Hot Cougar Action: 'He’s big and likes to hit things'

James Snook-US PRESSWIRE

Which prospect was Mike Leach talking about? If you followed recruiting you shouldn't be surprised.

Cody O'Connell is yet to arrive on campus, much less play a snap in a WSU uniform, and yet people are already writing profiles about him. I guess that's what happens when you are 6'8 and 350 pounds.

The profile from the Murrow News Service includes a few interesting details. A lot of players O'Connell's size tend to come from big families, but his dad is 6-foot, while his mom is 5-foot-10 and his sister 5-foot-4. There are also a few awesome quotes including the one from Mike Leach in the headline. There is also this from O'Connell's high school coach Scott Devereaux.

"I know Leach likes really big tackles. Well, he's got a skyscraper for one now," Devereaux said.

I don't know if skyscrapers would be good at blocking defensive ends, but let's hope O'Connell is.

Football:

O'Connell part of 'big' changes in Pullman | KREM.com Spokane
At age eight, Cody O’Connell wasn’t allowed to play with kids his age – he was too big. Brand new to the game, the 135-pound youngster was forced to play with 12- and 13-year-olds.

Andrei Lintz Named To Hampshire Honor Society - The Washington State University Official Athletic Site
DALLAS -Former Washington State University wide receiver Andrei Lintz was named to the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame 2013 Hampshire Honor Society, the NFF announced Thursday.

Baseball:

Late Errors Cost Cougars - The Washington State University Official Athletic Site
PULLMAN, Wash. - Two Washington State errors in the ninth inning led to a pair of unearned runs for Oregon and the Cougars dropped a 5-3 decision to the No. 6 Ducks in the opener of a three-game Pac-12 baseball series, Friday.

Cougar Baseball Duo Receives Academic Honor - The Washington State University Official Athletic Site
TYSONS CORNER, Va. - Washington State junior catcher Collin Slaybaugh and redshirt-junior first baseman Brett Jacobs have been named to the 2013 Capital One All-Academic District 8 Baseball Team presented by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

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