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Connor Halliday catches the eye of NFL draft scout

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Halliday, signed by former head coach Paul Wulff, is not the typical Leach quarterback. The lanky 6-foot-4, 198-pounder has a live arm and loves to show it off. He attacked the Scarlet Knights with the typical in-breaking routes Leach has made famous. Halliday also showed very good accuracy on both intermediate and deep out-breaking routes, consistently throwing before his receivers turned. Halliday also showed deft touch on verticals down the sideline and when dropping passes over the defenders with their backs turned to him.

Rob Rang in "2015 NFL Draft: Rutgers' James, WSU's Halliday worth an NFL look - CBSSports.com"

The Seattle Game is dead

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"We're going to discontinue it," Moos said. "Really feel that it's run its course -- served us well over the years."

http://espn.go.com/blog/pac12/post/_/id/75791/wsu-says-goodbye-to-annual-seattle-game

ESPN gives WSU and Mike Leach some recruiting love

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Mike Leach has never been big on chasing stars ... but the 2015 class, it has a lot of talent and is easily the biggest surprise in the Pac-12 at this point.

Jeremy Crabtree, ESPN Recruiting Nation (watch and listen to what he had to say here)

Gildan New Mexico Bowl

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Just bought some great tickets for this years bowl game. Said they had plenty more. Contact info Brad Condon gildannmbowl@gmail.com (505) 715-3331

Sean Lancona isn't done talking

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"They said that after their meeting with the athletic director [Bill Moos] at the end of the season, that the program is going to be headed into a different direction," Sean Lancona said. "I'm going to try to stay classy here, but there were a lot of things said that left the impression that the program was headed in a direction that wasn't going to fit Tanner's needs anymore. … It had to do with a coach on a hot seat, a coach that needed to go in a different direction immediately."

Via FoxSports.com. We've already written about this situation plenty, and our take from the moment the school parted ways with Tanner Lancona was that it wasn't mutual. This would seem to be more evidence of that.

SB Nation wins prestigious design award

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"SB Nation pushes the boundaries of a news website. It is beautiful and visually compelling without gimmicks. Its design is intentional and clean. It is uniquely 'sporty-elegant.' Photography is given a cinematic treatment and allowed to shine."

Just some of the praise for SB Nation, which was named one of the world's best designed news sites by the Society of News Design. Incidentally, we share the same design here at CougCenter. Huge congrats to the SB Nation design team!

I don't know why they call it Black Friday, maybe we should wear black uniforms?

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I don't know why they call it Black Friday, maybe we should wear black uniforms?

- Bill Moos, after being asked why/how the Apple Cup was put on Black Friday at the ASWSU Senate meeting. Was said jokingly, but who knows?

As we head into a new chapter of Cougar Football, I want to thank each and every one of you for...

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As we head into a new chapter of Cougar Football, I want to thank each and every one of you for helping us get here. I think of that day I travelled to Key West to meet with Coach Leach. During our discussion, it became clear that this man was about more than just football - a lot more as many of you have learned. I told him about the uncommon passion and pride of Washington State, about our desire to rise up to relevancy, to show off our amazing university and to elevate our mentality to what's possible rather than what is not possible. To prove that WE CAN. You have exceeded both of our expectations in so many ways.

Read the rest here: A Letter from AD Bill Moos - The Washington State University Official Athletic Site. As if you needed any more reason to get excited.

"My No. 1 feeling all along, up until about a month and a half ago, was doing everything I can to...

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"My No. 1 feeling all along, up until about a month and a half ago, was doing everything I can to make contacts and call coaches for all of our assistants," Wulff said Thursday in a telephone interview with The Spokesman-Review. "I felt them and their families got a raw deal, and I was in better shape than them, so I did everything I could to help all the coaches move on to jobs. That was very important to me, and it was the least I could do."

Christian Caple interviewed Paul Wulff this past week. I'd been waiting for this and was curious what Christian would put together, and he did an excellent job, as always. Go read it!

Countdown To BYU: 110 Days Until Kickoff Which is also the number of career touches Kevin McCall...

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Countdown To BYU: 110 Days Until Kickoff Which is also the number of career touches Kevin McCall had in his WSU career before he became a rapper. Countdown
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