College Football: Washington State Preview

As part of this becoming the all-sports blog for are three San Gabriel Valley Newspapers, and part of our college football overage, I will post a capsule of all Pac-12 teams for the upcoming season. We’ll begin with the North Division, and today we take a brief look at Washington State.

WASHINGTON STATE COUGARS
Coach:
Paul Wulff
Years at school: Fourth
Record: 5-32
2010 Record: 2-10 overall, 1-8 in conference
Division: North
2011 prediction: Sixth
Outlook: The Cougars have been the conference’s worst program over the past three seasons, finishing ninth, 10th and 10th. But they saw some light in the tunnel last year, playing respective games down the stretch, including scoring a 31-14 win at Oregon State. QB Jeff Tuel, who threw for 2,780 yards and 18 TDs, gives Washington State some hope. But it is most likely going to be another longer year in the Palouse, which doesn’t sound good for Wulff, who begins the year No. 1 on most publications’ coaches hot seat list.
Quotable: “When games are tight, (Tuel) needs to be able to make the plays that win the game,” Wulff said. “Those are the steps that he’s going to take, and he will take. I think that we’re going to go as he goes in a lot of ways. But what I also like is we do have more of a supporting cast around him and on defense that we’ve never had. So it’s not going to be only on Jeff Tuel, which is great. There needs to be some games where he isn’t necessarily the big factor, hopefully, and we can still win the ballgame. I’d like to see our team take that step, and I’d like to see Jeff take the step that I mentioned.”

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  • Trojan Man

    Steve,
    No offense …
    Keep it LOCAL ! I get WHAT you’re trying but to hit us with this SOFT stuff in this SLOW time is dead space.

    SO MANY other options, but that’s why you’re there & I’m HERE!

    I’d rather see ucla stuff than this …

    Just sayin’…

    FIGHT ON
    TM

  • Steve Ramirez

    No harm, no foul, Trojan man. It’s here for you if you want. My plan is to do one a day, then post my weekly column here during the season and any other tidbits.

  • Prep fan

    Whittier sports & and blog

    RIP 2006 -2011

  • Maybe Local JC’s

    Steve,

    Do you guys do any coverage of the local JC’s?

    How about coverage of players that moved to colleges elsewhere?

    I think it would be great to get updates on some of the H.S. players that move on and play elsewhere and in the local J.C.’s

    It would keep the local fans interested in the blogs.

    Just an idea…

  • TeachDGame

    Here is some info to add interest to the Post, local guy’s on the Roster & position on Depth Chart…..

    Anthony Carter – So – Serra HS (2nd String SS)
    Brandon Golden – FR – Charter Oak (2nd String CB)
    Daniel Simons – JR – Colony HS (3rd String CB)
    Arthur Burns – So – Corona Centennial
    Leon Brooks – So – St John Bosco
    Alex Reitnouer – SO – St. Francis

    there is a little reporting… hahaha at least something to add to Washington State whom I am sure outside of these guy’s, no body here care’s a hoot about….