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Hot Cougar Action: Tuesday morning links

Washington State news and notes.


Tuesdays are typically filled with press conference video, but with football season wrapping up we go from four or five videos to one.

While Mike Leach and the football team did not meet the press on Monday, Ken Bone did. The main thing to come from his press conference was the fact DaVonte Lacy's knee is still swollen and they won't have an accurate timetable for his return until that swelling subsides. You can see that and more in the video below.

WSU Men's Basketball: Ken Bone Press Conference Nov. 26 (via WSUCougarAthletics)



Andrew Furney Named Pac-12 Special Teams Player of the Week - The Washington State University Official Athletic Site
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - Kicker Andrew Furney has been named the Pac-12 Special Teams Player of the Week, the conference announced Monday.

Bucannon, Furney Named Second Team All-Pac-12 - The Washington State University Official Athletic Site
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - Ten Washington State football student-athletes received All-Pac-12 Conference recognition, the conference office announced Monday.

HOWIE STALWICK | Dawgin' it coined at Apple Cup " Kitsap Sun
1. Dawgin' It: Everyone knows about Cougin' it. WSU fans saw it as recently as Sept. 22 in that gag job against Colorado. Well, the Apple Cup marked the arrival of Dawgin' it. Hard to say what was more stunning: The Huskies' choke job, or the Cougars' late rally in the face of odds steeper than Queen Anne Hill. Thrilling game.

Marquel Combs raves about Wazzu visit - Football Recruiting - West Region Blog - ESPN
"That trip came out better than I thought," Combs said. "The Apple Cup was a really good game and a lot of players stepped up. I got to charge the field when they won and I've never gotten to do that before."

Player of the week: Pac-12 - Pac-12 Blog - ESPN

Andrew Furney picked a heck of a time to nail his first career game-winning kick.

weekend rewind 112612 - Pac-12 Blog - ESPN

Team of the week: Quick: Name the team that you saw as a certainty to lose this past weekend. Washington State, right? The Cougars were 2-9, mired in controversy, and their best defensive player, OLB Travis Long, was out with an injury. Further, rival Washington was riding high, having won four games in a row. And when the Huskies took an 18-point lead into the fourth quarter, that certainty felt confirmed. Heck, the Pac-12 blog even tweeted a postmortem, declaring the Cougs dead. But despite all that was against them, the Cougars rose up and won. Kudos, particularly to the seniors, who end their careers on a high note.

Apple Cup review: Likes and dislikes about Washington State's 31-28 overtime victory over Washington | The Brewery | The Seattle Times

Some final thoughts about the Apple Cup in our usual game review:

Coach Leach says Choate would be good fit for Vandals | Sports | KLEW CBS 3 - News, Weather and Sports - Lewiston, ID

MOSCOW, ID - The Vandals have reportedly started interviewing for the vacant head coaching position and a current WSU coach is in the mix.

Leach says he'll remain with Cougars in 2013 " Kitsap Sun

SPOKANE — Washington State football coach Mike Leach has a well-earned reputation for his willingness to speak at length about football and virtually anything else.