The 2016 Washington State football season is under two weeks away and the excitement around Pullman Is electrifying. Junior quarterback Luke Falk has continued to gain plenty of attention during the offseason after a season he led the Cougars to a 9-4 season. In an article by Pro Football Focus on Monday, Luke Falk was listed as the 8th best quarterback for the upcoming season. Of the 15 quarterbacks included, three of them are from Pac-12 schools.
Finishing last season with 4,561 passing yards completing 447 of 644 passing attempts he led the Cougars to their first bowl win since 2003 with a Sun Bowl victory against the Miami Hurricanes. The stellar 2015 campaign Falk had, has landed him on the Davey O'Brien, Maxwell, Walter Camp, and the Manning award watch lists for the upcoming season as well as generated quiet talks about being a Heisman contender.
Falk will be returning to a stacked wide receiver group that is very hungry to show the rest of the conference and the nation what they are capable of. As Cougar fans we saw receivers Gabe Marks, River Cracraft, and Robert Lewis and running back Keith Harrington land themselves as the top-5 leading receivers last season combining for 2,609 yards. This group as well as many newcomers will continue to put up amazing numbers this next season.
The other two Pac-12 quarterbacks on this list are UCLA Sophomore Josh Rosen at #10 and Washington Sophomore Jake Browning.
By the end of his redshirt freshman season in 2015 he was a USA Today freshman All-American.
The long torture of summer sports is almost over, but we still have a little ways to go. To get things ready, I went over every single game on the Pac-12 schedule in 2016 and predicted records for each team.
With the start of college football just a few days away, we turn our attention to a preview of the quarterback position.
The Washington State University women's rowing team will hold informational meetings on Tuesday, Aug. 23, and Wednesday, Aug. 24 for those interested in becoming a member of the WSU women's rowing team.
The Washington State University volleyball team opens the 2016 season this weekend at the Purdue Mortar Board Premier Tournament in Holloway Gymnasium in West Lafayette, Ind