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Cougars A.M. Links: Washington State News 3/29


WSU Linebacker has the appetite to excel – Spokesman Review

"Before he even stepped on the practice field, McLennan had to get used to something much more routine: the food. Namely, the fact that there’s a heck of a lot more of it around a Division-1 college football program than there was back home in Hawthorne, Calif."

Air Raid Playbook: Pass Protection Schemes – CougCenter

"Pass blocking schemes themselves are fairly consistent team to team; the lingo may be different, but the schemes are essentially the same. I am unaware of any Air Raid-specific innovation for pass blocking, other than the wide splits, that is. Due to the struggles of the O-line last season, a lot of readers began questioning (on this site) the validity of using three-foot splits, rather than a typical 1- to 2-foot distance between offensive lineman."

Bone coming back, says Cougars must do better – Kitsap Sun

"Moos likes to meet with all head coaches at season’s end, but Moos’ refusal to confirm that Bone would return next season spiked speculation among fans and media about Bone’s future. The coach is owed $2.55 million ($850,000 a year) for the three seasons remaining on the seven-year contract he signed with former AD Jim Sterk."

WSU Chips away on Day 4 – Spokesman Review

"We mentioned it was chippy. The first notable instance of such chippiness occurred when junior quarterback Connor Halliday became visibly upset at walk-on receiver Willie Roach over what Halliday thought, apparently, was a particularly egregious dropped pass (or maybe a couple of them."

Ken Bone to return as Washington State men’s basketball coach – Seattle Times

"Moos confirmed that he didn’t hold Bone to a specified standard for winning next year, saying: “I don’t like to do that. I’ll establish the bar in my judgment and not some selection committee.”"

Moos: I really feel that Ken Bone can coach – Spokesman Review

"Moos wasn’t quite as direct when we spoke yesterday. He didn’t really need to be. Bone understands what needs to happen, Moos said. And much of it depends on the caliber of WSU’s recruiting class, as well as players such as Que Johnson and Jordan Railey who redshirted this season but are already in the program."