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Washington State received a verbal commitment from three-star 2019 WR Billy Pospisil.

Pospisil's only FBS offer at this time is from Washington State, but he had interest from schools like Cal, Nebraska, Texas Tech and Boise State, among others. He put up monster numbers in his junior season; hauling in 67 passes with 1,591 yards receiving and 19 touchdowns. At 5-foot-11, 190-pounds, Pospisil has the size of a slot-receiver, and we know what slot receivers are capable of doing in WSU head coach Mike Leach's Air Raid system.
Source: 247 Sports
Feb 16 - 6:03 PM

Football Scoop reports that Washington State will hire Nevada OL coach Mason Miller to be the new offensive line coach.

The Air Raid offense requires unusual splits and gap assignments, so the fact that Miller has experience in that system likely helped land him the job. He would replace Clay McGuire, who left to join the Texas Tech coaching staff last week.
Feb 12 - 1:32 PM

Senior Bowl director Phil Savage talked to ESPN's Mike Reiss about why Washington State QB Luke Falk could be a fit for the Patriots.

Now this would be fun. The Patriots have an extra pick in the second round after after trading Jimmy Garoppolo, and they obviously would be able to allow Falk to sit and learn with that Tom Brady fella on the roster. "There's an overcoming element to him as a former walk-on that I think the Patriots would like, a resilience there with him," Savage writes. Savage also mentions Richmond's Kyle Lauletta and Oklahoma State's Mason Rudolph as potential fits, but the idea of Falk as Brady's heir apparent is definitely intriguing.
Source: ESPN
Feb 11 - 12:19 PM

Washington State G Cody O'Connell did not receive an invitation to the NFL Scouting Combine.

This was one of the biggest surprises of players to not be invited to the combine both literally (6'9/368) and figuratively. The senior guard dominated at times with the Cougars, and he was consistently named as one of the top analytical offensive lineman by Pro Football Focus. NFL Draft Scout currently views O'Connell as a seventh-round talent, and it'll be hard to improve on that stock without a chance to compete at the combine.
Feb 9 - 7:57 PM

Washington State named senior LB Logan Tago winner of the Community Involvement Award for the community service he put in as part of his sentence on a third-degree assault charge.

A strange one for your weekend. Tago was arrested on robbery and assault charges in September of 2016. The 6-foot-3, 228-pounder would accept a plea deal that winter, one which required him to serve 30 days of jail time, pony up $800 in fines and serve 240 hours of community service. That service is what ultimately earned him the team honor for "Community Involvement." Alrighty then. On the field, Tago registered 24 tackles during the 2017 campaign.
Feb 3 - 1:30 PM

Washington State received a verbal commitment from three-star 2018 S Tyrese Ross, who had previously been committed to Mississippi State.

Ross was rated the 96th best safety by 247 Sports in the 2018 class. He'll make the move from Atlanta to Pullman; two cities that are obviously very similar. The 6-foot-1, 187-pound safety also had offers from Michigan State, Nebraska and Virginia Tech, among others. He's reportedly a hard-hitter who can play the run, but also can be effective in coverage.
Source: CougCenter
Feb 2 - 5:25 PM

Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline relays that Washington State QB Luke Falk did well during in interviews during the Senior Bowl.

Per Pauline, Falk "came across well, exuding confidence and a lot of football knowledge." The 6-foot-3, 211-pounder not only showed well when talking to teams, but also performed respectably enough in practice. He still has work to do in shoring up his footwork on drop-backs from center -- it's still somewhat slow and loose -- but he's done a nice job in keeping himself in the Day 2 conversation.
Jan 31 - 6:45 PM

Bleacher Report's Matt Miller says he may have been too low on Washington State QB Luke Falk after watching him in Senior Bowl practices.

Falk didn't play in the game on Saturday; opting instead to attend the funeral of former teammate Tyler Hilinski. Miller notes that his issues with Falk were not related to his arm, but rather his injuries while playing at Washington State. "Falk isn't the biggest (6'3 3/4", 211 lbs), and he has a shot-putter's delivery, but he's accurate and smart and would be a perfect pickup for a West Coast offense," Miller writes.
Jan 28 - 2:17 PM

Washington State QB Luke Falk will not play in the Senior Bowl on Saturday to attend former teammate Tyler Hilinski's funeral.

Falk withdrew from the event on Friday so that he'll be able to attend the funeral. The 6-foot-3, 211-pound quarterback wore Hilinski's uniform number (3) at practices this week as a tribute to his teammate and as a way to raise awareness for suicide prevention. It is not expected that there will be a replacement for Falk on the roster because of the lateness of his departure.
Jan 26 - 5:35 PM

Optimum Scouting's Eric Galko passes along that Washington State QB Luke Falk has looked somewhat wobbly taking snaps under center at the Senior Bowl.

Galko notes that Falk's footwork on shallow drops has been "sluggish." Given the 6-foot-3, 211-pounder's near-complete lack of experience taking drops under center -- Mike Leach's Air Raid saw him working out of the shotgun -- it's not particularly surprising that some of his drop-backs in practice have looked a little slow. Galko would like to see him "consolidate his steps." On Wednesday, an NFL scout relayed to Newsday's Calvin Watkins that Falk's skill-set (at least beyond the obvious need to settle into taking under-center snaps) would fit well in the Jets' West Coast offense.
Jan 25 - 5:38 PM

Washington State redshirt senior LB Peyton Pelluer has been awarded a sixth year of eligibility by the NCAA.

Pelluer (6'0/235) receives one extra year due to his sustaining a fractured foot in mid-September of the 2017 campaign. He subsequently missed the remainder of the season. It's a major return for the Cougars -- prior to fracturing his hoof, he had started 34 consecutive games. When healthy during the 2015 and 2016 seasons, Pelluer recorded a combined 194 tackles.
Jan 25 - 2:58 PM

An NFL scout told Newsday's Calvin Watkins that Washington State QB Luke Falk "fits with the Jets West Coast offense."

Falk was as prolific statistically as any quarterback this side of Baker Mayfield during his career at Washington State. The 6-foot-3, 211-pounder operated out of the shotgun in HC Mike Leach's Air Raid and would have a learning process ahead of him to transition to the West Coast schematic. Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline believes that with a strong week at the Senior Bowl (currently ongoing), Falk could exit Mobile with evaluators viewing him as a Round 2 pick.
Jan 24 - 3:48 PM

Washington State signed 2018 JUCO G Keenan Forbes.

Forbes (6'4/335) was initially part of Iowa State's 2016 recruiting class, but after taking a redshirt during his inaugural campaign with the Cyclones, the three-star offensive lineman opted to transfer to Coffeyville Community College for the 2017 season. Now onward to Washington State, where he'll be classified as a redshirt sophomore eligible to play immediately entering the coming campaign in Pullman. Forbes is already enrolled in classes at the university and is expected to take part in spring practice. He could potentially play either guard or tackle with the Cougars.
Jan 23 - 5:57 PM

Pullman police chief Gary Jenkins said that the rifle that Washington State QB Tyler Hilinski used to commit suicide was taken from a former teammate.

According to Jenkins, Hilinski came into possession of the rifle without the former player's knowledge on or before Friday, January 12. He took his own life in his apartment last Tuesday. He was last seen after dropping a teammate off at class Tuesday morning. Coaches attempted, unsuccessfully, to contact him after he missed a 2:00 PM workout that day. Jenkins said that two Washington State players found his body along with a suicide note that evening after they gained forced access to Hilinski's apartment minutes before the police arrived. Washington State HC Mike Leach has said that the quarterback showed no outward signs of depression prior to this tragedy.
Jan 23 - 5:03 PM

Washington State HC Mike Leach told reporters that deceased QB Tyler Hilinski showed no obvious signs of depression leading up to Hilinski's suicide last Tuesday.

"Everyone has some dark space that they work through, I'm sure, but no one really saw anything like that," Leach said. "He didn't have signs of depression. He didn't have periods where he was moping around or anything like that. He was honestly a very steady guy. Kind of guy who would lift up others when they were down." According to Leach, Hilinski had even texted teammates to schedule a throwing session on Tuesday afternoon. On that afternoon, police arrived at Hilinski's apartment at the request of a Wazzu staffer, who had been called after Hilinski didn't show at practice or respond to messages. Hilinski was found dead with a rifle and a handwritten suicide note. He had been expected to take over as Wazzu's starting quarterback in 2018. Tyler Hilinski was 21.
Source: ESPN
Jan 22 - 8:12 PM


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