Of the four cornerbacks who shared reps in Eastern Washington’s ball-hawking 2018 secondary, the youngest were fifth-year seniors.
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 23, 2019
In-depth glance: Projecting and examining the three-deep at every defensive and special teams position for Washington State
As the season approaches, we give you our idea of what WSU’s three-deep will like when the Cougars host New Mexico State on Aug. 31, with in-depth looks at every …
UPDATED: Wed., July 31, 2019
When Washington’s defense sprints onto the Husky Stadium turf on Aug. 31, All-American linebacker Ben Burr-Kirven won’t be there.
UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 16, 2018
North Carolina’s student section serenaded Gonzaga in the final minute with the time-honored taunt “Same as last time.” They were half right. The Tar Heels did get the better of …
UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 4, 2018
When Eastern Washington linebacker Ketner Kupp ran back a 95-yard interception return in the closing minutes of the Eagles’ 42-21 dispatching of Nicholls State on Saturday, it was a familiar …
Sun., Dec. 2, 2018
The latest Gonzaga rewind addresses Perkins’ ridiculous stat line, the impact of the defense and the good and bad of the Zags’ final few minutes.
UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 11, 2018
Everything is a work in progress this early in the college basketball season.
UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 22, 2018
Eastern Washington notebook: Ex-Cal Poly coach Eti Ena’s defensive ends step up to slow Mustang rushing attack
Just three years removed from his stint as a Cal Poly assistant, Ena knew the chore the Eagles’ defensive line would have in stopping the Mustangs’ triple-option offense, an old-school …
Sat., Sept. 1, 2018
Nnamdi Oguayo’s mere presence seemed to uplift the Cougars, who’ve been confronted with adversity on the defensive line all preseason – first when highly-touted nose tackle Pono Lolohea left the …
Wed., Jan. 3, 2018
Seattle didn’t make the playoffs, but its defense essentially did.
UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 19, 2017
Gonzaga’s impressive 64-game streak of holding opponents under 50 percent shooting from the field ended against Villanova in Madison Square Garden.
UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 11, 2017
Gonzaga had a big night offensively in Sunday’s 97-70 road victory over Washington.
Fri., March 31, 2017
While the same Gonzaga players each week answer questions for the microphones in front of their faces, their teammates in the distance sit back and watch.
Fri., March 31, 2017
The best defense in the country faces a stiff challenge in South Carolina senior guard Sindarius Thornwell. The second best defense in the country faces a tall task against Gonzaga’s …
UPDATED: Thu., March 16, 2017
SALT LAKE CITY – Seems logical Johnathan Williams would lock down South Dakota State scoring wizard Mike Daum.
UPDATED: Fri., March 10, 2017
It was inevitable Gonzaga coach Mark Few would be asked if this was his best defensive team minutes after the Zags limited Saint Mary’s, one of the nation’s most efficient …