Officially announcing his staff at 6 p.m. on a Friday didn't keep Mike Leach out of the news cycle and today we have plenty of reaction to his finalized coaching staff. Brian covered it here last night, and you can find the official release from the school here. We'll tackle the rest of the reaction first, with a few basketball links after the jump.
Cougars announce names of Leach’s 11 assistants - Spokesman.com - Jan. 14, 2012
PULLMAN – At long last, the hires of Washington State’s assistant football coaches are official. There were no surprises among the 11 names released by the school late Friday afternoon. All have been previously connected to WSU through media reports, and some have been working out of their offices in Pullman and on the road recruiting for weeks.
Leach confirms WSU coaching staff " Kitsap Sun
PULLMAN — New Washington State football coach Mike Leach announced that special teams coach Eric Russell has been named assistant head coach, and defensive coordinator Mike Breske will coach cornerbacks and safeties.
College Sports | Coach Mike Leach announces his Washington State staff | College football | Seattle Times Newspaper
PULLMAN — Washington State coach Mike Leach, who was hired in November, announced the rest of the coaching staff Friday. "This group of assistant coaches is hardworking and one that I have a high level of comfort with," said Leach, who has worked with several of the coaches before.
Daugherty’s Cougars approach next hurdle - Spokesman.com - Jan. 14, 2012
Smart coaches beg, borrow and steal from smarter coaches. June Daugherty also bought.
Huskies | Injuries causing problems for Huskies before WSU game | Seattle Times Newspaper
The topic was basically off-limits. What if Washington center Regina Rogers can't play Saturday against Washington State? "I kind of don't want to think about that right now," she said as politely as possible. "I'm hoping for the best. Hopefully, I can play."
Cougars hoping to scale wall - College Sports - The Olympian - Olympia, Washington news, weather and sports
PULLMAN – The Pacific-12 Conference appears to be down as a whole this season, but don’t try telling that to the Washington State men’s basketball team. The Cougars entered conference play on a roll with six straight victories. Then, they hit a wall, dropping three of their four Pac-12 games – including blowout losses to Oregon at home (92-75) and to Colorado in Boulder (71-60).
Cougs turning corner under Daugherty | College Sports - The News Tribune
PULLMAN – For 15 long years, the Washington State women’s basketball team has failed to post a single winning record. Most of those WSU teams were not just bad – they were horrendous. Their games weren’t competitive, the skill level was minuscule, and the stands were empty.
Cougars Notebook: Bone sitting on hot seat? " Kitsap Sun
PULLMAN — Ken Bone posted winning records in his first two seasons as men's basketball coach at Washington State, an achievement that eluded such respected predecessors as Jack Friel, Marv Harshman, George Raveling, Kelvin Sampson and Dick Bennett.