When I search for the articles to link in this daily post, I usually try to do it quickly. I open a bunch of links, scan them all and link to ones with something interesting. Very rarely do I read full articles, just to save time.
Today was a little big different. As I scanned Vince Grippi's piece on David Gonzales, I quickly decided this was worth reading. Most likely, I would feature it in this space, pull a couple of quotes, talk about how much you all should read it. Simple stuff really. Next, i opened Cougfan.com's except of Ryan Leaf's new book 596 Switch, again I found myself quickly deciding to read the entire thing. Again, a fantastic read.
I've linked to roughly 1,000 articles since I started doing these daily posts and those might be my two favorite. If that chapter is any indication of the rest of the book, Leaf's book will be a must read for any WSU fan.
WSU's Gonzales refuses to be overlooked - Spokesman.com - Oct. 12, 2011
PULLMAN – All David Gonzales wanted to do as a kid was emulate his pops on the football field. Get out there on weekends and throw his body around. Be a player just like his dad had been.
Scout.com: EXCLUSIVE EXCERPT FROM RYAN LEAF'S BOOK
RYAN LEAF'S new book about his four years at Washington State goes on sale this weekend. Cougfan.com has secured this fascinating one-chapter excerpt that figures to whet the appetite for more.
Tuel returns to WSU's practice - SportsLink - Spokesman.com - Oct. 12, 2011
There was something different about practice Wednesday. What was it? Can't put my finger on it. Maybe it was Jeff Tuel actually running around and able to be hit – though he never actually was. But he's been cleared to play this weekend and just might. Read on.
WSU hoops picked to finish near bottom of Pac-12 " Kitsap Sun
PULLMAN — The Washington State basketball team won 22 games and reached the NIT semifinals a year ago, but the Cougars are picked to finish near the basement in most preseason forecasts for the new Pac-12 Conference.
Four downs with Delano Howell - Stanford Football Blog - ESPN
Hard-hitting safety Delano Howell talks about facing another spread team in Washington State and what the Cardinal secondary is on the lookout for against the Cougars.
Slumped in a lobby chair big enough to accommodate both Ryan Leafs – before and after – the current version was exploring the challenges of rehabilitating a good life and a good name.
SPOKANE -- Washington State got inside the UCLA 10-yard line three times in the first half Saturday, and three times the Cougars had to settle for field goals. But coach Paul Wulff is not prepared to label that a major problem yet.