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Cougars look to go under center more in 2015

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The Cougars went under center just one single time in 2014, and look to increase that number in 2015.

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Washington State had a touchdown success rate of 100% when going under center in 2014. Granted, they did it just once on a quarterback sneak with Luke Falk, but 100%? That is a solid percentage in anything!

There has been plenty of murmuring and rumors around Pullman that Head Coach Mike Leach and staff are going to start going under center much more in 2015. The offensive line will be returning in full force this next season and will be called upon to be the leaders of the offense. With five returning starters as well as a lot more confidence from the coaching staff, the offensive line will be counted on a lot with a "new" quarterback.

With Luke Falk getting ready to begin this season as the starting quarterback, he has had a full off-season to work with coaches in and out of the gun. Falk looks to be a more agile Connor Halliday, a quarterback who can stand in the pocket and deliver a rocket with a linebacker in his face as well as someone who can roll out and dump it off or take off running. The coaching staff has the ability to do much more with Falk and it will be a very interesting season with how things turn out on the offensive side.

The Cougars are a pass first team and that is not going anywhere any time soon. Neither are the days of going out of the gun. Having the ability to go under center at any moment will be a huge addition to the Cougars offense and will add a whole other dimension to play calling.

Football:

Washington State to play more under center in 2015? | FOX Sports
The Washington State Cougars ran just one play under center in 2014

Washington State looks for greater offensive balance under center - College Football Nation Blog - ESPN
Washington State ran 1,011 plays last season, yet their quarterback took a snap from under center just once -- or 0.099 percent of the time.

Men's Basketball:

Aron Baynes Signs with the Detroit Pistons - Washington State University Official Athletic Site
Former Washington State men’s basketball standout, Aron Baynes, signed a multi-year contract with the NBA’s Detroit Pistons.

Crew:

Lisa Roman’s Canadian Crew Captures Gold - Washington State University Official Athletic Site
For the second-straight year, former Washington State University rower, Lisa Roman, placed first, earning gold and capturing the yellow jersey, as part of Canada’s women’s eight crew at the 2015 World Cup III at Lucerne, Switzerland.

Women's Basketball:

Incoming Cougars Finish Play at U20 Championships - Washington State University Official Athletic Site
Borislava Hristova and Maria Kostourkova competed in the FIBA U20 European Championships, July 2-12.