It's no secret the authors of CougCenter are big fans of Vince Grippi. In my opinion, Grippi is as good a beat writer as you will find at any newspaper in the country. He's fair, accurate, detailed, well-sourced and has his finger on the pulse of the program. Reading his blog has become a morning ritual of mine over the last few years. So when he announced he would be leaving the Spokesman Review on Dec. 31, my initial reaction was disappointment.
The WSU beat hasn't exactly been an easy road since Grippi took over. He's had to cover coaching changes in both major sports, record-settingly poor on-field performances and a litany of incidents of the field. He did it all, however, with the utmost professionalism, a little humor and he even incorporated the word panache in a blog once.
Hopefully he soon finds himself in a better situation, and for our sake, hopefully that situation still involves him covering WSU.
Onto the links.
Tuel unquestioned leader of WSU football offense - Spokesman.com - Aug. 13, 2011
PULLMAN – It’s a different Jeff Tuel leading the Washington State offense this season. You can tell it when he jogs out to practice, the handful of pounds he added in the offseason part of a rock-solid 6-foot-3, 223-pound frame. You can tell it in practice, when the right-hander delivers the pass in the right place at the right time nearly every play. Or when he uses his feet to avoid a rush or to run away from a defender.
Football Practice: Full Pads, Another Slip-N-Slide - WSUCougars.com
Saturday's practice saw the Cougars workout in full pads for just under two hours at Rogers Field.
Scout.com: FALL CAMP: DAY 7 REPORT
PULLMAN-- The Cougs had a productive practice Saturday -- both the offense and defense had their moments. On the D-line, DE Adam Coerper is trying his level best to impress the coaching staff and Chris Ball let him know he liked what he saw from the the redshirt junior on Saturday. Coerper tells CF.C he's ready to make a strong claim for the starting job.
10 Questions with Nolan Washington - WSUFootballBlog.com
It's time to bring you another segment of WSU Football Blog's "10 Questions". This time we feature starting cornerback and un-official team spokesman, Nolan Washington.
WSU Athletics posted two videos, the first highlights from Saturday's practice. The second, a brief interview with Paul Wulff and some video of the post practice Slip-N-Slide.
Cougs continue camp! 8/13 (via WSUCougarAthletics)
Cougar Football: More Slip-N-Slide (via WSUCougarAthletics)
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