Welcome back football. The season may not start for a couple more weeks, but football news season is already in regular season form. Fall camp continues to roll on -- Andy will have more on Day 3 later this morning -- but that was far from the only WSU on Monday.
Here is just a look at some of what happened:
- Mike Leach got a $500,000 per season raise with the assistants getting a bump too.
- Jeff Farrar, who signed with Virginia in February, is headed to Pullman afterall. The 3-star corner should be eligible immediately.
- Crews continue to work on Martin Stadium with the addition of brick facade the current project.
- Current WSU 2015 commitment Dominic Davis was moved to 4-stars by Scout.com with a similar bump from Rivals.com expected soon. That will give WSU four 4-star recruits among the current 2015 verbal commitments. According to Rivals. WSU has signed four 4-star prospects in the last 8 years.
- Marquess Wilson will be out a while after breaking his clavicle in Bears practice.
And now for even more.
Heat and tempers rising - SportsLink - Spokesman.com - Aug. 4, 2014
The Washington State coaches' policy on fights in practice is essentially, "We don't care as long as it doesn't interrupt the next play. If it does, we'll roll you."
WSU’s Gabe Marks, Daquawan Brown battle in word and deed - Spokesman.com - Aug. 4, 2014
LEWISTON – When a battle for the football between wide receiver Gabe Marks and cornerback Daquawn Brown is decided, a similar joust plays out verbally.
Cougars Add Shoulder Pads for Day Three Practice - Washington State University Official Athletic Site
Washington State football continued fall practice with a two-hour workout at Sacajawea Middle School Monday afternoon.
OSU football: Rahmel Dockery journeys to Corvallis : Football
"I never wanted to play corner and after telling my coaches that at Washington State, I left and I prayed on it," Dockery said. "And it was just a blessing that (OSU coach) Mike Riley still wanted me to play receiver and he got me here and I’m just thankful for that."
Washington State transfer Rahmel Dockery relishes fresh start with Oregon State Beavers | OregonLive.com
In January 2011, Rahmel Dockery toured Oregon State with his parents and cousin. The high school senior relished the program's workmanlike ethos, the way coaches and players seemed to shun ego in the name of camaraderie.
Cougs up earnings of Leach - Spokesman.com - Aug. 5, 2014
LEWISTON – As the on-field performance of the Washington State football team improves, so does its coaches’ salary. WSU athletic director Bill Moos amended the contract for football coach Mike Leach to raise his annual media compensation from $100,000 per year to $600,000 per year, raising his total guaranteed annual compensation to $2.75 million.