24/7 Sports took a look at 2014 recruiting needs and named defensive back WSU's biggest need. After loading up on the lines this year, it's hard to argue with that. Wide receiver may also make my list of top needs for 2014 just because there are so many unknowns heading into next season.
2014 recruiting class needs in the NCAA Pac-12 programs
Washington State Biggest need – Defensive backs. Mike Leach is known for offense but he’s going to need some playmakers in the secondary if he is going to be known for winning games in Pullman. Washington State is looking to load up on back end defensive talent in 2014 and it could use some help at both the safety and cornerback spots. Top Target – John Smith, S, Long Beach (Calif.) Poly
Cougar Football Legends Duke Washington, Alex Brink, and the Apple Cup - Washington State University Cougars
Cougar football legends Duke Washington (L) and Alex Brink (R) visit with the Apple Cup during the Cougar Athletic Fund Night With Cougar Football event in Seattle, Friday, Feb. 22.
More Ken Bone hot seat talk, because I'm sure no one is tired of that yet.
Pac-12 Basketball: 12 Pac - A Dozen Predictions About the Rest of the Season - Pacific Takes
5. Either Ken Bone or Craig Robinson don't survive.
Seats heat up for some Pac-12 coaches
Even though Washington State would owe Ken Bone $2.5 million for the remaining three years on a seven-year deal he signed when hired, interest is lagging and the Cougars are only 24-47 in conference games in Bone’s four seasons.