Cougar football disappointed last year, but even 2014's 3-9 team was a step up from anything Cougar fans saw in the Paul Wulff era.
Kevin Trahan from SB Nation looked at the 10 worst power conference teams since 2005 according to the stat F/+. Wulff's first team, the '08 Cougs were the 6th worst team in the last decade. It gets worse. The 2009 rendition of Washington State football was the worst power conference football team in the last 10 years. Their rankings for those seasons were 112th and 119th
Man, I for one am really happy that SB Nation took time to bring back these delightful memories. Nothing like a fun little jaunt down memory lane right? Its not like anybody around here was trying to block those memories away like that time they peed themselves in front of the whole class.
In both of those seasons they were ranked lower than teams that didn't win a game ('08 UW and '09 Western Kentucky). It did get better, but not nearly enough as WSU was ranked 95th and 98th in 2010 and 2011.
Teams ranked in the 90s, like the Cougs in Wulff's best years, might go 7-5 if they get some turnover luck and play in the Sun Belt. They also get blown out by power conference foes.
So while the 3-9 season sucked, the team still ranked 77th, and the year before they finished 53rd. Leach has this thing going in the right direction and the team will compete in the Pac-12. Bill Connelly had some cautious optimism about the upcoming season in his preview and I do too. This team has a shot to be decent and Leach is a big reason for that.
Don't cry because the Wulff years happened; smile because they're over.
The 10 worst major college football teams of the last decade - SBNation.com
We now have the technology to figure out the very worst. Much of it has been in the state of Washington.
Position unit review: Pac-12 North linebackers - Pac-12 Blog - ESPN
Stanford, Oregon return the North division's most promising groups of linebackers this coming season.
2015 Pac-12 impact transfers - Pacific Takes
Who will be the standout transfer at each Pac-12 school in 2015?
WSU moves forward on medical school named in Floyd’s honor - Spokesman.com - July 16, 2015
Elson S. Floyd was told two weeks before he died that Washington State University’s new medical school would be named in his honor.
NBA Summer League Update – July 16 - Washington State University Official Athletic Site
Brock Motum is averaging 9.8 points per game in the Las Vegas Summer League for the Utah Jazz.
Washington St. Lands Commitment from Chanelle Molina | Big Island Now
Hawaii's reigning Gatorade Girls Basketball Player of the Year Chanelle Molina has decided to play at Washington State in 2016-2017. ESPN has Molina ranked as the 44th best prospect in the class of 2016.