Paul Wulff headed to South Florida

Ezra Shaw

The former WSU head coach is reportedly returning to the collegiate coaching ranks.

Programming note: Michael Preston will host a special afternoon edition of the CougCenter Hour today at 11 a.m. PT. It's always a must listen, but I'll be one of the guests, obviously making it a must-must listen.

Mike Leach lived in Florida at the end of Paul Wulff's tenure at WSU and two years later, the coaches have come full circle. Leach replaced Wulff at WSU and now Wulff is headed to Florida. He will reportedly become the offensive coordinator at South Florida when the 49ers' season ends.

For those of you who follow college football, you know that means Paul Wulff is getting on the bus.

It's an interesting move for Wulff, who has been a secondary assistant for San Francisco the last two years. The move won't have any impact on WSU's finances as his buyout was paid many months ago. There could, however, be some ties to the Cougars. WSU has spot recruited in Florida under Leach, including landing quarterback Peyton Bender from Fort Lauderdale this recruiting cycle. There is a chance WSU and USF could be after some of the same prospects in the future.

He hasn't had to recruit for two years, so I'll guess we'll have to wait to see if he busts out his old tactics:

Waseem: Coach Ball he was always honest to me. I had other coaches come into my house and promise me a starting position and all kinda stuff. Coach Ball promised me he would coach me up. Also, Coach Wulff came to my house and ate my dad's Gumbo then used my bathroom (#2) so we were family at that point. Lol

Men's basketball:

Men's Basketball Comes Up Just Short in OT - Washington State University Official Athletic Site
Josh Scott scored eight of his 19 points in overtime as No. 15 Colorado held off Washington State 71-70 on Wednesday night.

No. 15 Colorado beats Washington St, 71-70 in OT - Wire Mens Basketball - The Sacramento Bee
Washington State showed at least it can score. Dexter Kernich-Drew scored a career-high 24 points and the Cougars led for much of regulation before losing to No. 15 Colorado, 71-70 in overtime Wednesday night.

Shots finally fall, but so do Cougars - Spokesman.com - Jan. 8, 2014
Three-point shooting has been an anchor weighing down the Washington State men’s basketball team throughout the first half of the 2013-14 season. But on Wednesday night it nearly buoyed the Cougars to an upset of No. 15 Colorado.

Colorado defeats WSU 71-70 - SportsLink - Spokesman.com - Jan. 8, 2014
S-R photojournalist Colin Mulvany covered WSU's loss to Colorado. Check out this big picture gallery of game photos.

Colorado Buffaloes vs. Washington State Cougars Recap - CBSSports.com
Listening to Colorado coach Tad Boyle after the game, you wouldn't know the 15th-ranked Buffaloes had won.

Football recruiting:

Most important recruiting targets for Pac-12 teams - ESPN
Griffin committed to Washington State earlier in the process, but backed away from that and is now looking at a number of programs including Arizona, California and Washington. While Washington State is in the mix for several impactful skill position prospects, pulling Griffin back into the mix would be huge because it would give the Cougars a talented recruit at a position where you can never have too much depth, and it would give Mike Leach another prospect from a state-power high school.

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