Cougars A.M. Links: Washington State News 9/10


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"Each week, I record a video akin to a vlog in which I tell you about Three Things I want to see from WSU in its game that weekend. They aren’t keys to the game; rather, they are things that — if I see them — will make me feel good about the direction the team is heading. I tend to think globally."

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WSU Volleyball Takes 7-0 Record Deep in the Heart of Texas – WSU Athletics

Cornerback depth creating difficult decisions – CF.C

"ALMOST EVERY COACH stresses the importance of competition. Washington State’s staff has reached a point where they might have some difficult decisions to make a cornerback based on the quality of play they have seen during the first two weeks of the season, particularly Saturday’s 10-7 victory at No. 25 USC. Leach discussed that and much more during his Monday afternoon teleconference."

Tuesday mailbag: Scorned USC fans – ESPN

"Mark in San Diego writes: A week ago the Pac-12 blog had a “defense of Kiffin” in the mailbag. The person writing basically equivocated hating lane with not supporting USC. And you both seemed to agree and pat him on the head. I am writing today to assure you there is nothing further from the truth. In fact, I hate Lane Kiffin BECAUSE I am a USC fan."

Cougars promote Jensen to assistant coach – Bellingham Herald

"Washington State coach Ken Bone announced the decision on Monday. Jensen was hired earlier this year as the Cougars director of player development. He had been the head coach at College of Idaho for three seasons before joining the Washington State staff. Jensen led College of Idaho to its first winning season in four years last season."

Cougs’ Horton picks off first Pac-12 honor – Spokesman

"PULLMAN – Senior cornerback Damante Horton isn’t much for talking about himself, or a whole lot else, really. So his anointment Monday as Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week will have to speak for him."

WSU’s Damante Horton credits coach for his defensive success against USC – Seattle Times