HOT COUGAR ACTION: Reaction To Deone Bucannon's Suspension

While Jeff Tuel's injured knee is still the big story leading up to the game against UNLV, Deone Bucannon's suspension supplanted it in the news cycle, for at least one day.

There were a few news stories around the Internet Tuesday, but writers and commenters weren't the only ones weighing in. Both Mike Leach and defensive coordinator Mike Breske were asked about the suspension following Tuesday's practice. Via Christian Caple:

Leach

"First of all I think we're wrong, I think it was a bad hitm" Leach said. "I don't really have any reaction. I can see the point of view. It was a late hit and I can see where action was justified. We shouldn't have done it. We addressed it Sunday so it's over from here, but the Pac-12's reaction doesn't surprise me and it's our fault. All that's our fault."

Breske

"It is what it is. I think it's an accurate call by the Pac-12 office. He's out the first half, realizes what he did wrong and he can't do that again. We can't afford to lose anybody for a half, be it Deone or anyone else. He's going to sit for two quarters and be a coach from the sideline.

Now that everyone seems ready to move on, we can all get back to analyzing how much limp Jeff Tuel is walking with.

Football

FCS teams throw scare into Pac-12 - Spokesman.com - Sept. 11, 2012
It used to be that if a Pac-12 team lost – or came close to losing – against an opponent from the lower-tier Football Championship Subdivision, the assumption was that the FCS team was merely overlooked.

Recapping Mike Leach's Pac-12 call - SportsLink - Spokesman.com - Sept. 11, 2012
It's Tuesday, which means coach Mike Leach answered questions for about 10 minutes during the Pac-12 coaches call. We have a recap of his segment below.

Coaches react to Bucannon news, Tuel on the mend - SportsLink - Spokesman.com - Sept. 11, 2012
FROM PULLMAN — There was plenty to observe during practice, which meant there was also plenty to talk about afterward. So let's get right to it. Read on.

Pac-12 suspends Bucannon - Spokesman.com - Sept. 12, 2012
PULLMAN – Washington State coaches aren’t happy about the illegal hit that led to the Pac-12’s suspension of starting safety Deone Bucannon for the first half of Friday’s game at UNLV.

WSU’s Bucannon suspended for hit | WSU Cougars - The News Tribune
Washington State football coach Mike Leach and defensive coordinator Mike Breske said they agreed with the Pacific-12 Conference’s decision to suspend Cougars strong safety Deone Bucannon for the first half of Friday’s game at UNLV for a late hit Saturday against Eastern Washington wide receiver Greg Herd.

Cougar kicker Furney has emerged as a leader " Kitsap Sun
PULLMAN — Andrew Furney is one of the better field-goal kickers in college football, but he looks like he's one of the better beer drinkers on the company bowling team.

Washington State Cougars Official Athletic Site
Good afternoon Cougars and welcome to today's chat with WSU Deputy Director of Athletics Mike Marlow.

College Football's Top 10 Disappointments After Two Weeks | AthlonSports.com
2. Washington State’s offense – With Mike Leach’s arrival in Pullman, and the return of quarterback Jeff Tuel and receiver Marquess Wilson, big things were expected of Washington State’s offense.

WSU Athletics

Cougar Men's Golf Captures Tournament Team Title - The Washington State University Official Athletic Site
PULLMAN, Wash. - The Washington State men's golf team shot the best third-round team score in tournament history and had three players score below 70 in the final round, capturing the team title in the Itani Quality Homes Collegiate at Palouse Ridge Tuesday. The victory marks the first tournament team title for WSU under second-year head coach Garrett Clegg.

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