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Bud Withers | Mike Leach's first WSU recruiting experience hectic, successful | Seattle Times Newspaper
Jim Mora — of all things, a Husky — did Mike Leach a nice turn this year. Next year, Leach is on his own. That will no doubt be an adventure, because with Leach, it always is.

Washington State Recruits With Offensive Line in Mind - SWX Right Now-Sports for Spokane, CdA, Tri-Cities, WA
It became evident by Wednesday afternoon that Mike Leach wants to beef up the Cougars' offensive line. Of the 23 prospective athletes who signed a Letter of Intent to play in Pullman, nearly a quarter of them had "OL" in the Position column next to their name. No small fact.

Washington State football 2012 recruiting class | CollegeFootballTalk
PULLMAN, Wash. - Washington State University Head Coach Mike Leach announced Wednesday that 28 student-athletes have each signed a National Letter of Intent or Financial Aid Agreement to play football for the Cougars.

Big signing day for Washington; lackluster one for Washington State | Seattle PI Sports Blog -
Meanwhile, Washington State had a fairly lackluster signing day. The Cougars signed just four in-state players, drawing mostly from California. There was lots of hype around the hiring of Mike Leach as the new WSU head coach, but he had little time — just two months — for recruiting beyond former coach Paul Wulff’s effort.

WSU's Leach 'proud' of staff's recruiting work " Kitsap Sun
PULLMAN — The Washington State Cougars released their 2012 football recruiting class in alphabetical order Wednesday, but that's not the only reason Jeremiah Allison belonged at the top of the list.

Meet WSU's 2012 signees - SportsLink - - Feb. 1, 2012
FROM PULLMAN — Here's the complete list of Washington State's signees, with comments from Mike Leach about each of them.

Colorado QB wins over WSU coaching staff - - Feb. 1, 2012
PULLMAN – His footwork, accuracy and leadership qualities had already been lauded by coach Mike Leach on Wednesday afternoon.

Washington High’s Tuivaiave signs with WSU (exhale) | The Prep Blog - The News Tribune
For a while, Jacob Tuivaiave wasn’t sure if he’d sign a letter of intent to play at Washington State University. After WSU hired Mike Leach, the new coach’s staff re-evaluated the 19 players that had orally committed to the Cougars. For various reasons, nine were told they no longer had offers to WSU.

Ranking the Pac-12 recruiting classes | College Sports - The News Tribune
12. Washington State Mike Leach was never known for bringing in top recruits at Texas Tech. His first class is decent with WR Gabriel Marks as the jewel.

Warriors land 2 of top state's top 10 prospects - Hawaii News - Honolulu Star-Advertiser
It is the best UH has done on the Top 10 list in several years and the Warriors almost held onto Kamehameha defensive back Taylor Taliulu. Taliulu had originally committed to Washington State but said over the weekend he would sign with UH before reconsidering and signing with the Cougars today.

Husky Football | Recruits stay home as flush Pac-12 schools clean up | Seattle Times Newspaper
After the dust had finally cleared on another letter-of-intent day, recruiting analysts said it wasn't so much about an individual school coming out on top in the Pac-12 as it was about the Pac-12 itself.

Torn ACL sidelines WSU's Aden for season | WSU Cougars - The News Tribune
The Washington State Cougars announced Tuesday that senior Faisal Aden suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee last Thursday at Arizona.

WSU coach Bone sees first half as mixed bag - - Feb. 1, 2012
PULLMAN – While assessing the first half of Washington State’s basketball season, the truth of an old adage used by coach Ken Bone was reaffirmed before he could even get the words out of his mouth.