HOT COUGAR ACTION: Wrapping Up Watch List Season

Over the course of the last two weeks, the National College Football Awards Association announced watch lists for 15 different postseason player awards. Washington State players garnered a few nominations and now that all of the watch lists have been released, we can recap who landed where.

Marquess Wilson

  • Maxwell Award (College player of the year)
  • Biletnikoff Award (Nation's most outstanding receiver)

Andrew Furney

  • Lou Groza Award (Nation's top kicker)

Travis Long

  • Rotary Lombardi Award (College lineman of the year)
  • Bronko Nagurski Trophy (Nation's most outstanding defensive player)
  • Butkus Award (Nation's best linebacker)

Jeff Tuel

  • Davey O'Brien Award (Nation's best quarterback)
We won't hear much on these awards again until October and November when many will announce semifinal lists. It's also important to note that just because a player wasn't named to the initial watch list, does not mean they can't make the semifinal list or win the award.

Football

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In the last four years, there hasn't been much to celebrate for the Washington State football team.

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Senior defensive end Malik Jenkins (Ennis, Texas) has become the latest prospect from the Lone Star State to commit to former Texas Tech and current Washington State head coach Mike Leach, Scout.com reports.

Sampling of your Pac-12 media day questions - Pac-12 Blog - ESPN

Washington State Katie from Spokane: This one is for Jeff Tuel:The last few years, as a student and alumnus, it seems as though the players have become apathetic to the non-winning culture. What would you say has changed about that since Coach Leach has been hired? Jeff from Bellingham, Wash.: For Mike Leach: Who wins in a dog fight between Scubby Doo and Astro from the Jetsons?

Pac-12 preseason position reviews: punter - Pac-12 Blog - ESPN

Washington State: JC transfer Mike Bowlin will take care of punting and kickoffs. He looked good this spring.

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