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UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 16, 2019

Mike Leach refutes claim by former QB Connor Halliday that Tracy Claeys, Darcel McBath argued about Washington State defense

Mike Leach has vehemently refuted a claim by his former quarterback, Connor Halliday, that a feud existed between Tracy Claeys and Darcel McBath, and that feud is what caused Washington …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 15, 2019

Former Washington State QB claims feud between Tracy Claeys, Darcel McBath led to DC’s resignation

After resigning as Washington State defensive coordinator two weeks ago, Tracy Claeys cited the inability to “agree on solutions” on how to fix the defense as the primary reason for …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 14, 2019

Mike Leach says Washington State didn’t give ‘clear message’ to defense during fall camp

It isn’t that Mike Leach envisioned WSU’s defense giving up 143 points in three games, ceding 1,715 total yards of offense through the first third of the Pac-12 schedule or …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 10, 2019

Ex-Washington State nickel Hunter Dale joins Cougars staff as defensive quality control assistant

An esteemed member of Washington State’s Alamo Bowl-winning 2018 football team is returning to the Cougars in a coaching role.


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 7, 2019

Three days after Tracy Claeys’ resignation, Washington State shuffles defensive depth chart

Mike Leach hinted Monday afternoon that Washington State would look into personnel changes for its much-maligned defense in the wake of Tracy Claeys’ unexpected resignation as defensive coordinator.


Under new defensive coordinator tandem, Washington State looking to simplify things

Mike Leach didn’t want a change at DC, necessarily, but he expressed the need to see something different, claiming the Cougars will simplify their scheme under interim defensive coordinator Roc …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 5, 2019

Q&A: Washington State coach Mike Leach ‘surprised’ by departure of defensive coordinator Tracy Claeys

Tracy Claeys resigned as Washington State’s defensive coordinator Tuesday – an abrupt decision that leaves the Cougars in a state of flux heading into the final seven games of the …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 4, 2019

Washington State defensive coordinator Tracy Claeys resigns after 0-2 start in Pac-12 play

Washington State defensive coordinator Tracy Claeys has resigned, Cougars head coach Mike Leach announced in a school release Friday.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 15, 2019

Washington State’s Misiona Aiolupotea-Pei, Lamonte McDougle bring varying backgrounds, playing styles to nose tackle spot

There may not be two players on WSU’s 100-plus man roster who better represent the varying cultural backgrounds and athletic upbringings on a college football team than Misiona Aiolupotea-Pei and …


UPDATED: Tue., April 16, 2019

After breakout year at free safety, Washington State’s Skyler Thomas entering a new role with an open mind

Thomas’ 76 tackles in 2018 were complemented by two interceptions, three pass breakups and one tackle for loss.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 30, 2019

Washington State negotiates contract extensions with coach Mike Leach, DC Tracy Claeys

On the heels of a banner season, Washington State’s offensive and defensive play-callers both received votes of confidence from the school administration Wednesday afternoon through contract extensions.


Washington State’s Tracy Claeys makes cut as one of 15 semifinalists for Broyles Award

Under their first-year DC, the Cougars rank fourth in the Pac-12 Conference in total defense (33.8 yards per game allowed), fourth in scoring defense (22.6 points per game), third in …


First-year Washington State defensive coordinator Tracy Claeys nominated by Broyles Award

For the second year in a row, a Washington State defensive coordinator is being recognized as one of the top assistant coaches in college football.


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 2, 2018

What question marks? Washington State’s defense clears up any uncertainty in season opener

Due to graduation and one early defection to the NFL, the Cougars are forfeiting plenty of experience at a number of spots on defense this season – and some considerable …


Video: Washington State defensive coordinator Tracy Claeys post scrimmage Aug. 10

WSU defensive coordinator Tracy Claeys talks about his defense’s performance in the scrimmage and evaluates the play of Willie Taylor III and Will Rodgers III.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 2, 2018

Five questions heading into fall camp: Washington State Cougars

PULLMAN – Good luck trying to find a college football team in the country more eager to slip on pads and strap on helmets this week than Washington State. OK, …


Video: Washington State defensive coordinator Tracy Claeys post Crimson and Gray game

Tracy Claeys assesses the defensive performance and how the Cougars played in the red zone during Saturday’s scrimmage.


UPDATED: Sat., April 14, 2018

Washington State pays for sporadic performance on both sides during second spring scrimmage

Washington State’s second spring scrimmage, held Saturday morning beneath rainy skies at Martin Stadium, offered players numerous chances to improve their cardiovascular conditioning.


Video: Washington State defensive coordinator Tracy Claeys post scrimmage April 14

Cougars defensive coordinator Tracy Claeys talks about his unit’s slow start during Saturday’s scrimmage and how the defense has performed through 10 practices.


Video: Washington State defensive coordinator Tracy Claeys post practice March 27

First-year Washington State defensive coordinator Tracy Claeys talks about his first three practices in Pullman and his impressions of the Cougars’ defensive line and secondary.


UPDATED: Tue., March 27, 2018

New Washington State DC Tracy Claeys has ‘nightmares’ about not being able to stop people

Tracy Claeys may not even need to dial up a three-and-out to win over his first crop of Washington State football fans.


UPDATED: Wed., March 21, 2018

As Washington State spring football camp arrives, here are five storylines to follow

Thursday marks the first day of the academic semester for the Washington State football team, that is, first day of spring camp.


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 21, 2018

Tracy Claeys vowing to keep things simple as new Washington State defensive coordinator

Two weeks ago, Claeys officially returned to the only profession he’s ever truly known when he was hired as Washington State’s new defensive coordinator. Claeys replaces Alex Grinch, who steadily …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 16, 2018

Transcript: Conference call with Washington State defensive coordinator Tracy Claeys

New Washington State defensive coordinator Tracy Claeys held a 15-minute conference call with reporters Tuesday afternoon – his first media availability since being announced by the Cougars last week. Claeys …


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 8, 2018

Former Minnesota coach Tracy Claeys tapped by Washington State to become defensive coordinator

Alex Grinch officially left his post at Washington State Monday morning, but the Cougars already found his replacement.


Minnesota fires coach Tracy Claeys

Minnesota fired coach Tracy Claeys on Tuesday, just over two weeks after the football program became embroiled in a standoff with the administration over the suspension of 10 players in …