HOT COUGAR ACTION: Two Days Left of Season Preview Links

With the season two days away, there really isn't much to link. Well, there is plenty to link, but nothing that we all haven't read 50 times this off-season. Season previews, depth chart talk, a prediction or two. Soon this will all be over.

WSU Football 

Football Practice: Coach Paul Wulff Interview, Practice Recap - WSUCougars.com
The Cougars continued preparations for Idaho State Wednesday, working out for two hours in full pads...

WSU redshirts eager to get back on field - Spokesman.com - Aug. 31, 2011
PULLMAN – For three Washington State football players, the wait for Saturday’s 2011 season opener has been interminable.

Cougars | Washington State opens with FCS Idaho State, which went 1-10 in 2010 | Seattle Times Newspaper
In a lot of ways, Washington State, which built optimism over the final three games of last season and in preseason camp, could not have picked a better opponent to open the 2011 season.

Ex-South Kitsap quarterback Gordy Anderson bulks up at WSU " Kitsap Sun
PULLMAN — Gordy Anderson is the envy of chubby people everywhere.

Scout.com: Idaho State 101: Bengals dial up T-Mobile
AFTER SERVING ON the WSU staff last season, coach Mike Kramer returns to Martin Stadium through the visitor's locker room this week. The Idaho State Bengals make their inaugural trip to Pullman in what the Cougars hope will be a tune up game for the start of a bowl run. Here’s the breakdown…

Scout.com: COUGAR FOOTBALL NOTEBOOK
PULLMAN – It took a while, but it may have finally become apparent why WSU has been outmatched the last few years: They’ve been playing 10-on-11. The tight end has been a missing figure in the WSU offense, but Andrei Lintz says that’s about to change.

Cougs Could Be This Year’s Surprise Team | Super Tao Inc.
One team that I feel has been overlooked as a potential turnaround team in the upcoming college football season is the team that calls Pullman, Washington home: The Washington State Cougars. Paul Wulff took over a moribund program when he arrived as the new head football coach at his alma-mater in 2008. The fact that he has just five wins under his belt in his first three seasons at WSU is of great concern to the fans of the program.

Depth chart notes: North Division - Pac-12 Blog - ESPN
Washington State: There's an "Or" between senior Marshall Lobbestael and redshirt freshman Connor Halliday at backup QB. ... Redshirt freshman Jake Rodgers is the backup RT. ... Former D-lineman Dan Spitz is the backup LT. ... Adam Coerper won the job at DE opposite Travis Long. His backup is former TE Skyler Stormo. ... C.J. Mizell beat out Mike Ledgerwood at MLB. ... LB Chester Su'a and CB Spencer Waseem are the only two true freshmen on the two-deep. ... There's an "Or" between Daniel Simmons and Nolan Washington at left CB.

2011 Washington State Football Predictions, Picks & Odds
Upcoming 2011 Washington State football predictions for the new season aren’t looking to bright. Most of the conference is buzzing, with the PAC-10 now being the PAC-12. It has meant the inclusion of two new teams, the separating of the conference into two divisions, and a brand new conference championship game. That’s all great, but Washington State is the team at the bottom of it all, and 2011 college football predictions aren’t too favorable for this squad.

Former Cougs who can run very fast

The Daily Evergreen Online - Former Coug Excels
Chances are you haven’t noticed, and that’s quite unfortunate, but fellow Coug and recent WSU graduate Jeshua Anderson has been snagging medals left and right all across the world in the 400m hurdles.

Lagat Leads 5k Qualifying at World T&F Championships - The Washington State University Official Athletic Site
DAEGU, Korea -- Washington State University alum Bernard Lagat ran the fastest time in the men's 5000m qualifying heats Thursday at the IAAF World Track & Field Championships in Daegu, Korea.

Season previews aren't the only tired topic, conference realignment!

One more move and Big 12 is over
Should Oklahoma act upon its earnest desires and seek an invitation to join the Pacific-12 Conference — something I'm fully expecting to happen within days, if not hours — that decision could well be the killing blow to the Big 12 while also providing Texas the political cover to follow suit and ask for admission as well.

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