This past weekend wasn't great for current members of the WSU football team, but a few former WSU players had great weekends in the NFL.
Jason Hanson nailed all four of his field goal attempts, including the game winning kick. Hanson has now made 16-of-17 field goal attempts this season. Jason Hill, now playing for the New York Jets, caught a 5-yard touchdown pass on Sunday, his first score of the season.
While those two performances were noteworthy, Brandon Gibson made possibly the catch of the week or even the season to this point. The catch, which can be seen here, was part of a seven catch, 91 yard performance for Gibson. He made a few great catches during his time at WSU but on a difficulty scale, that may have been his best yet.
Now, onto today's links.
Leach and player video - SportsLink - Spokesman.com - Oct. 15, 2012
Mike Leach has a way of getting to the point he wants to make, even if nobody asks.
WSU vs. Stanford set for 3:15 p.m. - SportsLink - Spokesman.com - Oct. 15, 2012
Just a quick note to pass along the news that Washington State's game at Stanford on Oct. 27 has been selected by the Pac-12 Networks for a 3:15 p.m. kickoff.
Leach calls out receivers - Spokesman.com - Oct. 16, 2012
PULLMAN – It’s been a familiar refrain so far this season for Washington State coach Mike Leach.
QB Tyler Bruggman is back from Wazzu visit - Football Recruiting - West Region Blog - ESPN
Quarterback Tyler Bruggman (Phoenix, Ariz./Brophy Prep) is plenty familiar with Washington State, having visited multiple times and done every bit of homework on his potential destinations before committing to the Cougars in June. But that didn't prevent the 6-foot-1, 190-pound signal-caller from enoying his official visit to the Washington State campus this past weekend.
12. Washington State (2-5): WSU fans didn't get much time to enjoy their Mike Leach bobblehead's on Saturday. Cougar QB Connor Halliday threw two first-quarter interceptions in Washington State's 31-17 loss to Cal. Even Leach's bobblehead could see that Halliday was struggling. After the two picks, the real Leach benched Halliday in favor of former starting QB Jeff Tuel. With a bye this week, Leach will have a few extra days to decide who his starter will be for the Cougars' next game against No. 22 Stanford. Last week's ranking: 12. Next up: at No. 18 Stanford, Oct. 27, Time/TV TBA.
Washington State senior quarterback Jeff Tuel was one of three Cougars players selected to speak with the media today. He answered questions for about 10 minutes.
12. Washington State: Will the Cougars figure out who their quarterback is during the bye week? The schedule ahead, by the way, is as tough -- if not tougher -- than the schedule behind
WSU Football: Mike Leach Press Conference Oct. 15 (via WSUCougarAthletics)
WSU Football: Daniel Simmons Press Conference Oct. 15 (via WSUCougarAthletics)
WSU Football: Elliott Bosch Press Conference. Oct. 15 (via WSUCougarAthletics)
WSU Football: Jeff Tuel Press Conference. Oct. 15 (via WSUCougarAthletics)