Mike Leach seems to be getting plenty of attention recently so it seems like a good time to test your WSU coaching knowledge. To do that, we're going to play the game which is sweeping the nation, "Name That Cougar Coach!"
In an effort to give everyone a fair shot, I limited this to the start of the Pac-8 days (since 1968) so no, Babe Hollingbery is not one of the answers.
Q1: This coach once opened a season with four straight wins, but the Cougars still missed a bowl game.
Q2: The Cougars beat three ranked opponents during this coach's first season.
Q3: During this coach's run at WSU, he coached two games played outside of the continental United States.
Q4: This coach never lost an Apple Cup.
Q5: This coach opened his WSU career with a win against a ranked opponent.
If Shellin, or anyone, correctly guesses all five of these questions in seven minutes again, I give up.
Assessing the damage on the morning after Utah - SportsLink - Spokesman.com - Nov. 4, 2012
I'm boarding a couple flights later today and will arrive in Spokane later this afternoon, then make the drive to Pullman, then attend what all of a sudden looks like it should be a pretty interesting practice. Read on for links from yesterday's proceedings.
Bowl hopes over, Cougars play for pride - Spokesman.com - Nov. 5, 2012
PULLMAN – The state of Utah has not been kind to the Washington State football team this season. Neither has the Cougars’ coach.
Pac-12 power rankings Week 10 : Steve Gress
11. Washington State (2-7, 0-6): Cougars waxed by Utes. What will Bruins do on Saturday?
Commentary: Leach Is A Pirate Stealing WSU's Gold - KCPQ
We start by putting our Bud Light spotlight on Washington State Coach Mike Leach. I don’t care what you say – this man is a total genius.
UCLA vs. Washington State odds: Bruins favored by 2 touchdowns over Cougars - SB Nation Los Angeles
The UCLA Bruins are opening as 14-point favorites in their matchup against the Washington State Cougars this Saturday at 7:30 p.m. PT on ESPN2.
UCLA football has USC in sight, but Washington State comes first - latimes.com
USC is coming. USC is coming. UCLA players can talk all they want about Washington State, their opponent this week, but facts are facts. An opportunity that has been absent for nearly two decades is so close the Bruins can't ignore it.
2012-13 preseason hot seat - CBSSports.com
KEN BONE WASHINGTON STATE Bone can blame Tony Bennett for being on this list because Bone's predecessor was responsible for lofty expectations. Bennett was 69-33 in three seasons with the Cougars and went to a Sweet 16 in 2008. Bone has been mediocre at best in Pullman with a 22-32 Pac-12 mark in a league that's been down since his arrival from Portland State. He likely needs better than the eighth-place finish and CBI berth from a year ago.
Cougar Men's Basketball to take on Saint Martin's in Exhibition Tuesday - The Washington State University Official Athletic Site
PULLMAN, Wash. - The Washington State University men's basketball team will host Saint Martin's University for an exhibition game, Tuesday, Nov. 6 at 7 p.m. at Beasley Coliseum's Friel Court, in its final push before the 2012-13 season officially begins.