Cyrus Coen is one player that is in line to have a special season in 2014. The true senior linebacker has been one of WSU's leading tacklers for the past two years. We had the privilege to talk with the soft-spoken native of Pearl City, Hawaii about his anticipation for the coming season and working with fellow linebackers.
CougCenter: Cyrus, you're a fourth year senior. Talk about what this season means to you.
Coen: Just blessed to have come this far. It's the last season. I have to go all out and get everything I can.
CougCenter: Which teammates have been instrumental in helping you along since you arrived at WSU?
Coen: The only person that I can think of since I have been here is Toni Pole. I've been his roommate for the last couple of years. He has been really instrumental in my life and my college career. I met him my freshman year here at WSU.
CougCenter: How do you think the linebackers have been doing as a unit so far?
Coen: Fantastic. We're setting the tone for practice every day. We're coming out blazing fire and practicing hard. I'm real proud of my teammates.
CougCenter: How are you enjoying camp so far? Who is your roommate?
Coen: To be honest, I'm enjoying it. It kind of reminds me of home of how hot the humidity level is because I'm from Hawaii. My roommate is Chandler (Lenui). He's a freshman here. He's doing really well too. He's picking it up really fast. Yeah, I love it here in Lewiston playing on the grass.
CougCenter: Does it help having a fellow linebacker for a roommate? Obviously, you're four years along and he just came to the program.
Coen: For sure. I try to give him as much advice as I can just to help with his transition because I know it's hard to transition to a college football career. So it's been great.
CougCenter: You were recently put on a watch list for the Polynesian Player of the Year by the Polynesian Football Hall of Fame. Talk about what that means.
Coen: I'm honored. Really just blessed. There we're a few players that I thought should have been nominees too, Toni Pole and Darryl Paulo, they are really good players too. I'm just blessed.