Fall semester is underway in Pullman and the WSU football team had Monday off as a result. The lack of practice, however, doesn't mean we have a lack of links.
I'm a sucker for videos where a coach or player is "mic'd up." So when WSU Athletics posted a video with defensive coordinator Chris Ball mic'd up for practice, it took me roughly two nanoseconds to click play. Often times, mic'd up videos are a disappointment. Some get nervous wearing a microphone while others are just boring. Chris Ball proved to be neither and the video is a must watch.
Chris Ball mic'd at practice! (via WSUCougarAthletics)
There were a few quotable comments from Ball, but here are two highlights.
(Walking by a group of offensive players)
"Ooooh, ugly looking group right there."
(On Tyree Toomer's juke move)
"That's a horrible move. Where's that move? What kind of move is that? That's a roadie poop move."
I have no idea what roadie poop is. In fact, I'm not even sure Ball said, "roadie poop" but regardless, I have a feeling we might have just found the next CougCenter meme.
Before we get into the links, I want to thank everyone who voted/commented on the post yesterday. The people have spoken and the link posts will continue. As for the name, that is still up for debate. If you have an idea for a new name, leave it in the comments and I'll put the best few up for vote tomorrow. Now onto the links.
As we say, oh, about 52 times a year, Monday mornings are "The Walking Dead" of links days. There is just very little out there. But what we can find, we pass along, so read on.
PULLMAN – Jared Karstetter has led Washington State in receptions and touchdown catches two straight years, but that hardly does justice to his overall impact on the program.
PULLMAN — If anyone had reason to bail on Paul Wulff and the Washington State Cougars the past three years, it was Jared Karstetter.
1. Explosive Cougs: The media is often slow to react to change in the Palouse, but you can take this to the bank, credit union or savings and loan institution of your choosing: Washington State quarterback Jeff Tuel and his receivers, as a total package, rank among the better groups in college football.
PULLMAN -- The Cougfan.com video camera caught a ton of footage over the weekend of Jeff Tuel, Marshall Lobbestael, Connor Halliday, Cody Clements and David Gilbertson throwing the ball. We also grabbed some general practice footage, and focused in a bit on running back Logwone Mitz and safety Deone Bucannon, both of whom also took time to talk with us after practice.
Blasphemy: Former Recruit Says WSU Lacked a "sense of family"
He went back to Snow, hesitant about Washington State. He de-committed. Then he called coach Gary Andersen and pledged to USU. "I wasn’t happy," Lapuaho said. "The Polynesian culture means a lot to me. And that’s what eventually swayed me to Utah State."
Around the Pac-12
Longtime sports media executive Gary Stevens has been hired as the head of the new Pac-12 Enterprises company. According to the press release on Stevens' hire, that means he will be in charge of "the Pac-12 Networks, the Pac-12 Digital Network, and Pac-12 Properties, which will handle all sponsorship, licensing and event management [including the new Pac-12 Football Championship Game and Pac-12 Basketball Tournaments] for the Conference.
Let's take a look at the transcript of Oregon footballer Cliff Harris' traffic stop!
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