The part of the interview that will likely draw the most attention was the discussion of Tuel's medical hardship waiver. Tuel said it has been filed and he expects to hear a decision sometime during fall camp. Without knowing, he said he's going into camp thinking this is his final season in Pullman, "I'm going into this like it's my last year and hey if I get the extra year it's a bonus." He also said it isn't a guarantee he'd use a fifth year if one was awarded.
They talked wide receivers with Tuel saying incoming freshman Gabriel Marks "looks great" so far. They also touch on the one game Tuel would most like to have back, his trip to the Manning Passing Academy, the effect Mike Leach has had on the program, unsung players and more. The interview is definitely worth a listen, which you can do via the player after the jump or at the Ian Furness Show website.
Washington State WR Wilson, of Tulare, on Biletnikoff watch list - Sports - fresnobee.com
Washington State junior receiver Marquess Wilson (Tulare High) was named to the watch list for the Biletnikoff Award, given annually for the past 17 years to the nation's top receiver.
More Cougars Named To Preseason Award Watch Lists - The Washington State University Official Athletic Site
PULLMAN, Wash. – Three more Washington State University football student-athletes were recently named to preseason award watch lists.
Pac-12 Quarterbacks: Matt Barkley, Keith Price, Jeff Tuel, Bryan Bennett At Manning Passing Academy - Pacific Takes
Jeff Tuel has shown flashes of being a great QB at WSU, although injuries have cut short some of his stints. Now in a system that'll be conducive to quick passes that should minimize health concerns, Tuel is ready to break out.
Q&A with Washington State coach Mike Leach " Kitsap Sun
No sooner had news leaked about Washington State hiring Mike Leach as football coach last November than the phone rang.
2012 College Football Season Preview: Washington State Cougars
The Paul Wulff era ended in Pullman after four seasons and only nine wins. Wazzu went just 4-32 in Pac-10/12 play during the Wulff era but they did have their best season in his last year.
Washington State: Anthony Laurenzi is solid at nose tackle in the Cougars new 3-4, and hopes are high for incoming freshman Robert Barber. The Cougs, by the way, were fairly solid against the run last year, ranking seventh in the conference.
Best-case scenario: Brock Motum goes from "best big man you've never heard of" to just the Pac-12's best big man, full stop.