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Report: Chris Tormey Joining WSU Football Staff

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According to a report out of Hawaii, former University of Washington assistant Chris Tormey is returning to the Palouse to join Paul Wulff's staff at Washington State. Tormey was the head coach at Idaho from 1995-1999 before taking the same position at Nevada. Currently, Tormey coaches the secondary and special teams at Hawaii.

Keep in mind, this is a report that's neither been confirmed, nor denied, by the parties involved. Let's get meta by reporting a report from Hawaii's Star-Advertiser.

The move makes sense for Tormey, who was raised in the Northwest and played and coached at the University of Idaho, which is located 8 miles from WSU's Pullman campus.

If true, this is big news for WSU. Tormey has a proven track record, knows the lay of the land and can recruit. He brings plenty of coaching experience at the FBS level to the table as well.

Should he be heading to Pullman, it's yet unknown what spot he'll take on the staff. With Travis Niekamp moving to an administrative job, the Cougs have an open linebackers coaching job. Considering his ability to recruit, and his past stints as recruiting coordinator, I'd expect him to play a big role in that, as well.

We'll keep you updated as news becomes available, but this would be a big step up for Wulff and the staff at Washington State.