Another National Letter of Intent day is in the books, and the two major university football programs in the state of Washington appear to be filling obvious needs.
An internal investigation into a former player’s allegations of abuse by Washington State football coaches didn’t turn up any evidence of abuse, athletic director Bill Moos said Wednesday.
The Huskies watched their lead collapse in Pullman, losing to the Cougars in overtime during the 2012 Apple Cup.
WSU Head Coach Mike Leach failed to give any explanation as to who will be his starting quarterback the day after Thanksgiving when Washington State hosts rival Washington in the Apple Cup, not yet ready to make a decision about whether Jeff Tuel or Connor Halliday will get the nod against the Huskies.
Arizona State dominated Washington State’s usually-prolific offense and its quarterbacks combined for six touchdowns, helping the Sun Devils roll over the Cougars 46-7 Saturday to become bowl eligible in their fifth attempt.
Washington State President Elson Floyd has called for a review of claims of abusive behavior by coach Mike Leach and his staff toward players by wide receiver Marquess Wilson.
Washington State star receiver Marquess Wilson was suspended on Monday for an unspecified violation of team rules.
Earlier this season Washington State coach Mike Leach called some of his seniors empty corpses. After losing 49-6 to Utah on Saturday, he said, “That could have been a zombie convention out there.”
Washington Cougars head coach Mike Leach told reporters that some of the seniors on the football squad are zombie-like and go through the motions.
Oregon hits the road for the first time this season, but it remains to be seen how much the Ducks trip to Seattle is truly a road game. Thousands of Oregon fans are expected to make the trip north for the matchup.