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CBS Sports draft analyst Rob Rang noted that when he watches tape on Washington State WR Dom Williams, he "sees a lot of drops."

"You have to throw out the numbers given how much WSU throws the ball," Rang said, "and just watch the film and you see a lot of drops." Said numbers Rang's asking us to throw out: 75 catches for 1,040 yards and 11 touchdowns in 2015. The analyst likes the speed element demonstrated by the 6-foot-2, 190-pound prospect, but doesn't believe that alone is enough to elevate him above similar receivers in the draft. Rang's not confident that the now-former Cougar will be drafted, though it's possible that Williams sneaks into the later rounds. He'll be suiting up for the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl on Saturday.
Jan 22 - 9:38 PM

CBS Sports draft analyst Rob Rang indicated that "there’s a belief out [in the scouting community] that [Washington State senior DT Destiny Vaeao] has a lot of untapped potential."

Noted Rang, "[Vaeao]’s learning to use his hands better, he locates the football well and plays hard." The draft analyst also called the 6-foot-3, 300-plus-pound prospect a "naturally powerful" lineman who would fit in either a 4-3 or 3-4 scheme. In 2015, he logged 40 tackles (12 for loss) with 4.5 sacks and a forced fumble. Rang told the Seattle Times he sees Vaeao as a potential fourth or fifth-round selection in this spring's draft. First up, though, an appearance in the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl on Saturday.
Jan 22 - 9:25 PM

Washington State sophomore RB Jamal Morrow was arrested on Saturday for driving under the influence.

Morrow was pulled over for driving the wrong way down a one-way street. He blew over double the legal limit. Morrow was "very cooperative and respectful during the process," according to the arresting officer. The sophomore is a team leader, having been voted captain in nine of his 12 games this past season. He earned three starts and had 347 rushing yards, 294 receiving yards and four receiving touchdowns. WSU spokesman Bill Stevens declined comment.
Jan 19 - 3:19 PM

Former Michigan T Logan Tuley-Tillman transferred to Washington State.

Tuley-Tillman was dismissed from Michigan in September after he was charged with three felonies in relation to filming a sex act with an unknowing woman. To be clear, those charges remain. The 6-foot-7, 309-pound graduate was only allowed to leave the state of Michigan with a GPS tracker. A pretrial hearing's scheduled for February 8. Should his legal issues resolve before the start of the season, he'll be eligible to play immediately as a grad transfer.
Jan 17 - 2:09 PM

Washington State senior WR Dom Williams accepted an invitation to the NFLPA Bowl.

The 6-foot-2, 190-pound senior became a favorite of QB Luke Falk this fall with Vince Mayle out of the picture, finishing with a nice 75-1,040-11 line. Williams is a "smallish receiver who could slide into the late rounds based on his return skills," TFY Draft Insider Tony Pauline wrote over the summer.
Source: NFLPA Bowl
Jan 8 - 4:32 PM

Washington State senior DT Destiny Vaeao accepted an invitation to participate in the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl.

Vaeao was named to the Second Team All-Pac 12 squad by coaches this year after having posted 12 TFL and 4.5 sacks. The Pago Pago, American Samoa native has some athleticism to him and was even used as a hybrid Buck linebacker some earlier in his career at 6-foot-3 and 280 pounds (he's now over 300). He'll get his chance to audition for scouts at the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl, taking place on Jan. 23 in Carson, Calif.
Source: NFLPA Bowl
Jan 6 - 7:37 PM

Washington State extended HC Mike Leach's contract through 2020.

After losing to FCS squad Portland State in the season-opener, Leach led the Cougars to wins in nine of their final 12 games. Washington State capped off that run with a 20-14 win over Miami in the Sun Bowl. "Cougar football has returned to the upper echelon of collegiate football," said athletic director Bill Moos, "where it most deservedly belongs. I believe I speak for all Cougar fans when I say we want Mike Leach leading our football program for many years to come." Prior to earning the extension, Leach was named Pac-12 co-Coach of the Year, sharing the honor with Stanford HC David Shaw.
Source: ESPN.com
Tue, Dec 29, 2015 08:37:00 PM

Washington State junior WR Gabe Marks announced that he would return for his senior season in 2016.

TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline jumped on this in early December, writing that Marks had changed his mind in regards to declaring for the 2016 NFL Draft. The 6-foot, 176-pound junior explained his decision by noting that he "wouldn't trade these last four years for anything in the world" and that he's gunning for a Pac-12 title in 2016. He logged a 104-1192-15 receiving line this past season. After losing the season-opener to Portland State, the Cougars won nine of their final 12 games.
Sun, Dec 27, 2015 06:25:00 PM

Washington State named ECU OC Dave Nichol as their outside receivers coach.

The Cougars just defeated Miami in the Hyundai Sun Bowl. As they look toward the 2016 campaign, they'll be adding a new piece to their coaching staff. Nichols is set to take over as outside receiver coach on December 28. He previously worked with HC Mike Leach when he served as the offensive line coach for Texas Tech from 2003-2005. Said Leach, "[Nichol] brings a great background and a lot of experience. He is familiar with our concepts and how to attack different areas of the field. We’re excited to have him on board." Since the year 2000, 10 coaching staffs that included Nichol ultimately saw their teams reach bowl games.
Sat, Dec 26, 2015 06:32:00 PM

Washington State redshirt sophomore QB Luke Falk completed 29-of-53 passes for 295 yards and two touchdowns in Saturday's 20-14 Hyundai Sun Bowl win over Miami.

Falk completed a pass to an incredible 11 different receivers. Just as favorite target WR Gabe Marks was returning from injury, Falk himself was returning from a head injury suffered against Colorado last month. That injury caused him to miss the loss to Washington. Falk finishes his first year as starter in Mike Leach's pass-happy offense with 4,561 yards and a 38/8 TD/INT rate on about 70 percent completions.
Sat, Dec 26, 2015 06:31:00 PM

Washington State junior WR Gabe Marks (ankle) returned to catch five ball for 67 yards and a score in Saturday's 20-14 Hyundai Sun Bowl win over Miami.

It's a real testament to Marks' toughness and work ethic that he was able to come back after being carted off the field following a violent-looking leg injury in the regular season finale against Washington. The Cougars weren't able to test the Hurricanes deep because of snowy conditions in Texas, but Marks was his reliable self as a possession target for Luke Falk. Marks finishes his junior campaign with 104 catches for 1,192 yards and 15 touchdowns.
Sat, Dec 26, 2015 06:18:00 PM

The Apple Cup will be played on November 25.

As was the case this past season, Washington and Washington State will square off on the day after Thanksgiving. The Cougars will be hosting this time around. Both teams figure to be dark horse contenders in the PAC-12 next year. Washington closed out the 2015 campaign with impressive wins over Oregon State and the aforementioned Cougars, while Washington State quietly posted an 8-4 record for the season.
Tue, Dec 15, 2015 09:28:00 PM

Washington State sophomore QB Luke Falk is expected to play in the school's bowl game against Miami.

Falk suffered a head injury against Colorado and apparently held himself out of the next contest against Washington. Falk posted ridiculous production all season long and should continue that pace against Miami's defense.
Mon, Dec 7, 2015 11:44:00 AM

Washington State junior WR Gabe Marks (ankle) has reportedly changed his mind about declaring for the NFL Draft and is now likely to remain in school.

Marks was all set to embark on his professional journey until late in the fourth quarter of Wazzu's 45-10 loss to Washington last weekend. His ankle bent violently on an awkward tackle and he was carted off the field. We haven't yet heard news of Marks' prognosis, but TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline said he "suffered a significant ankle injury." Marks, who was "ready to enter the draft" before that, is likely to miss WSU's bowl game. "Sources tell me it could take several months for the ankle to fully recover and there’s a chance Marks would not be ready to workout prior to the draft," Pauline wrote. "As a result he’s expected to return to Wazzu for his senior season."
Sun, Dec 6, 2015 03:11:00 PM

Washington State senior T Joe Dahl accepted an invitation to attend the Senior Bowl.

Previously, Dahl committed to the East-West Shrine Game. The three-year starter allowed just one sack in 2014 and you know he's plenty seasoned in pass protection after playing for Mike Leach. A 6-foot-4, 303-pounder, Dahl can play either guard or tackle.
Source: Senior Bowl
Sun, Nov 29, 2015 09:27:00 AM


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