Bill Moos interview recap: Bowl games, Leach extension and more

Bill Moos appeared on 710 ESPN Tuesday and talked all things WSU with Wyman, Mike and Moore. The group talked about Leach's contract extension, recruiting, facilities, bowl games and more.

Bill Moos is a regular visitor to the evening drive-time show Wyman, Mike and Moore on 710 ESPN in Seattle. He made another short visit on Tuesday to talk all things WSU football (and a little basketball).

You can hear the interview here or you can just read a little more and I'll hit on all the important stuff.

Nothing mentioned was really all that shocking, but the thing that stood out the most was Moos' talk of WSU and bowl games:

"It's my responsibility to be working the bowl scene to make sure that if we do win this week that there's a place for us. Then, Apple Cup... Well there's a bowl game in itself. That one might come down to whether we're bowl eligible or not, or it might come down to whether we move up the chain. I'm working that end of it while Mike Leach and his team and the staff are getting ready to play Utah."

One thing is clear: If the Cougs can get to 6 wins, they will be bowling. Bill Moos will make sure of that.

Here are some more quick bullet points from Moos' interview:

  • A big reason behind announcing the extension now is because it acts as "a recruiting advantage".
  • Moos calls Leach and his coaches very good evaluators and says that recruiting is going very well and they are attracting players from all over the country.
  • The Football Operations Building is "maybe a day or two" behind and is scheduled to be finished in May.
  • Moos is optimistic for a good crowd on Saturday. He mentions good weather and an early start as reasons for a good turn out.
  • On the basketball side, Moos compares the basketball team being without a true point guard is like "a football team being without a quarterback". He also says that "he hopes things work out" for Ken Bone.
  • Football

    Time for WSU seniors to be heard - Spokesman.com - Nov. 19, 2013
    PULLMAN – The seniors on the Washington State football team have endured a lot in their less than idyllic college careers. They’ve been through seasons of two, three and four wins, a coaching change and some of the worst losses in school history. The combined record of WSU’s 20 seniors over their four years is 14-32.

    WSU Cougars one step closer to bowl eligibility after this past Saturday | Sports | KLEW CBS 3 - News, Weather and Sports - Lewiston, ID
    The Cougar Football team had lost two straight before their meeting in Arizona this past Saturday...a win for them here would be considered an upset to many.

    WSU Slideshow From Monday's Press Conference - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com
    Photos from the Washington State University football team's press conference on Monday, Nov. 18, 2013.Cougar head coach, Mike Leach, has had his contract extended through the 2018 season on the 18t...

    This and that for a Tuesday - SportsLink - Spokesman.com - Nov. 19, 2013
    A GRIP ON SPORTS A few random thoughts for this Tuesday that are neither there or, well, yes, they are here. Read on.

    Arizona coach: Team played bad but did not overlook Washington State ArizonaSports.com
    The Arizona Wildcats were not supposed to lose to the Washington State Cougars.

    A heavy favorite playing at home against a team that had lost its previous three games by an average of nearly 29 points per contest, the Wildcats were supposed to roll to their seventh win before hosting Pac-12 power Oregon the following week.

    Basketball

    Dower on brink of breakout for Gonzaga? " Kitsap Sun
    "It’s basically a fistfight," Dower said. "It’s the battle of Washington. It’s a rivalry game. Guys are going to come out fighting. May the best team win."

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